Christians and government and politics

June 23, 2020

The King, the Captain, and the Sea Monster

A village lay by the sea. Its people were mostly goodhearted folk who lived simple lives of hard work, composed modest poetry and song, and enjoyed deep sleep. Their needs […]
August 18, 2018
lawlessness, ox bow incident, antichrist, man of lawlessness, man of perdition

“Worse than a murderer”: lawlessness, mob rule, and the rise of Antichrist

The most frightening words in scripture come at the Final Judgment. Most heart-stopping of all is that those to whom Christ addresses these terrible words are those who thought they […]
May 14, 2018

Does God want to make America great?

If you aren’t confident something is God’s will, you’ll strike out empty if you pray for it. Why? Because the Bible tells us “the one who doubts is like a […]
October 22, 2017
Samson, Judges 16, authority, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, church's authority

“Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may come in!”

For the last twelve months the Lord has highlighted, impressed upon me, and essentially flooded my consciousness with the word “gates.” Everywhere in scripture I keep seeing it pop up. […]
October 12, 2017
authority, rebellion, American Revolution, the 1960s and 1970s in America, honor authority

Don’t Block Your Blessings: honoring authority in a rebellious generation

Obeying authority is not something Americans generally do well. Our nation was birthed in revolution, and some time after the Second World War rebellion became fashionable. James Dean personified the […]
September 5, 2017
Intercession, pray for the nation, interceding for the nation, pray for America

Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

If you’re passionate about the direction of the nation, and if you hunger and thirst for righteousness in your land, perhaps at some point you’ve been chided for your zeal. […]
June 15, 2017
Feminism, women's march, madonna, women's liberation

Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

As a teenager I had a magazine tear-out hanging in my room of a woman in military attire with a smoldering look, the caption reading “What if history had been […]
May 2, 2017
beatitudes, sermon on the mount, righteoussness peace and joy, kingdom of heaven

Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Is there something in you that comes undone when you hear a report of child abuse? Or that cancer has taken another life, despite the prayers of the saints? Perhaps […]
July 7, 2016
America's future, he who wises to save his life

“Whoever Seeks to Keep His Life Will Lose It”

“Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it” (Luke 17:33). Four summers ago, the summer of 2012, I read the biography […]
April 5, 2016
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Prayer for America

“The scepter of wickedness shall not remain over the land of the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong” (Ps. 125:3). Lord, You […]
March 5, 2016
the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, Romans 14:17, Isaiah 32:17, the Father's heart

Christ’s Government: Establishing His Kingdom on Earth

God’s supreme objective is the establishment of His kingdom on earth. Jesus told His disciples to pray this way: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it […]
February 20, 2016
spiritual warfare, islamization, islam and the west, Bruce Bawer, 2 Thess 2:6

Christ’s Government on Earth: Physical or Spiritual War?

Gay author and activist Bruce Bawer left the US to escape what he described as the influence of conservatism and Christianity. Moving to Europe to live with his lover, he […]