Julie Ingersoll: Wrong on Cameron

In her latest argument free column, Julie Ingersoll tells us that Kirk Cameron is “…increasingly connected to Christian Reconstruction and dominion theology.” She says this due to guilt by association and Cameron’s apparent embrace of postmillenialism. If she is going to assert that postmillenialism equals Reconstruction, then the list of Reconstructionists would grow large and stretch back through time. But she doesn’t tell us how he two positions, one which is eschatological, the other which is largely legal, are one in the same. She just connects some dots, asserts some things and assumes that it is all bad and scary. Par for the course.

Reconstructionism as a movement is largely dead, having passed from the scene with the death of Bahnsen and Rushdoony. Ideas connected to Reconstruction are still alive here and there, and are largely related to Christendom and an embrace of the entire Bible. But you would think that it is 1992 if you read Ingersoll. And even then, the percentage of Christians who embraced it (sadly) was never more than a few thousand.

Ingersoll never explains why her worldview is correct, she simply assumes that we agree with her. She is preaching to the choir, not engaging in argument.

4 thoughts on “Julie Ingersoll: Wrong on Cameron”

  1. The other funny thing about her surface connections is that just because Cameron is talking to people like David Barton doesn’t mean that he’s a postmil now. In Fundamentalism and American Culture, George Marsden noted that at the same time as premillenialism was becoming widespread among fundamentalists, so was the rise in what he calls “super-patriotism” as the US was fighting Germany (the first home of higher biblical criticism, and also where Social Darwinist master race theories were cited) in WWI.

    So premil eschatology and restoring America to its roots are not mutually exclusive. Even if there might be some intellectual/theological contradictions, I think that those are views that a lot of people hold at the same time.

    1. I love Marsden’s book Scott. I agree that she doesn’t prove that Cameron is post mil, although I hear that he probably is. Nevertheless, she should prove it.

      1. Cameron becoming postmil would be quite a story, and one that I would love to read. I would have to think that would be a pretty major breakthrough for postmillenialism, wouldn’t it?

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