The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, June 22, 2007
Well Worth the Read
Comment has posted a summary of Richard Mouw's Abraham Kuyper Prize Lecture. Here is an excerpt:

It is Kuyper's sense that God loves manyness that also informs his sphere sovereignty doctrine. A healthy culture, Kuyper insists, will be characterized by many-ness, plurality. God built these patterns of associational diversity into the very fabric of creation. Families, schools, and businesses do not exist by the permission of governments or churchly authorities—Kuyper was equally critical of totalitarian states and politically powerful churches. God has ordained the plurality of spheres, and no human power has the right to inhibit their proper functioning.