The so-called culture war today comes down to what kind of ruler we want. It's about the crown rights of King Jesus vs. the clown rights of Joe Biden (and his ilk). Who would you rather have rule over you -- a king or a clown? Do you want the kingdom of God, full of goodness, truth, and beauty? Or clown world, full of darkness, depravity, and folly?

Mattson’s review of Wolfe’s book is well worth reading if you have been following the discussions on Christian nationalism.

I appreciated a lot of Wolfe’s critique of VanDrunen’s radical two kingdom view, including the way he brought out its latent antinomianism. But there are still some problems with Wolfe’s two kingdom view, especially the heaven/earth, sacred/secular dualism built into it.

We do not live in the Christendom world inhabited by the Reformers. What it means to affirm a sacred/secular dichotomy in a Christendom situation is not the same as what it means to affirm that kind of dichotomy in a post-Christendom situation. We cannot just quote Althusius (or whoever) as if it were adequate to the needs of the moment. Just as Renn points out that we need to develop pastoral and evangelistic strategies for “negative world,” so we need to develop a political theology for the post-Christendom situation in which we live - with the goal of forming a renewed Christendom. A political theology developed within Christendom is quite different from developing a political theology that will create a new Christendom. The “secular” side of the sacred/secular dischotomy is entirely different today than it was 500, 300, 100, or even 50 years ago and it crucial for the church to recognize this.

I realize Canon Press and the Moscow guys are pushing Wolfe’s book hard, but it seems to me this must represent some kind of shift.