17: Living A 2k Life with David VanDrunen

How should Christians engage with the culture around us? David VanDrunen offers us his wisdom from his book, Living In God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture. We talk through the Two Kingdoms doctrine and what it means for our cultural engagement efforts today.

Here’s a breakdown of the interview:

3:50-5:56: Intro

6:38-9:11: Systematic Theology and Ethics

10:35-15:02: Two Kingdoms summary

15:10-16:04: Covenant definition

17:30-22:55: Tranformationist vs. Two Kingdoms perspective

24:27-32:12: Does what we do matter?

33:09-43:00: Does racial reconciliation fit in the common or redemptive kingdom?

45:00-47:04: How does the church pursue racial reconciliation?

47:04-50:19: What is the church’s relation to the common kingdom?

51:24-56:12: To what extent can the church get involved in politics?

59:53-1:00:20: Closing thoughts.

Passage of the day:

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” (Matthew 3:1-3, ESV).

Theme music by: David Butler

Mixed by: David Butler

Podcast design by: Jake Cannon

Additional consulting by: Nick Francis

Sponsored by: Crossway, JM Films, Switch Coffee

Special Thanks: David VanDrunen

Jake Cannon