Category Archives: Church and State

When did God make America?

It’s over a week out of date now, but I ran into this trail of 4th of July tweets and found them amusing. I don’t know how many of these tweeters were Leno-man-on-the-street level idiots, but it turns out this … Continue reading

Posted in Church and State, Civil religion, Friday fun, Humor, Outhouse Quick Hits, Quotes, Some fun | 3 Comments

Have You any Woolley?

Yes sir, yes sir, three posts full! (and probably more) The OPC is a bit of a black sheep of a denomination, so I guess it should be no surprise it would have some Woolley, but I had never heard … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Church and State, Civil religion, Culture War, Fundamentalism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Machen, Paul Woolley, Pietism, Prohibition, Quotes, Reformed Confessionalism, Reformed piety, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms, Westminster Seminary | Leave a comment

Advantage 2K

Since this nugget was quoted in none of the responses to DGH’s response to the response to the response to the…, I thought it would be good fodder for a discussion here in the ‘house. From DVD’s Nth level response … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Christian life, Church and State, Culture, Culture War, David VanDrunen, DG Hart, Natural Law, Old Life, Ordained Servant, Quotes, Reformed piety, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 19 Comments

WCF Says No on Gay Marriage

To pull a trick from Zrim’s bag, I think it’s time for a re-post, revised and expanded for our current times (because if the Outhouse is about anything, it’s about Relevance!) The question came up what (R/W/Z)2K’ers think of the … Continue reading

Posted in American Conservative, Applied Christianity, Church and State, Civil religion, Confessionalism, Confessions, Conservatism, Culture War, Family, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Natural Law, News and culture, Reformed Confessionalism, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms | 200 Comments

Is He Talking to Us?

Amidst the screeching across the P&R internets in the wake of the nuclear bomb that was dropped yesterday, Carl Trueman stands out as a thoughtful, and even useful voice. Jason Stellman was a man with a high ecclesiology; and high … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Calvinism, Carl Trueman, Church and State, Ecclesiology, Gospel, High church calvinism, Protestant preaching, Protestantism/Catholicism, Quotes, The gospel, The Protestant Reformation, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 110 Comments

This Week in 2K History

For your consideration, here are a couple of interesting data points in 2K History from This Day in Presbyterian History over the last week. May 16, 1861: A Political Issue Divides the Old School General Assembly: Rev. Gardiner Spring, the … Continue reading

Posted in Church and State, Civil religion, History, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Links, Protestant preaching, Quotes, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms, W2K | Leave a comment

We Don’t Need the Enlightenment to Know the Government Shouldn’t Enforce True Religion

Anymore than we need the Bible to know stealing is wrong. But the Bible also seems to have something to say about physically enforcing the true religion and punishing everything else. Advocates of two kingdom theology are sometimes disparaged by … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Church and State, Matthew Tuininga, Theonomy, Two-kingdoms | 1 Comment