"When Nehemiah was leading the Jews in their project of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, the enemies of Israel mocked them and said, “It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words” (Neh. 6:6).
Today we see a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christians, and Christians are increasingly aware that they need to form strong communities to do for them what the culture no longer can. This is a good thing, but it will only work if like Nehemiah and his men we are committed to resisting the dictates of our culture. If we are at all afraid of looking like the crazy fundamentalists that our culture loves to hate, then our communities will be as easily led by the culture as anybody else.
In this short book, Pastor Douglas Wilson describes some of the most important ways to create and maintain counter-cultural Christian communities. Whether he is talking about the need for kids to get calluses or for love and loyalty within churches, Douglas Wilson brings decades of on-the-ground wisdom and experience to the topic.
A city without walls is not really a city; neither is a city without a church at the center. Get busy. Build the walls, fight sin, love your family and church, and live out the Gospel."
Why don't we win the culture wars?
Is it really because we’re not being inclusive and welcoming enough? Maybe one more compromise will make the world like us? Or maybe if we watch the news and get really really angry, things will change?
We obviously need a new playbook.
In Rules for Reformers , Douglas Wilson steals the strategies of the radical left and applies them to Christians engaged in the culture war. The result is part combat manual, part cultural manifesto.
Rules for Reformers is as insightful as it is provocative.
If salvation is comprehensive, then Jesus is in the process of transforming each culture, not helicoptering believers out. What does this look like?
Christians often view culture as either a worthless distraction from spiritual matters like evangelism, prayer, and our relationship with God or as something that is basically neutral and which Christians can consume unthinkingly. Against all this, David Hegeman argues that salvation is comprehensive. Salvation does not just include changing one's beliefs about God, but involves the restoration of human individuals in all their interests, talents, and beliefs. Jesus is in the process of saving Christian culture, not of helicoptering believers out of it. Theologically balanced, this book provides a positive, clear, and colorful introduction to this much debated topic.
"There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!" ~Abraham Kuyper
People think that the story of America is the story of American individualism, thrift, and business. However, we almost never hear about how the family was central to the "American Way."
In this short but gripping story about the family in twentieth century America, historian Allan Carlson describes how the family was central to public policy and to our national identity. From the activism of Theodore Roosevelt and the maternalists to the family values that made it possible for Germans to integrate successfully as Americans, this book shows how the family was at the center of the story of America.
Not only does this book tell the stories of men and women fighting for the family, but it explains why the family has declined in recent years. If you want to know why America is the way it is, both in its rise and decline, this book will open your eyes.
The American economy was built on the bedrock of family farms and family businesses, but the Industrial revolution replaced that with factories and businesses. Although it seems like history has moved on, there were men who said that the family could be the center of production again.
Historian and activist Allan C. Carlson has shown that the decline of the productive household has been part of the reason for the decline of marriages and the family in modern America. The modern capitalist economy is eager to put women in the workforce and to put kids in day-care, and communism would like nothing better than to get rid of the family altogether. However, big business and big government were not the only two options in the twentieth century.
Third Ways tells many never-before-told stories about economists, politicians, and activists who wanted the productive family to be the center of the modern economy. If you are dismayed by the rise of divorce, fatherlessness, consumerism, and statism, then this book will show you how many men tried to imagine a different, better world. Carlson tells the stories of heroes like Chesterton and Belloc, the misunderstood Swedish socialist housewives, the peasant revolutionairies in Eastern Europe, and many more in this historical tour-de-force.
The world has not always been this opposed to the family. Read this book to find out how it could be different.
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