The good folks at Worldview Church have addressed the latest brouhaha regarding recent attacks on several political candidates, charging them with having been influenced by “dominionists” at best and being “dominionists” at worst. Well, you may be asking, “What in the world is a “dominionist” in the first place? I’m glad you asked.
In their most recent newsletter, the folks at Worldview Church answer that question, show us what is and is not really going on here, and also guide us in our thinking about how we should understand our King’s dominion (i.e., his kingdom – his rule and reign) in this world with its various powers and principalities. Here’s the introduction to the latest newsletter…
Media Distortion Push Back
High profile, evangelical aspirers to public office, that is those who embrace a Christian Worldview, open themselves to being castigated for their views, whether accurately understood or not. As a prelude to this next (presidential election) political season, the national news media’s sharp-shooters have sighted in a few candidates who are identified as “extremists,” even those who would threaten individual liberty through coercive legislation. This week’s article collection equips pastors and Christian leaders to rebut recent media insinuations with background material. See Groothuis’s and Aman’s on the recent “Dominionism” controversy and T.M. Moore’s piece for a biblical perspective.
Here are the links to the articles in the newsletter. All very helpful…
- Michele Bachmann and Dominionism Paranoia by Douglas Groothuis
- The Fall of Empires by Michael Craven
- The Disciple as Kingdom Ambassador by T.M. Moore
- Dominion Anyone? by T.M. Moore
- “Dominionism”: Sham Charge Reserved for Christian Social Conservatives by John Aman
- The Undisciplined Nature of Political Liberalism and the American Church, Part 1 by Don Sweeting
I enjoy every issue of The Colson’s Center’s, Worldview Church’s newsletter, Ekklesia. I heartily encourage you to subscribe.
*Extra – Just read this piece by Ross Douthat at The New York Times on “American Theocracy.”
Truth and Joy,