Christian Renaissance
August 2004

A Christian Renaissance

By R. J. Rushdoony

The future must be won, and shall be won, by a renewal and development of our historic Christian liberty, by an emphasis on the fact: the basic government is the self-government of the Christian man, and by a recognition that an informed faith is the mainspring of victory. History has never been dominated by majorities, but only by dedicated minorities who stand unconditionally on their faith.

The Christian and the Cultural Wars

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Recent church history reveals some telling errors in the forsaking of Christian responsibility. In the 20th century, the Western church focused on personal evangelism. Huge outdoor meetings, protracted revivals and door-to-door witnessing dominated the evangelical landscape. While the church was witnessing, the secularists were capturing the culture.

Law and Liberty

By Martin G. Selbrede

England’s William Blake and Germany’s Johann Wolfgang von Goethe were contemporaries whose lives straddled the divide between the 18th and 19th centuries. Both pursued interests beyond poetry (art for Blake, drama and science for Goethe). Both wrestled with the relationship of law to liberty, ultimately to arrive at starkly opposed conclusions.

What are the Last Days

By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.

The “last days.” Every student of Scripture is familiar with the prophetic phrase. Even the secular media have picked up on the Biblical concept as the Left Behind series has set publishing records and as dramatic events are unfolding in the Middle East. Is this the End? Are we in our lifetimes to be witnesses of the fulfillment of the prophecies of Scripture?

By Joe Morecraft, III

Every army has to have officers, and the church is the army of the Lord of Hosts. The leaders of this army fill the offices of the church. They play a vital role in the mission of Christian Reconstruction — the mission that fulfills God’s marching orders to His people.

By Roger Schultz

This is an election year, and Christian voters will have to choose a candidate. But how will they decide which candidate to vote for?

By Brian Godawa

What is the Christian take on movies? Can Hollywood be a part of Christian culture? And what about those “Christian movies”? Movie screenwriter Brian Godawa answers these questions and others, in this three-part article.

By Timothy D. Terrell

To many people, economics is an incomprehensible, abstract subject that deals with things like unemployment, inflation, and gross domestic product. No doubt it is important for Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan to know about economics, they think, but ordinary people can get along without it.

By Warren Kelley

How is it that a nation “of the people, by the people, and for the people” — a nation founded upon Christian values and principles — has cast off its moral responsibility and transferred that authority to a biased judiciary?

By Craig R. Dumont, Sr.

Victory! Healing! Prophecy! Salvation! Wisdom! Prosperity! Worship! (…and oh, yes, Tongues!)

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

It goes without saying that Christian education must be founded on Biblical principles if it is to be genuinely Christian. In the first place, it is how Christians through their study of the Bible get to know God and understand His plan for their lives. Second, it is how Christianity is passed on from one generation to the next.