Category Archives: Politics According to the Bible

How much energy is out there?

This is the latest in a series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today, we’re in the middle of the chapter on the Environment, looking at what he says about energy. Grudem doesn’t deal with the closely-related issue of Climate Change in this section, so we’ll be leaving that for […]

Have we filled the Earth?

This is the next in our series critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics according to the Bible. Today we’re looking at the second part of the chapter on the Environment, where Grudem does a stock-take of the planet’s resources. Before we look at this section, it’s worth noting that Grudem’s take on the economy (which was […]

Creation and Politics

With this post, I am now resuming the series critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. In case you’ve forgotten in the gap between posts, the book so far outlines a religious right view of politics. Today we are starting to look at the chapter on the Environment. Today we’re looking at the […]

Dealing with Boom and Bust

This is the next in our series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re finishing up the chapter on economics by looking at the issue of recessions, and how best to get out of them. This section starts by talking about the state of the US economy around the […]

Healthcare: Right or luxury?

This is the latest in our series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re looking at his arguments about the healthcare system. Although the section on this issue is relatively short, it is probably the part of the economics chapter that I have the greatest issues with (and if […]

Should we have Pensions?

This is the latest in our series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re looking at the section on what the Americans call Social Security. This scheme covers old age pensions, sickness and disability benefits, and healthcare for the poor and the old. It’s the US equivalent of the […]

Death and Taxes

This is the next in our series of posts critiquing the arguments of Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today, we’re going to wrap up the section looking at taxation, by covering some specific taxes. Taxes on inheritance Grudem deals with the American estate tax (this is the same thing as Britain’s inheritance […]

Taxes: Who should pay what?

Today we’re continuing our critique of Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the BIble by looking at the issue of taxes. Last time, we looked at some wider questions about the tax system, today we’re looking at the balance of tax between rich and poor, and between people and corporations. Income tax: who should pay what? […]

Who should pay tax?

This is the latest in our series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re looking at the issue of taxation. Grudem starts with the most fundamental principle of taxation – whether it should happen or not. He points out that Jesus endorsed the principle of taxation in Matthew 22:17-21, […]

Poverty and Equality

This is the latest in a series of posts critiquing the arguments in Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re tackling the twin issues of poverty and equality. Should we tax the rich? Grudem begins by arguing that it isn’t fair for governments to take more money from the rich simply because […]