What is Next Christendom?
“He must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” - St. Paul
Next Christendom is a newsletter about discipling the nations one person, place, and publication at a time. Each publication will focus on some area I’m interested in as it relates to the construction of a Christian society. These areas of interest include:
postmillennialism (optimistic eschatology)
theonomy (application of God’s law to society)
bitcoin (sound money)
localism (food, church, business, politics, etc.)
masculinity (recovering biblical manhood)
education (homeschooling and institutionalized Christian education)
regenerative agriculture (healing the soil and building healthy communities)
What’s with the Thomas Cole painting?
We live in hard times. And they’re going to get harder.
I often find myself saying, “What a time to be alive.” What, with witnessing the collapse of Western Civilization, can I be blamed? The structures of a once great society are crumbling around us.
The rule of law, eroded.
The family, fractured.
The men, emasculated.
The money, broken.
The soil, depleted.
The government, corrupted.
The church, confused.
The West is under God’s judgement. Having inherited the knowledge of God and then turned from it for the glory of secular man, we have been released to the consequences of our idolatry (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28-32). God will not be mocked. We must reap what we have sown.
However, I also find myself saying, “I was born for such a time as this.” My generation did not create the problems around us, but they are ours to fix. We inherited curses, but by God’s grace we will leave an inheritance of blessing to our children, and to our children’s children, and so on to a thousand generations.
You might be wondering if we should even be seeking to build another Christendom. After all, didn’t Christendom fail? No, the first Christendom did not fail, it was merely incomplete. You might build a house with some missing joists, and the floor may collapse. That doesn’t mean the house failed; it means it needs to be repaired or rebuilt with more integrity.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to dwell in.
If building the next Christendom resonates with you, then my hope is this publication will prove valuable. You can subscribe below, and expect me to publish at least once a week.
Until next time,