Personal Responsibility Archive

Book Review: “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates,” by Matthew J. Trewhella

The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates is a very quick read, but an exceptionally potent book for our day. In this book, Trewhella explains a long-forgotten principle, once very important to maintaining freedom in the face of an overreaching civil government, called the doctrine of the lesser magistrate: The lesser magistrate doctrine declares that when

1 Timothy 2:1-2: Bibb County Prays

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Tim. 2:1-2) Based on this verse, Joshua Lambert has put together a

Psalm 1 and Bibb County, Part 3: The Rule of Righteousness

Recently, we have been going through a study on Psalm 1 and its meaning for Bibb county. In the first paper, we looked at what this Psalm said about God; in the second, we looked at our duties as men and women. In this third paper, we will look at what this passage says about

Night & Day

I’m thankful that God gave us both night and day. In them, He presented a metaphor that is quite lovely when you take a few steps back and really think about it. We all love the day, but as He has willed it, there is a time for both. Day soon ends, and the night

Psalm 1 and Bibb County, Part 2: Man’s Duties

In this series of papers, we are looking at Psalm 1 as it applies to Bibb county. The first paper was a brief look at what this Psalm tells us about God; in this paper, we will look briefly at some things it says about man. In verse 1, we read that the man is

Christian Work Culture

If Christians ever expect to make a dent in the reformation of culture and our nation, we’ve got to take our worldview, and apply it practically at every level of society in which we interact. The first of these levels is our personal life, the second level is our marriages and families. The third level

Salvation and Local Crime

Very recently, an associate of mine was pulled over while driving at night, here in Bibb County. He was informed by the officer that his tag-light was out, and also one of his tail-lights. My friend told me that they didn’t give him a ticket or even a paper warning, but just a verbal directive