The Founders on God and Government

Author: Daniel L. Dreisbach,Mark David Hall,Jeffry H. Morrison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742522794

Category: History

Page: 314

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In The Founders on God and Government, Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, and Jeffry H. Morrison bring together noted scholars to explore the role religion played in the political thoughts and deeds of nine founding fathers. The result is a seminal work that deepens our understanding of the relationship between faith and politics at America's founding.

God and Government in the Ghetto

The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Author: Michael Leo Owens

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226642089

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In recent years, as government agencies have encouraged faith-based organizations to help ensure social welfare, many black churches have received grants to provide services to their neighborhoods’ poorest residents. This collaboration, activist churches explain, is a way of enacting their faith and helping their neighborhoods. But as Michael Leo Owens demonstrates in God and Government in the Ghetto, this alliance also serves as a means for black clergy to reaffirm their political leadership and reposition moral authority in black civil society. Drawing on both survey data and fieldwork in New York City, Owens reveals that African American churches can use these newly forged connections with public agencies to influence policy and government responsiveness in a way that reaches beyond traditional electoral or protest politics. The churches and neighborhoods, Owens argues, can see a real benefit from that influence—but it may come at the expense of less involvement at the grassroots. Anyone with a stake in the changing strategies employed by churches as they fight for social justice will find God and Government in the Ghetto compelling reading.

God and Government

Biblical Principles for Today: An Introduction and Resource

Author: Cornelis Van Dam

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876054

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Ours is a time of rapid cultural change with new economic challenges. People look to their governments for leadership and solutions. But what can and should government do to meet the difficulties that beset a nation? What can citizens expect from their elected representatives? What is reasonable? And what should citizens do? What are their responsibilities? This book addresses such fundamental issues through the eyes of Scripture and against the backdrop of North America's dual heritage of Christianity and humanism. Government, politics, and the Bible do not seem like a good mix. But as this book aims to show, the Bible has much wisdom to teach us about the place and role of government and its citizens. Biblical principles work because God knows how his world and his servant governments are supposed to function. After all, he ordained the governing authorities, and the principles enunciated in his Word are timeless and remain practical. This book introduces fundamental biblical principles that apply to government and politics. The intent is to inform and to motivate the reader to get involved where possible in the political processes of the day. Our legislators need the input and help from their knowledgable Christian constituents.

God in Government

The Christian's Guide to Civic Responsibility and Political Ideology

Author: Ray Harker

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608446654

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Voting is an opportunity to promote, protect, and preserve godly government. Passing up this opportunity means allowing those who would degrade the name of Christ to have their way in our lives. The Bible is clear, "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established" (Romans 13:1). Since the Bible commands that we are to submit to government, we must ask ourselves: to what type of government do we want to submit? God in Government compellingly answers this question and covers other related subjects - often from a historical perspective. The book's emphasis is on how and why the United States has gone from being a Christian nation to a culture of secular humanism. How events like the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression continue to impact our worldview and the way we vote. The reader will discover the true differences between the political parties, and why groups like labor unions, school teachers, and the media tend to align themselves with a particular party. Among other topics, we examine the Christian roots of capitalism and the truth behind the "separation of church and state." The book covers social issues like legalized abortion, gay rights, and welfare programs; and gives solutions and suggestions as to what Christians can do to get our nation back on track. RAY HARKER is an ideological activist and founder of God in Government, a conservative grassroots movement for which this book is the manual. Both the organization and the book are designed to educate and assist Evangelical Christians in the areas of civic responsibility and political ideology. The outreach provides lectures and seminars for churches and other interested groups. To learn more, visit

God and Government

Author: Charles W. Colson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862213

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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How should Christians live their faith in the public arena?Twenty years ago, the first edition of Chuck Colson’s Kingdoms in Conflict became a bestseller, a must-read for people interested in politics and the relationship between church and state. Now, with a passion for truth and moved by the urgency of the times we live in, Colson has written God and Government, re-voicing his powerful and enduring message for our post-9/11 world.In an era when Christianity is being attacked from every side—books being written charging Christians with being theocrats and trying to impose their views on an unwilling culture—what is the message of the Christian church? What does the Bible say, and what do we learn from history about the proper relationship between faith and culture? Appealing to scripture, reason, and history, this book tackles society’s most pressing and divisive issues. New stories and examples reflect the realities of today, from the clash with radical Islam to the deep division between “reds” and “blues.” In an era of angry finger-pointing, Colson furnishes a unique insider’s perspective that can’t be pigeonholed as either “religious right” or “religious left.”Whatever your political or religious stance, this book will give you a different understanding of Christianity. If you're a Christian, it will help you to both examine and defend your faith. If you’ve been critical of the new religious right, you’ll be shocked at what you learn. Probing both secular and religious values, God and Government critiques each fairly, sides with neither, and offers a hopeful, fair-minded perspective that is sorely needed in today’s hyper-charged atmosphere.

Releasing God's Government in the Earth

Author: Duane Harder

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612159583

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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"Every church leader needs to read this book. I praise God for my brother Duane-a "miner" who searches for God's jewels of wisdom. I honor Duane as one of God's living giants."Eugene Harder B. Th. Retired pastor"A valuable book for elders and pastors to read and study. It will help get us back to basics."Cliff Stalwick, Founder of Living Faith Bible College, Caroline, AB"Duane is a gifted teacher who presents an insightful analysis of government and those who carry it. The principles taught provide a secure foundation as well as a set of boundary markers. His book is a treasure of insights."Dr. Michael L. Hastings, Professor, Lethbridge College, Pastoral Team Leader, Northside Christian Fellowship, Lethbridge, AB"For over twenty-five years, my wife and I have walked in relationship with Duane. His understanding of Kingdom government has been influential in my life; shaping my thinking and my behavior. These truths have helped shape teaching and counseling materials I have developed and taught in numerous countries. May the truths of this book touch the whole of your life."Graham Bretherick, Registered Psychologist, Author "Healing Life's Hurts," Lethbridge, AB"Duane's love for the truth of God's Word and his godly character has greatly impacted my life for over twenty years. It is an honour to call him my friend and a father in the faith."Steve Fleming, Pastor, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Waterloo, ON"Duane Harder's book addresses how the church is to reign in the earth. With wisdom and grace he leads you through God's view of government as it relates to the interconnectedness of: self, family, business, and civil government, with a special emphasis upon church government. Every Christian would profit from this book."Erik Vander Ahe - Technology Executive SVP Products and Services, Waterloo, ON

Of Robots, God, and Government

A Treatise on Armageddon

Author: Daniel Grote

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595370993

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Dr. Steve Onus woke up one day thinking he had unlocked the secret to programming humanlike intelligence into android robots. What he got instead was the business end of God's boredom. With a doomsday cult trailing his every move, and the media and protestors setting up permanent residence outside his house, Dr. Steve is forced out of his private medical practice and into a world of sheer idiocy. On the way he is forced to team up with one of his own robots and a quasi-religious fanatic in order to stop Armageddon and get revenge on his ex-wife. Of Robots, God, and Government is a philosophical discourse on robotics, the End of Days, and what happens when God gets the rainy day blues.

God and Government in an 'Age of Reason'

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982275

Category: History

Page: 296

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In this companion volume to Deity and Domination, David Nicholls broadens his examination of the relationship between religion and politics. Focusing on the images and concepts of God and the state predominant in eighteenth-century discourse, he shows how these were interrelated and reflect the language of the wider cultural contexts. Nicholls argues that the way a community pictures God will inevitably reflect (and also affect) its general understanding of authority, whether it be in state, in family or in other social institutions. Much language about God, for example, has a primarily political reference: in psalms, hymns and sermons God is called king, judge, lord, ruler and to him are ascribed might, majesty, dominion, power and sovereignty. But if political rhetoric is frequently incorporated into religious discourse, the reverse is also true: many key concepts of modern political theory are secularised theological concepts. In his consideration of this important and neglected relationship Nicholls sheds new light on religion and politics in the eighteenth century.

God and Government

Author: Nick Spencer

Publisher: SPCK Publishing

ISBN: 9780281060719

Category: Christianity and politics

Page: 244

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What, according to Christian thought, is the proper function of government? That is the key question this lively volume aims to address. It does not tell readers what to do, still less who to vote for. Rather, it seeks to equip us to think through what we in our roles as political Christians (that is, Christians employed, engaged or simply interested in politics) should be attempting to achieve.

The Government of God Desirable

A Sermon Delivered at Newark, N.J., October, 1808, During the Session of the Synod of New-York and New-Jersey

Author: Lyman Beecher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Providence and government of God

Page: 27

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