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Wayne Grudem ß 0 DownloadMy pastor said to AVOID this book I am familiar with Wayne Grudem for his Systematic Theology book "Which I Find Myself Returning " I find myself Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris returning freuently I was interested ineading this book Voting as a Christian The Social Issues The book addressed several different topics addressing the political landscape of 2010 and prior While Grudem addresses that the book can be used as a universal political basis in light of Christianity he frames everything from the American democratic infrastructure I find it important to note the political landscape at the time of writing As Political Ideologies And political ideologies and for the parties can change over timeI appreciate the manner of how Grudem presents topics such as birth marriage The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education religious expression and one sight to defend himself from both the Biblical standpoint and the laws and The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry rulings that have addressed these areas He also doesn temove his opinion on these areas making clear where he stands and his political involvements when The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism relevant I don t believe a person could claim to be non biased while addressing such topics Gruden also concludes his book by addressing the manner of writing a book from either a Republican Democratic or balanced view perspective He doesn t hide his conclusions in support of Republican ideologies and acknowledges another author who writes from a liberal point of view as a counterbalanceThree areas grabbed my attention in the book These were the conversations on capital punishment the abolition of campaign finance laws and the end of the fairness doctrineI feel could be said about the impact on capital punishment with several types of communities given the history of how it has been Written not by a journalist or politician butather by a theology professor with a PhD in New Testament studies Voting as a Christian The Social Issues begins with the assumption that God intended the Bible to give guidance to every area of life including how governments should function Derived from author Wayne Grudem’s magisterial Politics According to the Bible this book highlights those social issues that have dominated political debate ecently Throughout author Wayne Grudem supports po. Stablished and the manner of
it has enforced Instead it is educed so a small paragraphI disagreed with some of Grudem s conclusions for the negative impact of campaign finance laws He argues that many of the A Kangaroo's Life richest people in politics who have been elected are Democrats he also identifies theich mega donor George Soros This presumes however that there are not as eually Georg Buchner: Contemporary Perspectives rich if not billionaires who contribute to the Republicans As I write this in 2020 many of the examples Grudem mentions for Democrats are now appointed in executive levels of the US government within a Republican administrationThe Supreme Courtuling Citizens United v FEC is mentioned in the book This has subseuently lead to the creation of Super PACs which allowed for privation donations to be permitted and obscured Grudem mentions that while private individuals should be allowed to make political contributions he supports the Filosofía e inmanencia reporting of contributions that exceed the amounts common people would provide I agree with the sentiment but since the case theegulations were struct "it has expanded the level of corruption in my opinion I "has expanded the level of corruption in my opinion I know I need to get a better understanding of this area I also felt that while it is appropriate to highlight the manner of influence from academia and movies the argument for grouping these areas into the is appropriate to highlight the manner of influence from academia and movies the argument for grouping these areas into the finance section wasn t strong enough for meThe area that seemed to be most enlightening for me was the 1949 FCC policy the Fairness Doctrine While many of the components of what Grudem shared isn t new the idea that no longer The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life reuiringadio stations to present different sides of controversial issues lead to the ise of par. Litical positions that would be called conservative than liberal However “it is important to understand that I see these positions as flowing out of the Bible's teachings ather than positions I hold prior to or independently of those biblical teachings he writes My primary purpose in the book is not to be liberal or conservative or Democrat or Republican but to explain a biblical worldview and a biblical perspective on issues of politics law and government Concise yet carefully argued this .hit it has
Tial adio was something I have never considered Many people might not think Lassie Come-Home radio has as much influence with the proliferation of the internet we must alwaysemember that all people have internet access So while the internet is not considered a public good but devices with antennas are free to access broadcasts The People from the Sea radio is therefore accessible Rush Limbaugh and his influence would therefore be a counterbalance to the university influence Grudem mentions in the campaign finance section I have long believed in personally balancing the information I consume I actively listen to liberal and conservative podcasts since the 2016 election I also balance between national and locally based conversations I think that we are living in an age were many have falling into faright or far left echo chambers and thus our political institutions are starting to St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves reflect as such I think it is a dangerous thingegardless of which end of the spectrum you fall into When we lose perspective that is enemies are not flesh and blood but the forces of darkness we can start demonizing our fellow brothers and sisters instead of loving them as our neighbors that God calls us to doOverall I thought "this was a great book and I enjoying both Grudem s perspective and the manner of " was a great book and I enjoying both Grudem s perspective and the manner of he balances spelling out political topics and looking at scripture for how a Christian should espond While I do have my criticisms for certain areas they are not enough to lead me to dismiss Grudem s arguments I would encourage others to ead it to enough to lead me to dismiss Grudem s arguments I would encourage others to Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher read it to I would hope that Christians would challenge themselves concern how they come to certain conclusions concerning certain political observations. Ook is a mustead for any Christian concerned about current debates over social issues such as abortion education homosexual marriage pornography Twilight of the Idols religious freedom and others Not everyeader will agree with the book's conclusions But by grounding his analysis deeply on Scripture Grudem has euipped Christians to better understand and Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, respond to some of today's key political debates wisely and in a manner consistent with their primary citizenship as members and ambassadors of the kingdom of God.