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Here you will find a number of essays, including excerpts from my books, on the subjects of politics, technology, and Christianity. Some of these essays combine all three topics. I believe that we are living at a time when a radical decentralization of computer technology is taking shape, which will in its turn create a radical decentralization in politics and in society. We are in the opening stages of this new system, a system in which the religious beliefs of the individual will be foundational. I believe that what we today call progressivism is not our future, but an ongoing collapse of the past.
The Political Theory of Christ is my masterwork. In it, I argue that the political teaching of Christ necessarily entails a complete theory of politics. Christ’s radical distinction between the authority of Caesar and of God is prefigured in Israel’s radical distinction between the authority of its kings and prophets, while the teaching itself prefigures the main lines of Western political history.
For that history primarily consists of a deepening separation of powers over time, not only between the spiritual and political authorities, but within those authorities. Paganism, ancient and modern, always combines the spiritual and political into a single authority, as we can see in the progressive paganism that defines our own time.
I argue that our political future will entail the destruction of progressivism through the creation of an even deeper separation of powers.
Evidence and Paul’s Journeys
An Historical Investigation into the Journeys of the Apostle Paul (2001)
This was my first book: a study of the relationship of the historical evidence to the account of the Apostle Paul’s journeys in the eastern Roman Empire as recorded in the New Testament. The Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s letters contain dozens of details about those journeys, details that can be historically confirmed. Evidence and Paul's Journeys is a summary of that evidence.
This is my latest and shortest (107 pages) book. In it, I argue that progressivism is not primarily a system of belief, but a power strategy based upon the centralization of authority. Therefore to radically decentralize society is to destroy progressivism. And our ability to radically decentralize American society is now very real. It is the next step in the technological revolution.
In June 2001, I did an interview related to the recent publication of my book Evidence and Paul's Journeys. That interview, with its provocative title, stands up well today.
The noted philosophical historian Eric Voegelin makes a brief appearance in chapter one of my book The Political Theory of Christ. I am both an admirer and critic of Voegelin. This essay spells out my chief criticism.
This is Chapter 16 of The Political Theory of Christ. The second half of that chapter is reproduced here in which I argue that all theories, including scientific theories, entail religious belief.