Fall 2012 | Volume 30, Issue 2
The Word of God and the City of Man
The Bible is not a compendium of doctrines, ideas, or rules. Scripture teaches, but teaches through stories, poetry, exhortation, visions, letters. It's done its proper work when it produces a certain kind of person—someone moulded by the Word of God who not only brings the Word to the city of man, but in union with the eternal Word is the Word of God in the city of man.
Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent
Book of Common Prayer
Editorial: The Word of God and the City of Man
The Bible has done its proper work when it produces a certain kind of person.
Politics Without Scripts
A vision of politics in which Christianity and liberalism have both been disestablished.
Revisiting "Sola Scriptura"
The Reformers' understanding of Sola Scriptura is forthrightly opposed to what many have come to take as its meaning.
Zechariah in Public
The city of man is meant to become the city of God—arranging its civic affairs in a manner which deserves the epithet HOLY TO THE LORD.
The Bible and Cultural Discipleship
Fallen, but created: this world is not unsalvageable.
The Book of Books: What Literature Owes the Bible
Literature puts flesh on Scripture and doctrine, and tests them by means of dramatic imagination.
They Who Have Ears to Hear, Let Them See?
Considering aspects of modern art that have been despised by most theologians and Christian art writers.
Scripture is Not Our Dog
Unless we heedfully consider both the Scripture's content and form, we run the risk of making God's revelation into a pet: loved but powerless.
What Made Dagon Bow?
While the Israelite army was defeated in battle, their God with no army brought the enemy to its knees.
Towards Transformational Reading of Scripture
We must gradually live as Jesus lived, love as he loved, and choose to become little and humble as Jesus was.
"Render Unto Caesar": The Christian's Call to "Action" or "Retreat"?
How did Jesus's words and actions about the kingdom of God define and shape the apostolic response to the Roman empire?
The Blessedness of Faith: Why Politics Needs Religion
If religion and religious behaviours are driven to the margins of our common life, including our political life, we deprive ourselves of intellectual and practical energies.
Do images detract from experiencing the word of God?
Anchors Aweigh! The Neglected Art of Theological Interpretation
The nature of visual art sometimes permits it to do a better job of spiritually interpreting the Bible than can text.
God and American Foreign Relations: Guarding the "Little Platoons"
Ensuring faith is lived out by the American people, not consigned to presidential theocracy.
Here is the Privilege, and Here is the Cost
Wherever the Gospel is truly lived, it demands change in behaviour, courtesy, and character.
Reading the Bible . . . and Longing to Know
The Bible is a doorway to a person, an invitation waiting to be sent. When we read it obediently and expectantly, like an actor, we find gracious and surprising self-disclosure.
Can There Be an Evangelical Political Theology?
The church's life together is the soil from which political theology springs.
What is Old and What is New
How and why the Old Testament matters for public life today.
Reading the Bible Like a Grown-Up Child
Reading the Bible's not easy. You must do it believing expectantly, on your knees.