A Crown of Thorns: Reigning Through Suffering
January/February 2009

The Beatitudes

By R. J. Rushdoony

Covenant men, as kings in Christ, are concerned with righteousness or justice; more, they hunger and thirst for it. These are the men who shall inherit the earth; their hunger and thirst after righteousness is not the desire of a slave for justice, but the active work of a king to establish it.

The Christian and the Passing of Time

By Mark R. Rushdoony

The passing of one year and the beginning of another has been a prominent event in virtually every culture throughout history.

A Crown of Thorns: Reigning Through Suffering

By Christopher J. Ortiz

One of the perpetual criticisms that dominionists hear is that we neglect the role of suffering in the life of the believer by our undue emphasis on the triumphant Christian.

Protection and Covering: A Look at God’s Provision for the Biblical Trustee Family

By Andrea G. Schwartz

God’s law-word can be viewed either as a burden with hundreds of do’s and don’ts that stifle the creativity and freedom of individuals, OR as a blessing given by God to man within the context of families as the standard by which to glorify Him and enjoy Him.

By Lee Duigon

Shaidle and Vere have written a book, The Tyranny of Nice, detailing and analyzing the abuses of liberty—some of them decidedly bizarre—practiced by Canada’s “human rights” commissions and tribunals.3

By Greg Uttinger

Does the church speak infallibly? No, only Scripture is infallible. The church can make mistakes, even grievous ones. But in time the church will repent of those mistakes. And in time the branches of the church that won’t repent will be pruned and finally cut off.

By Martin G. Selbrede

When we elevate a tradition to a moral obligation, we are serving notice that God’s law is insufficient.

By Bret McAtee

Every child entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well—by creating the international child of the future. —Psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce, addressing 1973 Childhood International Education Seminar