Roger Williams and the Establishment of Religious Liberty

With the dawn of the Reformation, religious persecution did not come to any immediate end. Though most of the reformers ushered in a period of excellent theology, many of the cities in which these major reformers taught would maintain a state church, and as such make their religious convictions also legal dogmas which often would … Continue reading Roger Williams and the Establishment of Religious Liberty

The Messianic Paradigm of American Politics

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord." -Jeremiah 17:5 The prophet Jeremiah is called by many "the weeping prophet." He prophesied during one of the darkest days of Israelite history. Judah, the final remaining portion of a sovereign … Continue reading The Messianic Paradigm of American Politics

The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution

"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776.  In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself.  Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under … Continue reading The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution

How Suffering Serves to Advance the Gospel

Philippians 1:12-14 - I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, … Continue reading How Suffering Serves to Advance the Gospel