Christianity provides a safe context for free institutions to flourish
Church & State

Christianity provides a safe context for free institutions to flourish

Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1  Historical Perpectives edited by Timothy Samuel Shah and Allen D Hertzke, Cambridge University Press 2016  413 pp   £66 As the American Presidential election nears with forebodings of threats to religious freedom, this timely collection of fifteen essays examines the contributions of pre-Reformation Christianity to the […]

The five greatest world threats
Christian Persecution

The five greatest world threats

The world is facing a series of potential and actual conflicts which threaten worldwide peace but which will also see many Christians disproportionately targeted and threatened. The rise of radical Islamism has been ignored by governments for too long, particularly in the West where many politicians still struggle to say […]

White House
Church & State

Trump’s victory: how do we understand it biblically?

Richard Bauckham’s recent book, The Bible in the Contemporary World: Hermeneutical offers Ventures, some helpful clarification about values for Christians in globally dominant countries.  He does not directly address the United States of America, but his comments are particularly valuable for Christians to consider as the country moves forward with a new government.  He examines […]