The Social Agenda
December 2004

Theology of Ownership

By R. J. Rushdoony

Some years ago, Versteeg wrote, “You can define stewardship only when you can define Christ or God!”

The Christian and the Social Agenda

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Does “social action” belong to the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Man? Why have Christians so often been confused about it?

Just War Theory

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

War is on the minds of all Americans today. Like it or not, we are at war with Islamist terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Social Agenda of the Bush Administration

By Joe Morecraft, III

The Bible-believing Christian must boldly, loudly and unashamedly insist that the social agenda of the newly re-elected Bush administration be founded on the written Word of God. Why?

By Greg Uttinger

And so, as we set our priorities and plans for the 21st Century, we must be certain that our definitions of marriage and family are, in fact, Biblical.

By Ian Hodge

When it comes to Christians taking action to change society, the role of the pastor is critical. If Christian social action is to be godly and effective, the pastor must play his part well.

By Roger Schultz

How can a Christian take a stand on issues and put godly pressure on the political system?

By Jim West

I have in my office an article from Life Magazine which appeared in 1940 concerning America’s Pacific ring of defense. The article detailed how America’s Pacific defense was more or less impregnable, from San Diego to Pearl Harbor to the Philippines. Of course, most of the emphasis is rightly placed upon the U.S. Navy, which was the foundation of our Pacific defense system. The article implied that all was secure and that the United States would never experience any major calamity.

By Timothy D. Terrell

Biblical patriotism does not imply giving the government ownership over our lives and property. I considered that a time of national emergency was a time to guard against further government encroachment on personal freedoms; it was then that the state could most easily seize powers that it might not relinquish after the crisis ended.

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

We are all familiar with the saying that America is a nation of immigrants.

By Eugene Clingman

“People get the government they deserve.” This statement is true. An ungodly people get an oppressive and ungodly government.

By Curt Lovelace

Is there a better way than Social Security of providing for one’s old age? And can we find it in the Bible?

By Lee Duigon

If you’re old enough to remember the way America used to be, you probably remember a “Christian” country and wonder what happened to it. Why isn’t it a Christian country anymore?