Scriptural Qualifications for Civic Office

Scriptural references compiled by Dr. Phillip G. Kayser Article written by John Mayes and Micah Hurd   American Christians today find themselves in the middle of a political tension: tension between desiring a Christian revival in the nation, while simultaneously voting out of fear, leading to a “choice between the lesser of two evils” mentality. However, this tension should […]

Pop-Christianity: Challenging the Authority of Christ

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, it was almost universally accepted that Christianity was expected to shape and reform all elements of society (including government). Prior to 21st century America, the historical norm has been Church involvement in all levels of society. Roman Catholicism, the role that ministers played in encouraging […]

Christianity and Government: By Which Standard?

Government in America is changing, a fact that is readily apparent by the shenanigans in which the federal government is routinely involved. As Americans become increasingly disenchanted with the godless enactments of state and federal governments, they naturally seek to hold their leaders accountable to a higher court of appeal. Unfortunately Americans have difficulty figuring […]

Christianity and Government: Jesus is King

Christians tend to be very opinionated about the laws their government creates (as we should be). Modern Christians have placed themselves into the unfortunate position of not being subject to God, and this has created a problem for them. While there are many laws that they can point to and say, “that’s a bad law, […]

Marijuana Laws: Discussing God’s Charter for Government

I should state at the outset that this article is NOT a discussion about whether or not God sanctions the use of Marijuana. This article seeks to use the issue of Marijuana as a tool for discussing the role and scope of civil government according to God’s directions in Scripture. Lately there have been rumblings within […]

Reducing Conflict in the Church by Planting Seeds

There is a lot of strife within the Church at both the church / denominational and individual member levels. This is due to the fact that we have a bunch of well-meaning, strong believing Christians running around in the Church. This is a good thing because strong (good) beliefs are a necessary (critical) component of excellent […]

Contemplation – Men, Beer, and Sports

Scene: Men’s restroom. A gentleman in the restroom begins discussing his weekend plans with me. Apparently today is a special day in sports (something about 4 different playoff games on the same day or something, and they start at noon eastern time). He has a meeting at eleven, and as soon as he gets done […]

A Brief Introduction to the Theology of Christian Citizenship

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but […]

Microbreweries, Confused Politicians, and More! – The Texas 2015 Legislative Guide (January 6th Update)

The 84th Texas legislative session begins on Tuesday, January 13th. There are numerous bills submitted that should cause concern within any God-fearing person who believes that the role of government is limited to the Romans 13 charter. There are also numerous bills that all faithful proponents of state sovereignty ought to be actively championing.  Not to worry however. […]