Thriving in Babylon
November 2002

Faith and the Family

By R. J. Rushdoony

In antiquity, the family often had a major religious function, although of a false variety. Ancestor worship was common in many cultures and still survives in this century. The Biblical emphasis was covenantal: the family under God and His law by His sovereign grace.

Prepared for Death, Ready for Life

By Mark R. Rushdoony

If our faith is real, it dictates our understanding of more than our eternal destiny. Our faith must be the context in which we live, of our thinking, attitudes, and actions. It must give us a perspective on both life and death.

Toward Learning Any Subject Biblically

By Ron Kirk

If God's Word accurately reflects reality, then for the Christian there ought to exist little gap between theory and practice. The Reformation launched a movement toward directly applying the Faith of Jesus Christ to every area of life. Such a universal view of Christianity found a high expression in the American Pilgrims.

Great are the Works of the Lord (Part 2 of 2)

By James Nickel

Last month, I investigated the nature of the practice of Biblical Christian meditation as it relates to God's law revealed in His Word and in His Works (cf. Ps. 19).

By Roger Schultz

Gregg Singer once described a discussion group of historians at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The conversation concerned the meaning of history, and, to a man, the historians argued that history lacked any discernible purpose.

By John B. King, Jr.

Within a Biblical framework, the term "social justice" refers to a situation in which the equity of God's law prevails, leveling society. As understood by liberals, however, "social justice" becomes a mere buzzword with racist and Marxist overtones.

By Andrea G. Schwartz, Ford Schwartz

Friends of Chalcedon recently interviewed The Very Reverend Norman Milbank, rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Los Altos, CA, which is a member of the Anglican Churches of America and Associates.

By Craig R. Dumont, Sr.

Christians are no longer the head, but are closer to the tail. No one is listening to Christian leaders, except to high profile religious leaders who rebuke other Christians for being, well, Christian.

By Timothy D. Terrell

In the first part of this two-part essay, we examined the principles of Biblical inheritance, including the incentives that a Biblically- managed inheritance creates for Biblical, unified family life. In this part we will take a look at one of the ways statism has weakened the family — heavy taxation.

By John Stoos

The rise of modern terrorism in recent decades has brought the depravity of man into full view. As Christians, we have an obligation to follow our Lord's command to be salt and light by showing that only Christians can understand and explain what I call the "culture of death."