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25 Jan 16

LCI at ISFLC 2016

I am pleased to announce that the Libertarian Christian Institute will be hosting a breakout session at the International Students For Liberty Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C. next month. The conference is at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel and convention center on…

05 Feb 16

If You Did Vote, Don’t Complain

Sometimes people say, “If you didn’t vote, don’t complain.”  Nonsense.  Everyone can complain.  Complaining about pompous politicians and oppressive regulations doesn’t require participation in popularity lotteries.  In fact, if one were to stipulate who has less reason to complain, it would be those…

26 Jan 16

John Oliver Swings and Misses at Injustice

John Oliver’s HBO program “Last Week Tonight” has certainly made a name for itself the last couple of years, exposing the inconvenient truth with respect to a wide variety of issues –from America’s frightening infrastructure problems to the corrupt Miss America Pageant. Oliver often makes some great points and does the public a great service – in a very humorous manner of course. Recently, however, in exposing the practices of unscrupulous televangelists, he swung hard and missed – quite badly.

22 Jan 16

Real Heroes

Check out Lawrence Reed's keynote presentation at the Christians For Liberty 2015 Conference, and hear inspiring stories of courage and character of Christians who fought for liberty and human dignity. Mr. Reed is the President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE),…

20 Jan 16

Conservatism, liberalism, or non-aggression?

There is a distant friend of mine who is a conservative, political activist who regularly insults and belittles ideological opponents on Facebook. A few weeks ago in one of his many cyber-arguments he quipped, “I am a social conservative and a Republican because of my faith in Christ.” A few days later, my wife and I were entering one of our favorite restaurants. Out front was an older, economy car with both 2008 and 2012 Obama/Biden bumper stickers and another sticker declaring, “I am a Democrat because of my faith.” Beside the statement was a cross.

19 Jan 16

Religious Purity Tests Not Working So Well For Christian Conservatives

Erick Erickson just doesn't know which Jesus that Jerry Falwell, Jr. is worshiping. Over at Ted Cruz's new campaign site, I mean, Erick Erickson's new website, The Resurgent, Erickson expressed his concern that Falwell just hasn't thought through how to reconcile his…

16 Jan 16

Christians and Guns: A Libertarian Christian Perspective

After some controversial remarks made by Liberty University's Jerry Falwell, Jr. during a chapel service last month, John Piper was compelled to respond with an article asking if Christians should be encouraged to arm themselves. Falwell encouraged students to get gun permits…

31 Dec 15

Beer in the New Year

New Years celebrations around the world will be accompanied by alcohol, as it is since celebrating things began. Alcohol consumption can be a contentious issue among Christians, and for varying reasons. I personally grew up in a dry household that attended a conservative…

25 Dec 15

The Prince of Peace, or the God of War?

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6…

24 Dec 15

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

I recently discovered a lovely poem by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow called "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" that struck me with it's text focused upon peace brought forth by God through the giving of his son. I heard the bells on…

16 Dec 15

Getting to the Root of ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Response to Russell Moore's "Why Christians Must Speak Out Against Donald Trump's Muslim Remarks". The least courageous act in American politics right now has got to be denouncing Donald Trump. Who hasn't taken their turn explaining why Trump is supposed to…

02 Dec 15

Land of Promise

What would a country founded by Christians on libertarian principles look like? James Wesley Rawles endeavors to provide an answer to this question in his latest work, Land of Promise. I received an advance copy of the book in exchange for a…