Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

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Classic Marxism

The United States is in the midst of a cultural war that has been building for decades. It is a war of worldviews: a Judeo-Christian one on which Western civilization is built versus a Marxist worldview that seeks to transform America. In Cultural Marxism, Western civilization must be destroyed because it is evil. The roots [&hellip

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Culture War

The United States is in the midst of a cultural war that has been building for decades. It is a war of worldviews: a Judeo-Christian one on which Western civilization is built versus a Marxist worldview that seeks to transform America. This next series of blogs will address the origin of this conflict and what [&hellip

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Involvement in the Kingdom of the Left Hand

Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State). As Christians get involved in Left Hand Kingdom, the State, there are specific actions to take. First, be informed. The world revolves around ideas, [&hellip

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Resources for the Kingdom of the Left Hand

Because America is moving in a post-Christian direction that is hostile to religious liberty, many organizations have arisen to help Christians in the kingdom of the Left Hand, the state. One is Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). It was founded in 1994 to fund cases, train lawyers, and argue for religious freedom. Since its inception, ADF [&hellip

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The Impact of Christians in Kingdom of the Left Hand

The last blog stressed the need to be aware of the past, present, and future. Instead of being a chronological narcissist, who is only concerned with self in the here and now, it is essential to know the past, be cognizant of present issues, and be prepared for future trends. In order to know more [&hellip

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Don’t be a Chronological Narcissist

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the most handsome man in the world. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, he never fell in love with anyone until one day when he saw his own reflection and fell in love with himself. Unwilling to turn his gaze away from himself, Narcissus eventually died of dehydration and starvation. [&hellip

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Calls to involvement in the Left-Hand Kingdom

As we examine the kingdoms of the left hand (state) and the right hand (church), there are Christians today calling believers to be involved in their society rather than withdrawing from it. As we saw in the last post, God has done this in the past. Christians are to be informed and involved citizens, seeking [&hellip

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Christian duties in the Left Hand Kingdom

Christians exist simultaneously in two kingdoms: the Church and the State. The Church is a spiritual kingdom and the State is an earthly one.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  In the Bible, God commands His followers to obey three basic duties as members [&hellip

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Characteristics of the Left Hand Kingdom

Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  Here are three characteristics of the left hand kingdom. First, the state is established by God. Daniel 2:21 says, “He (God) changes times and [&hellip

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Differences in the Two Kingdoms

Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  There are four distinct differences between the two.  First, the kingdom of the right hand has an eternal focus, preaching Law and Gospel [&hellip

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