Review: One Nation Under God

Disclaimer: B&H Academic provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for writing the review. Bruce Ashford and Chris Pappalardo recently published a book entitled One Nation Under God, aimed at providing Christians with a resource in discussing politics in our society today. The authors understand how Christians either go to the extreme of not wishing to get involved with or discuss politics or to allow politics to be the resolution to all our issues in society, so Ashford and Pappalardo’s goal was to provide Christians with a balanced view on how Christians can engage in educated, respectful political discussions in our society while still remaining true to our nature as Christians. Before the authors jumped into specific political topics, the first six chapters of One Nation Under God focused on outlining an understanding on how Christians should approach politics in general, by first showing how politics played and plays a role in the central events of the Bible (creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration), onto discussing the four competing views of public life and advocating for a “grace renews nature” approach. The authors then briefly touched on how to declare the Gospel as public truth, then go on to engage in how to relate church and state […]

Review: The Other Worldview

Faithlife Corporation (makers of Logos Bible Software) asked me to read The Other Worldview and post the review on Amazon. In addition to posting the review there, I’m also posting the review here for our blog reader’s enjoyment. Disclaimer: Faithlife Corporation/Kirkdale Press/Lexham Press (the publisher of this book) gave me a free electronic copy of this resource in exchange for writing this review. Peter Jones’ resource on The Other Worldview is an excellent treatment of where the breakdown in our nation (and around the world) has occurred as a result from moving away from a biblical worldview to a worldview of “oneism” and paganism/pantheism. Additionally, Dr. Jones gives some solid, biblical steps on how to transform the thinking of our nation back onto a biblical worldview and back onto a firm foundation in the distinction between creature and Creator. This book was a major eye opener for me on when and where our society “derailed” (as Dr. Jones would describe it) and how we can begin taking steps to get back onto the right track and the right worldview “train” before our society experiences a major worldview catastrophe. I HIGHLY recommend this resource for anyone and everyone to read. Pastors and ministry leaders need to read this. Students and professors in […]

Dear Donald Trump (Open Letter) 3

While this is an open letter to Donald Trump, the message in this letter pertains to everyone. It does not matter if you have as much money as Donald Trump or is as poor as a homeless person on the street, if you are a Democrat or Republican, Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, or another race, or whoever you are, the contents of this letter, in truth, is an open letter to the entire world. Dear Donald Trump, I want to first of all thank you for caring about our nation. I want to thank you for your passionate desire to make America great again and for running for the office of President of the United States of America. Should you become the Republican Presidential candidate nominee, I will be voting for you on Election Day 2016. I have heard in the news where you have been asked if you ever asked God to forgive you, as well as I have heard that you hope that you are on your way to heaven. I would like to ask you a question, and I would also like to answer for you how you can know, and not just hope, that you are going to heaven. My question is this: Do you […]