In understanding the biblical role of church and state – and its implications for homosexuality – we must first understand the transformational nature of God’s kingdom. Christ is not only “head over all things to the church” (Eph 1:22), but also “ruler of kings on earth” (Rev 1:5). Through Christ’s resurrection and ascension he has been given “all authority in heaven and on … [Read more...]
God’s government in Christ demands and brings Cultural Reformation.
This teaching stream will explore the Gospel’s cultural engagement. It will explain how the Gospel dismantles idolatrous belief systems and gradually reforms societal structures and institutions. The Gospel has historically provided the context for the development of a high culture: law and justice, political freedom, science, education, and the arts.
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Howl verb \’hau(-e)l\ : to cry out loudly and without restraint under strong impulse (as pain, grief, or amusement). The 21st century person faces an existential crisis. For 150 years the Darwinist narrative that human life is a product of a mindless, unguided process – a fortuitous cosmic accident – with no ultimate meaning, value or purpose, has been disseminated in … [Read more...]
God’s government in Christ demands and brings Cultural Reformation. This teaching stream explains the Gospel’s cultural engagement; how the Gospel dismantles idolatrous belief systems and gradually reforms societal structures and institutions. Because the infinite creator-God is the ground of human rationality and creativity, the Gospel has historically provided the context … [Read more...]
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 The Scriptures promise a golden era of human history; an era when the kingdom comes to earth and all men will live in peace and justice. Despite the marring of sin, man (gender neutral), as God's image bearer, has longed for this era from time immemorial. This was captured poignantly in our time … [Read more...]