Chalcedon Foundation Articles and Essays

Posted on July 17, 2020

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The Chalcedon Foundation® is a think tank for the self-governing Christian, devoted to the research, publishing, and promotion of Christian Reconstruction. We believe that the Christian faith is applicable to every area of life and thought and that all things are to be “reconstructed” according to God’s revealed will in Scripture.

This podcast is a collection of articles and essays narrated by volunteers from Reconstructionist Radio on behalf of Chalcedon. The authors include R.J. Rushdoony, Martin Selbrede, Mark Rushdoony, Andrea Schwartz, and more.


The Problem of Slavery in Christian America

Posted on April 4, 2020

Written by Dr. Joel McDurmon

Today’s Christians and conservatives are largely unaware of the extent of the suffering of blacks in American History, from slavery to Jim Crow to the 1960s and even to today. They are largely unaware how systematic it was and what institutions were created specifically to maintain the injustices. Christians are largely unaware that their own clergy and churches were among the leading proponents of the systems, and have no idea of the convicting and sad reasons why, or of the theological justifications employed for turning a blind eye to the injustice, or worse, active perpetuation of it. That such theologies are still widely taught today—and are in some cases the norm—is not a good sign when so many social ills still surround a silent church. In general, Christians and conservatives are not nearly as informed as they may think when it comes to understanding black history in the United States and the black saga it contains.

The Problem of Slavery in Christian America aims at providing otherwise well-intended Christians and conservatives a deeper understanding of that history, a starting point for discussion and, if necessary, repentance, and with a biblical response to the larger problem of racism, all while refusing to capitulate to non-Christian leftism.

The Failure of the Moral Majority

The Failure of the Moral Majority

Posted on August 30, 2016

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Leaving the details of history for another time, it is worth delving into the real reasons for the failure of the Moral Majority. After all, we in our time have seen the same failure, over and over again, of the religious right. We have also seen the failure of evangelical ministries – no matter how much money we poor into them – to change course of America’s moral downfall. With all these failures, seems like it’s time to start figuring out what led to them.

Book of the Week:
– Tactics of Christian Resistance by Gary North

15: Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates with Matthew Trewhella

15: Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates with Matthew Trewhella

Posted on July 6, 2020

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This week we interviewed Matt Trewhella, a pastor from Wisconsin that is a well-known proponent of the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate.

Here are some recommended links for further study:

What can you do now? Contact your lesser magistrates! Write to them. Keep it short, make your point, don’t go over 1 page. You could even meet with your local officials!

“We need to urge our local officials to honor God, and support them in that endeavor.”