The Committee for Biblical Principles in Government: Shaping Oregon Politics for Jesus Christ
November 1997


By R. J. Rushdoony

A few years ago, a comic strip showed a minister on his knees, praying for patience. After his "amen," feeling no surge of patience, he looked up to heaven, demanding, "Well?!"

Divine and Human Freedom

By P. Andrew Sandlin

The most objectionable tenet of the Reformed Faith to the mind of its detractors is its view of absolute predestination and election.

Roll Your Own

By Steve M. Schlissel

For 32 million Americans, English is a second language. In that little fact lies a world of mission opportunity. The concentration of nationalities found in New York City makes a ministry such as Urban Nations a necessity here, a natural.

By Ellsworth McIntyre

All during my government education and even my religious education, this was taught as truth: "You can’t legislate morality," or, "You can’t legislate against religion."

By Byron Snapp

As the summer heat reached Canada, a new debate erupted. According to World, July 12/19, 1997, last December the Ontario Appeal Court ruled that women could go topless.

By Larry E. Ball

Several years ago there was a popular movie titled "The Doctor." It was about an insensitive, heartless, physician with a terrible bedside manner who cared very little about people.

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

Here is the book I have longed for—the book I myself long yearned to compile. Martin Foulner provides for us a remarkable compendium of statements from the Westminster divines (and others) showing without doubt that they were theonomic in their political and social ethic.

By Jessica Ferroni

So I shall keep Thy Law continually for ever and ever. And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Thy precepts. (Ps. 119:44,45)

By Carol Willis

Much has been published about homeschooling: how to start, why to do it, how to do it, etc. But now that some of us have graduated our last child, not much is available to help us find our way in post-homeschool life.

By Carol Willis

We try to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We want them to be like that tree planted by the rivers of waters, with deep roots in God. We aim to train them in the way they should go, so that when they are old they will not depart from it. God has told us to do this.

By John Shaw

As our society drifts farther from sound Biblical truths in government, more and more Christians see the need to conform our laws to Biblical standards.

By Joseph P. Braswell

If we may utilize the contemporary method of classifying epistemological positions as varieties of either foundationalism, coherentism, or contextualism, we might find it best to regard Van Tillian presuppositionalism as, formally, an instance of contextualist epistemology.

By Peter Hammond

The Chalcedon article "A Reconstructed View of Wild Animals" by my good friend Brian Abshire was most entertaining and very well written. I appreciated the humor as well as the serious points made and warnings given.

By Brian M. Abshire

Non-hunters often do not appreciate the very real love and respect that hunters have for animals.

By Sheldon Richman

Political economy has been debated for many years and yet relatively little progress has been made. The debate is littered with false alternatives and other fallacies that keep us locked into thinking that guarantees eventual stagnation and then decline.

By R. J. Rushdoony

Rationalism is both impersonal and non-historical in character. In its Greek form, rationalism posited a god as the First Cause because its thinking was hostile to an infinite regress of causes, and hence a god as the first cause was required.

By R. J. Rushdoony

Since I was born in 1916, when I started school, Woodrow Wilson's crusade, World War I, the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution forbidding the sale and use of intoxicating beverages, and women's suffrage were all newly accomplished.

By Steve M. Schlissel

Late last year we sent out our newsletter which began, "Coming soon to a state near you: legal homosexual marriages." Since reprinted in various publications here and abroad, that letter warned that a case currently fought in Hawaii will very likely provide the precedent necessary, employing the full-faith and credit provision of Article IV of the Constitution of the United States, to make homosexual marriages legal in all 50 of the "United" States.