In 1974, I heard of a man with the strange sounding name of Rousas J. Rushdoony. When I started reading him, I thought that his writing sounded more strange than his name, but after a while, the lights came on. Now over forty years later, the impact is still blindingly bright.
Dr. Rushdoony taught me much regarding a Biblical world and life view in theology and practice. I continue to appreciate the relevancy of his writings and the depth of solid thought that can be mined from them. Their focus was manifold but, to me, it centered on man’s sinful desire to play God. This desire must be uprooted and replaced with repentance of sin, resting in Christ alone, and living under the sovereignty of God in all of life
I will remember "Rush" as the person God used to "turn the lights on" to help me see that God's Word -- all of it --was not just to be consulted, but to be digested and utilized in every area of life and thought.
Rushdoony set forth a culturally relevant, incarnational theology in which "the rubber meets the road."
Rushdoony's critics often missed an important aspect of his message -- the liberation and release it offered to individuals and churches.
R. J. Rushdoony’s always had time for ordinary people, and had the ability to communicate with them in down-to-earth language. He wrote with clarity. It was not possible to misunderstand the point he was making. Ordinary men and women, those seeking real answers that made sense, were the people who bought and read his books.
R.J. Rushdoony was not merely a theologian living in a cloister. His attachment to the world of human action was ever evident in his critical writings about education, politics, culture, government, economics, philosophy, the church, home schooling, and everything else.