My father coined the term Christian Reconstruction in 1965, the year Chalcedon began, in order to describe the work he saw ahead of the modern church. It is a term that our critics in and out of the church have branded to our disadvantage. Our opponents claim it’s a “political agenda,” that it is a legalistic attempt at imposing a moral order on society, or that we are the “American Taliban.” We have been branded as extremists.
This is the fourth in a series of articles about Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, the Christian physician who innovated the Massachusetts Model of addiction treatment.
If you are familiar at all with one of the most popular approaches to drug and alcohol addiction (Alcoholics Anonymous and its variants), you know that I chose those words very carefully. That statement is loaded with content that is not taught or believed by the drug and alcohol treatment industry.whole person.
Throughout my career as a missionary I have often been criticized by other missionaries and well-meaning Christians, in general, for cooperating and identifying with groups and movements that are not openly Christian, or not openly Protestant. Such criticism was mainly directed at my association with the Libertarian movement in Eastern Europe; but I have gotten flak for my support for political protest movements, for my work with Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox believers, and for my defense of civil rights organizations in Eastern Europe.
Men conquer the world for Christ; women work to preserve that which is conquered. But we see a dearth of training for women really to do this. That is why my emphasis remains on helping women realize and embrace the power-base that resides with a woman educated in God’s law, who makes her family the center of her concern, and focuses her teaching on the law of God.