Godly Fatherhood
June 1999


By R. J. Rushdoony

Andrew Sandlin has asked that I write about my father's influence on my life and faith. This is not easy to do, since his formative power was more than I can summarize.

Husband and Wife as King and Queen in the Traditional Armenian Wedding

By Mark R. Rushdoony

My father, R. J. Rushdoony, has long stressed the eternal nature of God's law. It is eternal because it is the Word of the eternal Sovereign. Because only God is sovereign, all man's legitimate authority is derivative, or ministerial. No one person or agency such as church or state can claim total jurisdiction. Power is limited because the law applies to and must be independently applied by different law spheres. This limits jurisdiction yet enhances authority because one acts in his own sphere as an obedient minister of God's Word.

My Father

By Mark R. Rushdoony

My father is Rousas John Rushdoony, Chalcedon's founder and Chairman of the Board. From him I have learned more than to honor my parents; I have learned to honor my Christian heritage and pray for God's covenantal blessing on my children; and I have learned that I am in a line that represents generations of faith.

A "Yes" to Godly Heredity

By P. Andrew Sandlin

The young depend on the choices made for them by their elders. An heir is not somebody who can choose what he will inherit; if he could make his choice, he could be self-made. But in so far as his inheritance is determined, he is an heir, and under the laws of heredity. And to his heredity a man may say either yes or no, but he is caught in this one alternative which is not creative. — Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, The Christian Future

By P. Andrew Sandlin

This is the best new book I have read this year. Kelley is by no means a new author (consult his On Stone or Sand: The Ethics of Christianity, Capitalism, and Socialism and The Burden of God: Studies in Wisdom and Civilization from the Book of Ecclesiastes), but this is a more sweeping work revealing the author's keen grasp of the philosophy of history and particularly of Western civilization.

By P. Andrew Sandlin

Ted Baehr is doing a stellar job as the head of the Christian Film and Television Commission, a non-profit organization committed to educating the entertainment industry and the public about the media's impact. His newest book, The Media-Wise Family, is subtitled "A Christian Family Guide to Making Morally and Spiritually Responsible Decisions about Movies, TV, and Multi-Media."

By Brian M. Abshire

The most recent craze is "WWJD" or, "What Would Jesus Do?" The idea behind this is that, throughout the day, when confronted with various decisions, the little logo is supposed to remind us to ask ourselves, "What would Jesus do in this situation?"

By Ellsworth McIntyre

The most important lessons of life are learned in the marketplace, not in the classroom. Practical education is not graded on the curve.

By Ford Schwartz

How we raise our children reveals who we are. I am passionate about the law. I am convinced that in God's Word there are directions for every, even the most bizarre, situation we can encounter.

By William D. Gamble

When all else fails, read the instructions. Today's hapless male has been inundated with a plethora of sickly theology and wacko psychology and feminized ideology to the point that the poor guy hardly knows what to do.

By Mark A. Ludwig, Ph.D.

Letter to Editor

By Susan Burns

I have been blessed by Judy's music for years, as well as the music of her sister, Becky Morecraft.

By R. J. Rushdoony

The United States, at its inception, under George Washington's leadership, took what came to be called an isolationist stand on foreign affairs.

By Steve M. Schlissel

We have been arguing that the Regulative Principle of Worship — if it is not commanded, it is forbidden — is not the principle given by God to regulate worship in the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.