This is post 1 of 4 in the series “corruption” Systemic corruption is nothing new. The Protestant Reformation is rooted in Martin Luther’s identification of corruption in his own religious community. In 1520 he wrote: I have come to see that they [indulgences] are nothing but a fraud of the
Our friends at BreakPoint are inviting us to join an effort to preserve religious freedom. Please read on. We see lots of talk these days about religious freedom and government intrusion. What is the proper place of government relative to religious freedom? Some see the federal government as a sort of national
Pastors and other local-church leaders have access to lots of expert opinion about what the church should look like: missional, traditional, house church, mega church, New Testament church, et. al. The conversation starts to sound like 1 Corinthians 1:12, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of
I cannot think about the 2012 election in America without recalling words originally penned in French: Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite. So wrote Joseph de Maistre in 1811. Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat who lived in Savoy (modern day southern France). His words–more familiar to Americans in English, of
Bob Moffitt, fellow co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance, and I have been teaching within Youth With A Mission (YWAM) circles since about 1987. For many years, as I would travel and facilitate the Worldview and Development Workshop, people would say “You must know Landa Cope!” I would respond “No!
Jihadism is that radical Islam that wages jihad, or war, against non-Muslims and even against moderate Muslims. For the sake of discussion, let’s say everyone agrees that Jihadism poses a threat to freedom. And let’s say that everyone agrees that the job of a government is to protect its citizens. So, then,
A recent study indicates most New Year’s resolutions last about one week. No big surprise there. Yet the headline serves to illustrate an important aspect of a Christian worldview, one with implications far beyond attrition rates at the gym. To the degree that a people and nation practice internal self government
What’s a biblical view of government? What’s an appropriate role for Christians in politics? For a very helpful and concise primer, check out the four-minute video below by Wayne Grudem, a friend of DNA. Speaking about his recent book, Politics According to the Bible, Dr. Grudem exposes five wrong views