Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Render Unto Caesar...

So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesar's." He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent. (Luke 20:21-26 ESV)

A Collection of Resources on Lutheran Two-Kingdom Theology:

From "Issues, Etc." Lutheran Radio Program:
Issues, Etc. Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Hour 2 WMA
Hour 2 MP3 "Open Lines: Sen. Kerry's Remarks at the AME Convention"
"Christianity & Culture: Two Kingdom Theology"
Rev. Mark Sell Concordia Publishing House
Hour 3 WMA
Hour 3 MP3 "Christianity & Culture: Two Kingdom Theology (cont.)" Rev. Mark Sell Concordia Publishing House "Sen. John Edwards & Abortion" Barbara Holdt North Carolina Right to Life

Issues, Etc. Sunday, October 24, 2004
Hour 1 WMA
Hour 1 MP3

Hour 2 WMA
Hour 2 MP3 "Christianity in Two Kingdoms: Church and State," Pastor Mark Sell Concordia Publishing House

Issues, Etc. Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Hour 1 WMA
Hour 1 MP3 "Two Kingdom Theology & Bioethics" Dr. Gene Edward Veith World magazine

Issues, Etc. Monday, November 20, 2006
Hour 2 WMA
Hour 2 MP3 "The Culture War & Christian Democracy" Allan Carlson Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society "Two Kingdom Theology" Uwe Siemon Netto Concordia Seminary Institute on Lay Vocation

Some Books: 

Preachrblog  posts on the Two Kingdoms:

More on Confusion of 2 Kingdoms

More 2 Kingdom and Clergy Stuff

Lutheran Clergy, Politics, and Blogging

Pastors and 2-Kingdom Authority

1 comment:

Ned Netterville said...

Jesus, "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, but render unto God what is God's.

Inquisitor: "But Jesus, what is God's and what is Caesar's?"

Jesus, "What do the Scriptures say?"

IQ, "Ah, Psalms 24:1 says, "The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it."

Jesus, "You have answered well my child."

IQ, "But what then is Caesar's?"

Jesus, "The rest is his."

IQ, "I don't get it."

Jesus, "Neither does Caesar. But don't feel bad, Christian-church scholars have misinterpreted these explicit words of mine for 17 centuries, ever since their church was enthralled by Rome and they began to receive a share in the booty. I told them they could only serve one master, but, nooo, they were loyal, patriotic citizens of the State. Even when their other master turned them into tax slaves they remained loyal subjects, if rather subjugated ones. There's just no accounting for the depth of stupidity among those who try to serve two masters."