With mid-term elections right around the corner, here is my advice on how to cast your ballot: Vote for the candidates that hate you the least.

This article from John Frame cuts through a lot of the common misunderstandings of the relationship and use of special revelation (Scripture) and natural revelation. Note that Frame (and Van Til) do not deny that we can learn truth from our reason and our senses interacting with the rest of God’s creation. There is no such thing as “pure biblicism.” But general revelation was never meant to stand alone, even before the fall. There is no “pure nature” or “pure natural revelation.” The two forms of revelation work together and belong together. Thus, we are also always obligated to use Scripture, and we must use Scripture to interpret general revelation properly.

Here are a couple of great quips from Anthony Esolen's book Out of the Ashes:

This is a follow up to my sermon from September 18, 2022.


"If Christ is really king, exercising original and immediate jurisdiction over the state as really as He does over the Church, it follows necessarily that the general denial or neglect of His rightful lordship, any prevalent refusal to obey that Bible which is the law-book of His kingdom, must be followed by political and social as well as moral and religious ruin. If professing Christians are unfaithful to the authority of their Lord in their capacity as citizens of the state, they cannot expect to be blessed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their capacity as members of the Church. The kingdom of Christ is one and cannot be divided in life or in death. If the Church languishes, the state cannot be in health, and if the state rebels against its Lord and King, the Church cannot enjoy His favor. If the Holy Spirit is withdrawn from the Church He is not present in the state, and if He, the only "Lord and Giver of Life," be absent, then all order is impossible and the elements of society lapse backward to primeval night and chaos.