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The Christian libertarian movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 6 years, and LibertarianChristians.com has been at the forefront of that growth. Even so, all of us Christians libertarians still encounter difficulties organizing and networking to help spread liberty ideas with our fellow Christians. Social networks, such as the Christian libertarian Facebook group, have had some success in bringing Christian libertarians together online, but it is time for us to take the next step forward.
Therefore, I am proud to announce that the first annual Christians for Liberty Conference will be held in early August 2014 in Austin, Texas! We have secured the necessary funding to begin preparations and are now recruiting speakers. The venue reservations are on the way as well. Through this conference, we will fellowship, learn from each other, and equip ourselves to build a freer society with some of the greatest ideas the world has ever seen.
Now I need your help! I have been repeatedly requested over the past three years to host a conference, and I am trusting that you will help make this a reality. The first step for you is very simple: Will you fill out a quick survey about the conference? Your response will help us nail down a final date and estimate how many people will attend. We also are interested in who you would want to see speak at the conference. Plus, we would love to email you specific updates about the event (and nothing more) when they become available.
Right now, we are planning on either August 1-3 or August 8-10, 2014. So mark your calendar and get ready! This survey will be open for no more than ten days, so please help us out by clicking here to take the survey as soon as you can. In fact, please take the survey even if you are not 100% sure about your availability but still want to attend. The more information we have, the better.
You may be wondering about the cost of the conference, but let me assure you that registration fees will be eminently affordable and will primarily help cover food and venue costs. College students will also have scholarship opportunities available to them. Just focus on getting to Austin and prepping for a great weekend of learning.
I hope that you are as excited as I am about this conference and the future of the Christian libertarian movement. This promises to be a new beginning for all of us as we seek to engage the church and the broader world with big ideas and loving hearts. I look forward to seeing you in Austin this August!
What? You’re at the end of this blog post and you haven’t clicked the survey link yet? Well then, click here and take the survey now!
Tonight (Sunday, March 9, 2014) at 6 pm CST I will be doing an “Ask Me Anything” session on the Anarcho-Capitalism Reddit board (or “Sub-Reddit” for regular users). I will be fielding questions regarding Christianity and libertarianism / anarcho-capitalism to the best of my ability for about 2 hours with an additional hour if I need to catch up on questions I miss.
While I do intend to answer as many questions as possible regarding libertarian thought in general, I will give special priority to those questions with theological flare. Also admissible: questions about my work against the TSA, and the viral Netflix chat from last fall (which made a big splash on Reddit).
Hopefully, a good time will be had by all, so I’ll see you there!
UPDATE: Link to the Reddit thread.
We have recently noticed that Feedburner – the website through which we publish our RSS feed and email subscriptions – has been acting up and no longer is sending emails to subscribers. As a result, no email was sent to subscribers for the previous three posts: Spot the Theological Problem, Is Wealth a Sin, and God’s Own Party. Please forgive us for the inconvenience.
Feedburner is a Google product that currently receives very little support, and the popular consensus is that, like Google Reader, Feedburner will be shut down eventually. We are investigating what options we have to switch over to a new system. We will try to make the switch as seamless as possible, but expect that email subscribers will be most affected by the change. Thank you for your patience through this transition.
If you have been an RSS subscriber via Google Reader and have not known what to do now that Reader is shut down, I recommend you try out Feedly.com as an alternative. I have found it to be an excellent RSS aggregator and fun to use. You can also create an email subscription for yourself through If-This-Then-That (IFTTT), which is a useful service on its own.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding new subscription options as we expand the reach of LCC’s great content.
Finally, if you are an RSS guru and want to help us out, please drop us a line at LCC’s Contact Page.
I will be on the “Live and Let Live” Radio Show this Sunday night, December 8, 2013, from 9pm to 10pm CST. I will be speaking with host Gary Johnson (no, not the former presidential candidate, but the TEXAS Gary Johnson) about government, marriage, and the Patrick Henry College debate, as well as other Christian libertarian topics.
The program is live on the Logos Radio Network, also known as the Rule of Law Radio Network. It can be heard live on http://www.LogosRadioNetwork.com and on affiliate stations, including 90.1 FM in Austin, Texas. The episode will be archived on http://archive.LogosRadioNetwork.com/category/live-and-let-live/.
You can even call in to ask a question at 512-646-1984.
Tune in and hang out with us on Sunday night!