Category Archives: Politics According to the Bible

Abortion

Abortion is almost certainly the most emotive and divisive political issue of our era. If you express a pro-life view, you are branded as anti-women, but if you express a pro-choice view, you may be branded a baby killer. Furthermore, it’s not even possible to talk about the issue without choosing a side – if […]

Who should be in charge of a nation?

This is the latest in a series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today, we’re looking at chapter five, which deals with the question of who has ultimate power in a nation. It focuses in on the issue of the power of the Supreme Court in the US – which […]

Politics and the Christian Worldview

This is the next in a series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we deal with chapter four, in which he paints a picture of a Biblical worldview – something that will be foundational as we move on to look at particular political issues. I’ll start by looking at […]

Church and State

Continuing our series looking at Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible today we’re looking at some of the arguments he makes about the relationship between church and state. This is basically taking a few sections out of his chapter on the purpose of government in order to make the post on that chapter a […]

Should we be patriotic?

This is the latest in a series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we look at the issue of patriotism, where Grudem’s stance is that it is something that a nation should value. Before looking at what Grudem claims, though, I want to start with the presuppositions I bring […]

Does the Bible Teach Democracy?

This is the sixth in a series critiquing the arguments of Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we’re looking at his claim in chapter 3 that the Bible offers some support to the idea that government should be chosen by the people. This is not a discussion about the practical arguments that […]

Give me Liberty?

This is the latest in my series critiquing the arguments in Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today, we’re looking at his assertion that one of the main purposes of government should be to safeguard human liberty and freedom. This topic is the largest one in his section on the purposes of government, […]

What’s the Point of Government?

I’m continuing the series critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today, we’re looking at the question of what government is actually for. It’s one that doesn’t get asked all that often in political debate (at least this side of the Atlantic), but it is well worth looking at. Grudem covers this in […]

What is a Christian view of politics?

We’re continuing the series critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. On Monday, we looked at five wrong views about the relationship between Christians and government/politics (at this stage in the book, the terms can be used pretty much interchangeably). Today, we critique what Grudem considers to be the right view. He calls […]

What isn’t a Christian View of Politics?

Following on from my review of Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible, I’m going to be spending the next few months critiquing his arguments about what a Christian approach to politics should be. Today, I’m looking at the first chapter, which explores the question of how Christianity should relate to government. It should be […]