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I have long respected the work of Dr. John Cobin in the field of Christian libertarianism. His two books Christian Theology of Public Policy and Bible and Government have influenced my own exposition of Romans 13 and have affected many others in the Christian libertarian movement. You can read LCC author Doug Stuart’s review of Bible and Government here.
I occasionally receive emails from people trying to find his books for sale. Ordering one from Amazon.com or your local bookstore is rarely easy. However, I am very pleased to extend an offer from John Cobin himself to order these two incredible books at his main website. Right now, you can get a copy of Christian Theology of Public Policy (hardback) for $14.99, and a copy of Bible and Government (paperback) for $6.99 – and those prices include shipping to the continental United States. Plus, LCC readers can get a discount on any of his other materials as well.
Cobin’s works I consider nearly essential to a Christian libertarian’s education, as I have stated in various book lists. You can also read some of Cobin’s essays here at LCC in the Christian Theology of Public Policy short course. The article series covers some of the material in the book with less detail. The full book, as you might imagine, is even better.
Christian libertarians do not have quite as vast a literature to draw upon than the general libertarian movement. Add these books to your library and you will not regret it.
Click here to go to John Cobin’s website and order Christian Theology of Public Policy and Bible and Government.
We are only a few short days away from the Christians for Liberty Conference, and we need to take a moment and recognize our stupendous sponsors for their support.
We encourage all participants to make sure and visit their exhibitor tables, talk to their representatives, and thank them for being so generous. These organizations are coming from around the country to see you! Click on their logos below to learn more about these great organizations.
I commend these organizations to you and hope that you learn something new from each of them.
The first-ever Christians for Liberty Conference will be taking place this weekend and registration closes at the end of Tuesday night so that we can plan accordingly for food. Registration is just $30 for adults, $15 for students. The main event is Saturday from 9am to 8pm and includes lunch, dinner, and welcome coffee/pastries. It will be held at St. Edwards University Ragsdale Center in Austin, Texas. Learn more and register here:
We have a stellar lineup of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, check out the full schedule here:
On Friday night, we have a panel discussion (with copious quantities of Blue Bell ice cream) including Pat Dixon, Lauren Daugherty, Jason Rink, and Norman Horn with an activism theme. It will be at the University Avenue Church of Christ campus center, which is on MLK drive across from the Texas History Museum. More details here:
On Sunday afternoon, we will have a very brief devotional service and open discussion (theme: frontiers of research and activism for Christian libertarians), also at the University Avenue Church of Christ. More details here:
There’s not much time left, so get registered today!
We need to be crystal clear about CFL conference registration – registration is not closed for good!
The early registration deadline at a reduced price has passed, but you can still join us at the first-ever Christians for Liberty Conference for just $30 per adult and $15 per student. (Children 16 and under are still free, but we ask that you let us know you are bringing them!)
The sooner you can let us know you are attending, the better prepared we can be with great food, a great space, and great fellowship opportunities for everyone. Ready to sign up? Click here for full details and the registration form.
We look forward to seeing you in Austin on August 2nd (and for our panel and social on August 1st)!
I am pleased to announce that on the night before the Christians for Liberty Conference (August 1, Friday), we will be hosting a panel discussion and ice cream social for all conference attendees – and anyone else who wants to attend! The theme will be “Ask An Austin Activist Anything”, or AAAAA. Yes, really. Join me, CFL speaker Jason Rink, and Patrick Dixon and Lauren Daugherty of the Libertarian Party of Texas for some Q&A about how we view libertarianism and Christian faith, and how we engage our communities. After the panel, we of course encourage everyone to stick around for some great fellowship. Here are the details:
Date/Time: Friday, August 1st, 7 p.m.
Place: University Avenue Church of Christ Campus Center (first floor), 1903 University Avenue, Austin, TX
Directions and Parking: UA Church of Christ is located next to the UT-Austin campus at the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. At that intersection, you can head north on University and see the parking lot to the right as you pass by. Take a right on 20th street and then another right to loop around and enter that parking lot. You can also find street parking and nearby paid lots if the church lot is full. Do not park in the sorority parking lot at 20th and University, you will be towed! The campus center is the building on the north side of the church lot (you can’t miss it). See the following map for additional details.
This event is open to all attendees, but if you can’t make it because you are traveling then don’t fret! Enjoy your trip and be ready for a great conference on Saturday.
Haven’t registered for the Christians for Liberty Conference yet? Click here and register today!