Night Bridge: Essays on Politics, Technology, and Christianity

Books

In this book I argue that Christ's political teaching entails a complete theory of politics. The radical distinction that Christ makes between the authority of Caesar and the authority of God is already prefigured in the radical distinction made in ancient Israel between the authority of the kings and of God's prophets. And Christ's teaching also prefigures the deepening separations of power that become the hallmark of Western political history.

Modern constitutional government not only requires a radical separation of institutional powers, but now requires a radical separation of powers between individual human beings.  I provide an overall view of the West's political and social history, and in particular of America's history, and conclude by arguing that our political future entails the creation of an even deeper separation of powers, one that will destroy our present, centralized system of government.

To read two chapters of this book, see: The Political Theory of Christ.

In this book, which is now in its second edition, I undertook a study of the relationship of historical evidence to the accounts of the Apostle Paul’s journeys that are recorded in both the Acts of the Apostles and in Paul’s letters. Those sources contain dozens of details about Paul's travels throughout the eastern Roman Empire, details that can be historically confirmed as being true. Evidence and Paul's Journeys is a demonstration of the historical trustworthiness of the New Testament as a record of events.

To read excerpts from this book see: Evidence and Paul's Journeys.

Destroying Progressivism: A Strategy
(2018)

This is my shortest (110 pages) book. In it, I argue that progressivism is not primarily a system of belief, but a rationalization of the centralization of power. Therefore to radically decentralize our present society is the same thing as destroying progressivism. And our ability to radically decentralize society is now very real. It is the next step in the technological revolution.

To read excerpts from this book see: Destroying Progressivism: A Strategy

Essays

Destroying Big Tech

The major online platforms have become a threat to the freedom of the American people. Here is what you can do.

The Progressive: An Autopsy

An essay on the delusional character of progressive belief.

Western Political History: A Select Bibliography

A annotated list of eight books and one legal journal article that decisively shaped my understanding of Western political history. 

The Irrationality of Atheist Belief

Why the Western atheist has no rational argument.

The Rationality of Christian Belief

Why the Christian has a rational argument.

Biblical Scholarship as a Form of Lying: An Interview

In June 2001, I did an interview related to the publication of my book Evidence and Paul's Journeys. That interview, with its provocative title, still stands up well today. 

The Bad Faith of Eric Voegelin

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.

Creating a Pagan Theocracy: Modern Science

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.