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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Critique of Natural Law

“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” – Romans 1:22-23 Right at the outset I’ll warn you that I’m arguing against the modern conception of Natural Law. But don’t write this off to say […]

American Freedom?

Here are the notes to the speech I gave on freedom during the annual Hurd Compound 4th of July Party: Because this is the week of July 4th patriotism has been on a predictable up-tick. During the week my attention was drawn to the words of a popular song whose distinctive line goes, “well I’m proud […]

Can Politics Save Us?

Recently I was having a discussion with a Christian coworker who is very active in his local city government and in politics in general. His observation to me, which seems to be characteristic of well-meaning Christians in general, was that all we need to do is get Christians elected back into office, and if we […]