The Kuyperian Commentary

Politics, Economics, Culture, and Theology with a Biblical Viewpoint

About Kuyperian Commentary

The Kuyperian Commentators begin with two central presuppositions: First, we are worshipping beings (Homo Adorans). Our identity is first and foremost a Trinitarian identity. We are worshippers of the God who is Three and One, and that worship shapes us as thinkers and doers. We are Churchmen who are loyal to Christ, the head of the Church. And secondly, we believe that the Federal Government has grown into an uncontrollable size, and thus abandoned its constitutional goal and biblical purpose. It has abandoned its constitutional goal by forsaking her Constitutional principles and it has abandoned its biblical purpose by forsaking her Lord.

In this blog, we will seek to add insights into the pressing issues of the day. We will attempt to do all of this from a uniquely Kuyperian viewpoint that seeks to exalt the Christian principle above all others. Our commentary will reflect explicitly and implicitly what we believe to be most compatible with a Christian view of life.

Why Abraham Kuyper?

Kuyper was a 19th Century theological and political figure. His interests were broad. He was not merely satisfied with the intellectualization of ideas, but also the implementation of ideas. He was known as the “theologian of the people.” His time as a pastor gave him a unique sense of the needs of the people. Kuyper defended a localist vision. He knew that significant change did not begin at the top, but at the local level. Further, he opposed the vicious totalitarian tendencies of his culture. He even began his own political party as a way of combating these dangerous threats.

Thus, in more ways than one, Kuyper represents this Moral Libertarian vision, a vision which is also compatible with a more traditional Conservatism.

We, Kuyperian Commentators, reject the libertine or non-Christian forms of the Libertarian Movement. We believe that morality is transcendent, and not subject to change. An example of this is the abortion industry with its vicious attack on the God who is life-affirming. We further believe in a humble foreign policy. We believe that the Augustinian Just War Theory is not to be overlooked as archaic simply because we consider ourselves to be 21st century enlightened scholars. The “War on Terror” ought not to be a justification for every form and means of attack to accomplish our goals. Our adventures around the world have contributed to what scholar Chalmers Johnson referred to as Blowback. Foreign Policy deserves significant attention, and we hope to offer helpful commentary.

We do not pretend to offer perfect solutions, or the most well crafted critiques of systems, but rather to offer an alternative vision that is Biblically consistent and faithful to the wisdom of our forefathers.

{You can read more about Kuyper’s life here}

6 thoughts on “About Kuyperian Commentary

  1. Whoa….look forward to what you write!

  2. Mark Nystedt on said:

    I recommend “The Hebrew Republic” by Harvard Professor Eric Nelson which discusses the “Republic vs Monarchy” and Biblical charity (redistribution of wealth) debate before and during the Reformation. The commandment that kings should not have too many horses and too many wives implies that God’s preference was for monarchies and strong central governments that provided charity to the poor; but God was unhappy when Sha’ul was anointed king and most of the Israelite kings were not Godly men who ignored the poor. A Latin translation of the Talmud in the 1400s that pre-Reformation and Reformation clergy and scholars could read resolved the debate.

  3. Hello,

    Nice to find like-minded Christians in dialogue with Libertarianism and limited government principles and Kuyper’s sphere sovereignty principle at the same time.

    I’m a Christian political scientist applying the same ideas to Brazilian and international politics.

    It would be nice to get in contact with someone in your team. Maybe I’ve written some content that would be useful to you?

    Best regards.

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