Magazine
Report on Historic Chalcedon Conference in Zambia
October 1997

The Pastor and His Duties

By R. J. Rushdoony

The pastorate has changed more then a little in my lifetime, both for better and for worse. One area of improvement is preaching.

Historic Chalcedon Mission to Zambia

By Brian M. Abshire

​The historic Chalcedon Conference on Christian Culture in Zambia was perhaps one of the greatest expenditures of time, money and resources that Chalcedon has ever invested in one ministry trip. Peter Hammond of Frontline Fellowship gave the conference exceptional marks. He said, "I have ministered in Zambia six times before. This conference generated the most enthusiasm, and brought the greatest response I have ever seen. It was a brilliant success."

All of the Bible is For All of Life

By P. Andrew Sandlin

We're going to take a little trip this morning. I will begin by talking about the Bible, and end by showing that every area of life must be governed by the Bible.

Subjection (Part I)

By Mark R. Rushdoony

We must see all things in terms of subjection to God and his Law-Word. All authority is derivative and all responsibility is measured in terms of where God places us. If male or female steps out of each's rightful place, the result morally is rebellion and abandoned responsibility.

By Brian M. Abshire

God has entrusted to his church, and more specifically, to his church's officers, pastors and elders, two fundamental ministries: (a) preaching the Word and (b) administering the sacraments. On these two ministries rest the health, well-being and success of the church in God's plan. And on the well-being of the church will depend the well-being of the nation.

By Wayne C. Johnson

In God's Providence, Zambia has thus far avoided the violence and war that is ravaging its neighbors on several fronts.

By Peter Hammond

When it comes to Christian faithfulness in witnessing and work, it is often a case of — if you're not being criticized then you're not doing your job!

By Monte E. Wilson, III

One of the most difficult concepts for modern man to accept is that religion cannot be divorced from law or ethical standards.

By Chalcedon

Poised at the brink of the third millennium since the incarnation of the King of kings and Lord of lords, the assembled delegates at the International Conference on Biblical Reformation and Christian Culture, convening in Lusaka, Zambia, at the Pamodzi Conference Center, the 26-28th of June, in the year of our Lord, 1997, unanimously adopt the following concord:

By Joseph P. Braswell

Saint Augustine easily stands as one of the greatest theologians in church history and, though he was a prolific writer and the author of many outstanding tomes, his magnum opus is surely The City of God.

By Sheldon Richman

Tobacco has become a four-letter word. The cigarette companies are getting it from all sides. The federal Food and Drug Administration wants to regulate tobacco as a drug.

By Hans F. Sennholz

Mainstream economists are telling us that "there's little or no danger of inflation." The rates of inflation have come down significantly in recent years and can be expected to remain benign in the future.

By Roman Medvid

The kingdom belongs to the Lord, and He rules over the nations. (Ps. 22:28)

By R. J. Rushdoony

An important aspect of rationalism is that it is normally non-historical in its approach to reality. The perspective of Hellenistic philosophy is a focus on abstract ideas or forms that govern reality, and they are non material.

By R. J. Rushdoony

A major source of knowledge since the Reformation has been the writings of colonial agents, missionaries, merchants and travelers. Perhaps someone has written about this, but I am not aware of it.

By Steve M. Schlissel

At the Tower of Babel, God permanently judged man's efforts to achieve any unity outside of and/or opposed to his government and covenant. All such efforts must end in chaos and confusion.

By Steve M. Schlissel

Shaul Mayer ben Yitzchak was the name given to me at my bris. Bris is the Yiddish word for covenant (brit in Hebrew) and it is the word used by Jews for the act of circumcision, God having identified the two in Genesis 17:10-13.