No, you’re not being persecuted for your faith. But how do we cheerfully accept the church’s position of formal subordination to the state, while boldly reminding the state of its ultimate subordination to Christ?
When it comes to the social divisions of our time, rather than baptizing either the fervent individualism of the right or the punishing collectivism of the left, is the American church capable of offering a different kind of answer altogether? If not, what muscles need strengthening—and then healing—so that we can?
“Liberal friends wondered if we were being rounded up by the Gestapo. Conservative friends wanted to know if Antifa were burning our houses down. I decided to see for myself.” One Portland native’s account of the city’s summer of struggle – and the moral messiness of policing, protests, riots, and responses.
The opening remarks from Eric Hutchinson and Myles Werntz helpfully establish order and justice as central issues in today’s protests and the sixteenth century’s Peasants’ Revolt. Hutchinson declares justice a higher good than order, but order a prerequisite for...