Kameron Edenfield

Kuyper on Church and State

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            In Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism, he strives to make sure that Church and State are not too intertwined. In fact, God has given authority to both institutions in their own sphere. They each have responsibilities they are concerned with and should not take it upon themselves to do the other’s job. At the same time, Kuyper does not seem to be in favor of a Godless State. He faults the French Revolution for ignoring and even opposing God in their efforts (64). To be…read more

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NSA Morning Prayer – Psalm 119:121-144

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The psalmist implores the Lord: “Do not let the arrogant oppress me”; “It’s time for the Lord to act”; “Redeem me from the oppression of man.” At the same time he is repeating, “I love your commandments”; “I longed for your commandments”; “Your commandments are my delight.” At first glance, praising God’s commandments seems like an odd response. Even how he wants the Lord to act is strange, “establish my footsteps in your word”; “make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes”; “give me understanding that…read more

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Milbank on Gift and Gratitude

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For Milbank, God’s gift of being is, in a sense, gift to no one. If creation is ex nihilo then God does not give a gift to creatures, but gives creatures themselves.[1] In a human gift exchange the gift passes from the giver across a “neutral territory” to the receiver.[2] The gift can then be received and used, or it can be rejected. God’s gift of being “establishes creatures as themselves”, not crossing any such territory.[3] Furthermore, the gift can only be received and thus is not subject to initial…read more

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