Magazine
The Warfare State
July/August 2011

The Warfare State

By R. J. Rushdoony

The warfare state sees progress through the destruction of its enemies or their subjection to the state; it sees conflict as the essence of progress. The Biblical perspective is radically different: there is no progress unless there is, first of all, regeneration; a change of heart, life, and nature through Jesus Christ; and then obedience to His law-word. Men may hope for peace through other means, but they will instead feed the forces of war.

Why Liberty is Part of Christian Doctrine

By Mark R. Rushdoony

America has changed because its faith has changed. It has denied the sovereignty of God for a humanistic law and morality. When the faith was attacked, the church retreated to the "fundamentals" and the "simple gospel." Humanism met little resistance in the sciences, law, economics, art, education, and more until…

Cornelius Van Til and Rousas John Rushdoony, Part 2: Defenders of the Faith

By Michael McVicar

During the twenty-year period covered in this essay, the friendship and collaboration between Rushdoony and Van Til grew slowly. Their relationship started with Rushdoony's gushing praise for Van Til's philosophical system and, over time, it grew into a mature collaborative partnership in which the two men…

How Lobsters Expose the Achilles’ Heel of the Conservative Movement

By Ian Hodge

Money, among other things, is a store of wealth. It is property in the same sense that any other physical property is an asset. You can touch it, feel it, smell it, and see it. More importantly, because it is money, it is the most "marketable" of all property because it is easily exchanged for other goods.

By Bojidar Marinov

Foreign missions, in their original form, not only addressed the culture, they also built an alternative culture to the worldly culture. And that alternative culture of better justice and righteousness than what the world could offer was the "power of attraction" for the multitudes of people.

By Andrea G. Schwartz

"Natural" childbirth came into fashion in the 1970s with the practice of husbands or other support persons being present during the labor and birth of their children while assuming the role…

By Lee Duigon

Is it possible to rebuild America-starting in your own basement? Generations Radio host, Pastor Kevin Swanson in Colorado, thinks so, and is trying very hard to prove it.