Current Theme | October 2022

A Christian Manifesto for the 21st Century

Christ Over All is a fellowship of pastor-theologians dedicated to helping the church see Christ as Lord and everything else under his feet.

In 1981 Crossway published Francis Schaeffer’s A Christian Manifesto. In his analysis of church and culture, Schaeffer brought a word of prophetic warning to a church threatened by the rising tide of statism, or encroaching government control. Four decades later many of his concerns have been validated, and we will listen to and reflect upon this critical work.

Crossway Publishers is graciously providing a free pdf copy of A Christian Manifesto to readers of Christ Over All for the month of October.

Featured Articles


A Christian Manifesto Revisited

By Brad Green
If Christ is Lord over all of life, then does this include our politics? Discover the enduring legacy that Francis Schaeffer’s A Christian Manifesto has even forty years later in this essay by Brad Green.

Chapter 2: Foundations for Faith and Morality

What defines a human right, and where do they come from? Is there a human right for LGBT justice, reproductive justice, distributive justice, racial justice, and social justice?

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Chapter 1: The Abolition of Truth & Morality

Why does thinking in “bits and pieces” have such a disastrous outcome for Christians? Read about why “true truth” is so necessary to defy humanism.

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Welcome to Christ Over All: A Word of Thanksgiving and a Preview of What’s to Come

Of making many websites there is no end, and much writing is a weariness of the flesh. Ecclesiastes 12:12b (paraphrased). So why another one? This article sums up why Christ Over All exists and highlights some of the articles from our first theme.

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The Podcast

Jesus Christ reigns over all things, and this podcast exists to help people see the reality and ramifications of this truth. We post at least four times a month: Twice, we will read aloud a longform essay from our monthly theme. And twice, we will discuss each essay with its author and another Christian leader. Listen in to live in light of Christ’s Lordship.

Upcoming Themes

In October we consider the extraordinary impact of Francis Schaeffer and we draw out the present pertinence of his Christian Manifesto. In November, we ponder the past 100 years of evangelicalism in order to better decipher and live in the present. Finally, in December we savor the incarnation of Jesus Christ, who is Lord over All.

About Christ Over All

Christ Over All is a ministry that aspires to edify the church with evergreen content that will help the church think in biblical categories and apply Christ’s preeminence to all areas of life. In an age where the internet is often hyper-reactive and hostile, we will take a different path.