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Join LCI Founder/Chairman Norman Horn, Board members Doug Stuart and Jason Rink, and Executive Director Nick Gausling as each week they explore, debate, and analyze the issues that are directly relevant to the intersection of Christianity and liberty. Always thoughtful, frequently controversial, and never boring (trust us), it is our hope and prayer that The Libertarian Christian Podcast serve as a valuable resource to the Church for years to come.

Special thanks to Matthew Bellis, Katelyn Horn, and Bob Murphy for helping us with the audio. They volunteered their time and talent to help us create a professional-sounding podcast, and we are grateful for their support! It should be noted that their support for the podcast is not to be construed as their endorsement of the ideas and beliefs we talk about on the podcast.

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Ep 35: The Drug War (with Raeford Davis)

Ep 35: The Drug War (with Raeford Davis)

The War on Drugs is one of the most frequently-cited policy issues in modern politics, and it also serves as a clear foil of libertarianism. Whether or not one supports inflicting legislative violence to stop non-violent activity, as happens routinely in the Drug War, is perhaps the most important litmus…

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Ep 34: Mimetic Theory (with David Gornoski)

Ep 34: Mimetic Theory (with David Gornoski)

Sociology, psychology and anthropology can bring us many important insights into our theology, and 20th century scholar René Girard is a testament to that fact. Diving deep into the root causes of sin and social conflict, Girard helps us to see that much of human strife occurs because of our…

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Ep 33: Theonomy And Christian Reconstructionism With CJay Engel

Ep 33: Theonomy and Christian Reconstructionism with CJay Engel

The subject of theonomy (rule by the Old Testament law) and Christian Reconstructionism (rebuilding society with the Old Testament as a blueprint) is sometimes raised in discussions of Christian political theology, particularly from those in the Reformed tradition. Most Reformed Christians would not identify as theonomists, yet interestingly, many who…

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Ep 31: September 11 (with Ron Paul, Et Al)

Ep 31: September 11 (with Ron Paul, et al)

Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Over the last couple of months, we've interviewed three leading foreign policy experts about what has transpired in U.S. foreign policy since that fateful day, what lessons were learned (or not learned), current issues in U.S. foreign policy, and the…

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Ep 30: How To Reach Christians With The Liberty Message

Ep 30: How to Reach Christians with the Liberty Message

In July, Doug Stuart and Nick Gausling attended the Young Americans for Liberty 2017 National Convention on behalf of LCI. This episode is our talk from the LCI breakout session, plus some additional Q&A recorded at the LCI booth. We cover some key points in how to engage and reach…

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Ep 29: Would Society Work Without The State? With Bob Murphy

Ep 29: Would Society Work Without the State? with Bob Murphy

Nearly every libertarian has heard the classic objection, “But who would build the roads?” This question is so common that it has become a point of ridicule by libertarians to mock weak arguments for why libertarianism supposedly can't work in practice (as if the state's nearly-endless track record of failures…

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Ep 28: American Idol (Annotated CFL Talk #3)

Ep 28: American Idol (Annotated CFL Talk #3)

As part of our summer lineup, we're revisiting several of the most popular and informative talks given at Christians for Liberty conferences in previous years. Though instead of just reposting those talks, we've filled them with some extensive supplemental commentary, so even listeners who have heard the original talks with…

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Ep 27: Cross Vision With Greg Boyd

Ep 27: Cross Vision with Greg Boyd

Theologians have struggled for almost the entire history of the Church to analyze and explain the violence attributed to God in the Bible, particularly the Old Testament. As libertarian Christians, this issue is often raised regarding the compatibility of libertarianism and Christianity. Some ancient theologians resolved the conundrum using allegorical…

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Ep 26: Biblical Foundations Of Christian Libertarianism (CFL Annotated Talk #2)

Ep 26: Biblical Foundations of Christian Libertarianism (CFL Annotated Talk #2)

As part of our summer lineup, we're revisiting several of the most popular and informative talks given at Christians for Liberty conferences in previous years. Though instead of just reposting those talks, we've filled them with some extensive supplemental commentary, so even listeners who have heard the original talks with get all new material. This…

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Ep 25: Jesus, The Bible, & Politics With Brian Zahnd

Ep 25: Jesus, the Bible, & Politics with Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd is a pastor from Saint Joseph, Missouri, whose own thought journey mirrors that of many libertarian Christians: away from neoconservatism and nationalism, and towards skepticism of empire and the pursuit of peace. Though he doesn't self-identify as a libertarian and we have some differences, Zahnd's work does have…

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Ep 24: Gospel Against Empire (CFL Annotated Talk #1)

Ep 24: Gospel Against Empire (CFL Annotated Talk #1)

As part of our summer lineup, we're revisiting several of the most popular and informative talks given at Christians for Liberty conferences in previous years. Though instead of just reposting those talks, we've filled them with some extensive supplemental commentary, so even listeners who have heard the original talks with…

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Ep 23: Christianity & LGBTQ With Preston Sprinkle

Ep 23: Christianity & LGBTQ with Preston Sprinkle

One of the most common questions asked to libertarian Christians is what we think about LGBTQ, gay marriage, and other related issues. Libertarian political philosophy only addresses the matter up to the point of state involvement: because these things constitute voluntary actions, they should not be regulated by law. In…

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Ep 22: C.S. Lewis On Natural Law With David Theroux

Ep 22: C.S. Lewis on Natural Law with David Theroux

C.S. Lewis is undoubtedly one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the past 100 years, and despite his death being more than a half century ago, his work contains many insights which apply to contemporary trends in philosophy, politics and society just as much as they did in his…

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Ep 21: Romans 13 And Early Christian Theology Of The State

Ep 21: Romans 13 and Early Christian Theology of the State

It's Independence Day once again, when hundreds of millions of Americans will celebrate a history most of them know very little about. One of the high holy days of what has become American civic religion, it's very probable that the Founding Fathers would greatly lament what it has become. However,…

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Ep 20: Religious Freedom And The Marriage Wars With Stephanie Slade

Ep 20: Religious Freedom and the Marriage Wars with Stephanie Slade

One of the most common issues raised by non-libertarian Christians about libertarian thought is marriage licensing. Because the family unit is essential to social order, the argument goes, Christians should allegedly support state regulation of what constitutes 'marriage' and who is allowed to 'marry.' But state power is a sharp…

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Ep 19: Capital Punishment In Christian Ethics With Shane Claiborne

Ep 19: Capital Punishment in Christian Ethics with Shane Claiborne

Today we are joined by Shane Claiborne, an internationally-recognized author, speaker, and activist, and perhaps the leading western Christian voice for the New Monastic movement. While Shane does not identify as a libertarian, there are many aspects of his thinking which overlap with libertarianism. In this episode, we discuss capital…

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Ep 18: Debate: Keith Giles V. Mark Van Steenwyk On Two Kingdoms

Ep 18: Debate: Keith Giles v. Mark van Steenwyk on Two Kingdoms

In our first ever debate on the Libertarian Christian Podcast, author Keith Giles returns to debate author/activist Mark van Steenwyk on Two Kingdoms theology and Christian involvement in formal politics. As he explained in our earlier interview, Giles holds that formal politics is not a proper task of the Christian…

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Ep 17: Education & Apprenticeship With Isaac Morehouse

Ep 17: Education & Apprenticeship with Isaac Morehouse

Isaac Morehouse is longtime contributor to and friend of the Libertarian Christian Institute, and today he joins us to discuss his organization, Praxis. As its very Misean name suggests, Praxis is about action; specifically, it's about helping people to gain practical experience and skills which matter in real world business…

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