The Failure of Theonomy?
January/February 2018

Understanding Sabbath Rest

By Mark R. Rushdoony

These comments on Sabbath observance are to be taken as expanding on the significance of our observation of Sabbath rest; they should not be taken as suggesting we should abandon it.

Another Perspective on the “Failure” of Theonomy

By Martin G. Selbrede

The reader should note that the two approaches (Foreman’s and my own) are not mutually exclusive, but simply cast light on the question from different angles. This is to be expected given the scope of the subject.

What “It Never Works!” Means for Our Understanding of God’s Law

By Joseph Foreman

​One of the glaringly obvious facts of history is that theonomy doesn’t work … if by “work” you mean, has never produced a full-orbed social law order that was, as they say these days, self-sustaining—one sufficiently stable that it lasted more than a generation or two.

Preserving Agent or Particular Target of Destruction?

By Andrea G. Schwartz

How often do professing believers ask themselves if they have truly given their entire heart, soul, and mind to Christ?

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

How Christians educate their children has become a matter of life and death for the future of Christianity. And one of the chief aims of the Christian Reconstruction movement has been to make Christians keenly aware of the war they are in.

By Suzannah Rowntree

In hindsight it seems inevitable that someone would eventually make a glamorous drama about the early life of Elizabeth II.

By R. J. Rushdoony

Biblical law takes less space than any modern law book and yet totally covers life. It governs not only our action, but also our words, thoughts, and attitudes.

By Lee Duigon

I was thinking about how to review this book when I heard the news of a mass murder at a Baptist church in Texas.

By Chalcedon Editorial

The moral direction of God is found in God’s law-word. The personal direction for one’s life abides in the secret counsel of the Most High. But will God reveal it?

By Martin G. Selbrede

Four new books (and one older work) have come to our attention that would make worthwhile additions to your family’s theological library.