Is Group Economics the Answer, Part 3: Interview with Jovan Mackenzy, Part 2

Is Group Economics the Answer, Part 3: Interview with Jovan Mackenzy, Part 2

Posted on March 19, 2017

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Is group economics the answer to Church Planting in the black community? It is obvious that the black community, specifically in the inner city, there is are financial barriers which even affect church planting. Will the practice of group economics help in the restoration of the black community financially and spiritually?

This is part 3 and includes the second part of the interview with rapper Jovan Mackenzy.

Is Group Economics the Answer, Part 2: Interview with Jovan Mackenzy

Is Group Economics the Answer, Part 2: Interview with Jovan Mackenzy

Posted on March 12, 2017

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Is group economics the answer to Church Planting in the black community? It is obvious that the black community, specifically in the inner city, there is are financial barriers which even affect church planting. Will the practice of group economics help in the restoration of the black community financially and spiritually?

This is part 2 and includes and interview with rapper Jovan Mackenzy.

The Industrial Revolution and the Christian Family

The Industrial Revolution and the Christian Family

Posted on February 7, 2017

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What changes did the Industrial Revolution bring to the Christian family? Did it weaken it or did it strengthen it? Did it help the Christian family fulfill its purpose in the Kingdom of God, or did it set it off its course in a direction which would eventually render it meaningless? Did it open up new horizons and new areas for growth and exploration, or did it shut the door to the future, laying the foundation for replacing the Christian family with something else? Was the Industrial Revolution a friend or a foe to the Christian family?

Assigned Reading:
Relationship vs. Purpose: How the Church Destroys the Christian Family,” Bojidar Marinov
Christian Culture vs. Clan Culture,” Bojidar Marinov
Individual Purpose and the Kingdom of God,” Bojidar Marinov

Is Group Economics the Answer

Is Group Economics the Answer

Posted on February 26, 2017

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Is group economics the answer to Church Planting in the black community? It is obvious that the black community, specifically in the inner city, there is are financial barriers which even affect church planting. Will the practice of group economics help in the restoration of the black community financially and spiritually?

Economic Nationalism and the Religion of Death

Economic Nationalism and the Religion of Death

Posted on January 24, 2017

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And when the state intervenes to control and regulate man and his economic choices, it can only destroy life and destroy growth. That’s the religious root of economic nationalism: the religion of death. The farther we stay from it, the faster we will grow our economy.

Assigned Reading:
Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of Nazi Economy, Adam Tooze

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Christianity and Capitalism

Posted on April 4, 2020

Written by R.J. Rushdoony

“To ‘love thy neighbor as thyself‘ is thus the basis of true civil liberty in the Western world. It requires us to respect in all men and in ourselves the rights of life, home, property, and reputation, in word, thought, and deed.”

In a simple, straightforward style, the Christian case for capitalism is presented. Capital, in the form of individual and family property, is protected in Scripture and is necessary for liberty.

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Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators

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Written by David Chilton

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See Sider Squirm. If Pope John Paul II is really interested in dealing with heretical “liberation theologians” in his church, then he ought to issue this third edition of Productive Christians as a Papal encyclical.

Protestants have trouble with their own liberation theologians. Some of them are Marxists in the Lamb’s clothing, while others are merely Fabian socialists in the Lamb’s clothing. Some of them just aren’t willing to say…yet. (Tactics, you understand.) Ron Sider belongs to the third group.

Sider’s first edition of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger created a minor sensation in conservative Protestant circles. It was the cutting edge of a radical shift of political and economic opinion in the neo-evangelical world, especially on college and seminary campuses-a shift to the far left. The book received no response until 1981, when the first edition of Productive Christians blew away Sider’s claims that he was simply applying the Bible to economics. Sider has never recovered intellectually, as Chilton’s third edition demonstrates.

Sider’s desperate attempts to “cover his flanks” in the second edition of Rich Christians are exposed by this book as a last ditch effort. Sider waffles, Sider squirms, Sider drops whole sections of the original book, Sider changes a few words and quietly shifts controversial sections (exposed in Chilton’s earlier editions) to other chapters, but still nothing works. There is no place left for Sider to hide. Chilton makes it clear: Sider understand neither the Bible nor economics when it comes to his conclusions about profits, taxes, foreign aid, and Western guilt for the Third World poverty.

To put it bluntly, this book definitely destroys what little was left of Sider’s position. The Sider phenomenon, intellectually speaking, is finished. This book is its gravestone.

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Easy Chair with R.J. Rushdoony

Posted on October 1, 2019

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The Easy Chair with R.J. Rushdoony is an audio series of colloquies, casual conversations, and roundtables presented by Chalcedon Foundation. Various topics are discussed solo by Rousas John Rushdoony and with guests, covering all areas of life and culture. Looking at life from a theonomic, Christian Reconstructionist perspective, we properly apply God’s word to our lives. These episodes were originally recorded in the 1980’s-1990’s.