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After reading this piece in Christianity today, a few things stuck out to me.

One is that I have a serious and deep suspicion that many Christians  have no coherent set of principles guiding their decisions about how to engage with society.

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'True Political Concepts': Engaging With Oliver O'Donovan, part 1

The church is adrift on the choppy seas of modern political discourse. To be sure, her members have their political opinions, but more often than not these are built on presuppositions about government that have never been analysed, and result in positions on policy that therefore cannot be theologically justified. 913 more words

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Heathen Chinese at The Wild Hunt

So Heathen Chinese just said, I think, much of what I said yesterday but far more evocatively. Go take a look at “Against Leviathan.”

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A 'world order in partnership': Hans Kung's requirements for a postmodern society

In Hans Kung’s Global Responsibility: A New World Ethic (1990) he sets out some requirements for a postmodern society which offers “a way from” a current ineffective state of being or behaviors to a new, more ‘ethical’ value or ‘virtue’. 468 more words

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Book Review: "Political Church" by Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman’s Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule is a detailed study of the interaction between Christianity and the public sphere. Leeman’s central thesis is that the church, as the local assembly, acts as an embassy–a political place in which Christ’s rule on earth is present. 1,298 more words

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