Two Kingdoms

2021 Life Conference: What does this mean? Responding to Critical Race Theory and Social Justice

2021 Life Conference: What does this mean? Responding to Critical Race Theory and Social Justice

Our American culture is full of racial division, tension, and upheaval. Riots and demands for justice abound. How do we as Christians ...
2021 Life Conference: New Landscape of Religious Liberty

2021 Life Conference: New Landscape of Religious Liberty

While the past century has seen numerous threats to religious liberty, our new landscape is shaped by a torrent of new challenges. The ...
2021 Life Conference: Valuing and Defending Life in the Public Square

2021 Life Conference: Valuing and Defending Life in the Public Square

For too long culture has influenced the Church rather than the other way around. Our vocation as Christian citizens calls us to defend ...
The Social Doctrine of the Augsburg Confession and Its Significance for the Present

The Social Doctrine of the Augsburg Confession and Its Significance for the Present

In this essay, Hermann Sasse describes the theology of the “two regimens” (more commonly called “two kingdoms”) of the state and the church. Sasse addresses the widespread misunderstanding of the kingdom of God.
Christian Citizenship

Christian Citizenship

We are all citizens of two kingdoms. One is the kingdom of this world. Christian citizenship will advance the cause of movements that strengthen the guarantees of order and law, keep separate church and state, keep sacred the institution of marriage, and protect the morals of youth.
The Christian: A Citizen of Two Kingdoms

The Christian: A Citizen of Two Kingdoms

Every person is a subject of two kingdoms — one spiritual, the other earthly. Both the godly and ungodly are citizens of an earthly kingdom or country. However, Lutherans are not always as great a blessing to their country as they should be.
Vocation: Fruit of the Liturgy

Vocation: Fruit of the Liturgy

In Martin Luther’s teaching on the dual existence of the Christian, we observe a connection with the teaching of the two governments or two kingdoms. The Christian does not seek to escape or withdraw from the world as in monasticism, but rather he lives out his calling in the particular place where God has located him.