One of the persistent errors of the modern era, clearly apparent in Descartes and enthroned by the Enlightenment, is the concept of neutralism. Not without deep roots in Greek and scholastic thought, neutralism came into its own when philosophy began, with Descartes, to know man and the universe in terms of man.
In a 2001 World Net Daily column [http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=23730], Jerry Falwell furnished an update on his fledgling Tim LaHaye School of Prophecy at Liberty University: "a comprehensive school that delves into the mysteries of the Bible as they relate to world events leading to Christ's imminent return." I find this announcement staggering in light of Falwell's tireless efforts to turn our depraved, decadent nation back to God and to revive a truly Christian culture.
On behalf of their educational mission, Chalcedon has invited me to join the staff to pursue a user-friendly, yet distinctly Biblical, educational view and method.
Now is the time for Christians to be more Jewish. The church's Hellenic orientation is reaching the end of its spotty course; now is the time to recover the mindset of the Scripture.
Because we live in such a highly secularized society, we cannot believe that America could ever become involved in a religious war in this day and age. Yet ferocious religious wars have been going on all over the place: in Northern Ireland, in Israel, in the Balkans, in Sudan, in India, in Kashmir, and in Russia.
Private property is receiving a lot of attention these days. I guess you could say there is a renaissance of thinking and appreciation for, as Tom Bethel puts it, "the blessings of private property."
As the stubborn Pharaoh of Egypt suffered with his people through the terrible plague of thunder and hail, he called for Moses and Aaron and begged them to entreat the Lord (Yahweh) that the plague would cease.
In an earlier article in the Chalcedon Report, I argued that the modern nation-state with its emphasis on involuntary but permanent taxation, debt slavery, control of the courts, and encouragement of human sacrifice (abortion) was the establishment of a new god.
I don't think it's an overstatement to say that "Redemptive-Historical" preaching has had a profound impact on Reformed preaching.