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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.

Episodes

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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Ep 16: Immigration With Art Carden

Ep 16: Immigration with Art Carden

On today's episode, we are joined by libertarian Christian economist Art Carden to tackle one of the most pressing and divisive issues in contemporary American politics: immigration. President Trump's stance on this issue was one of the key factors that propelled his victory in last November's election, but since then…

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Ep 15: The Life Of Faith With Peter Enns

Ep 15: The Life of Faith with Peter Enns

On this episode, the always insightful (and frequently controversial) biblical scholar Dr. Peter Enns joins the show to talk to us about the journey of faith, trusting God, how to disagree with other Christians, pitfalls in biblical interpretation, and much more. Those familiar with Enns' work typically have a strong…

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Ep 14: Pope Francis Attacks Libertarianism; Jeffrey Tucker Responds

Ep 14: Pope Francis Attacks Libertarianism; Jeffrey Tucker Responds

Several weeks ago, Pope Francis escalated his political and economic rhetoric with a direct attack on libertarianism. Jeffrey Tucker, one of the liberty movement's most influential thought leaders and himself a Roman Catholic, was told by his publisher that it seems as if the Pope's comments were aimed at his…

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Ep 13: Round Table Discussion

Ep 13: Round Table Discussion

In this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, Norman, Doug and Nick venture into the metaphorical woods with a discussion of things we've been thinking about lately relevant to faith and freedom. We start off with aritificial intelligence and robotics, jump over to Russiaphobia and the New McCarthyism, round the…

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Ep 12: The Great Books With Jason Jewell

Ep 12: The Great Books with Jason Jewell

It's obvious that throughout history, books have been one of the primary methods for communicating ideas. However, certain books stand out above the rest in terms of their perennial relevance and impact across hundreds or even thousands of years; these have come to be known as the Great Books. In…

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Ep 11: For God Or Country

Ep 11: For God or Country

God & Country: for generations, it has been the refrain of 'respectable' Christianity for many Americans, but is it really a Christian concept? What about the majority of the world's Christians who live outside the United States, many of them under oppressive regimes? What about the earliest Christians living under…

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Ep 10: Jesus Untangled With Keith Giles

Ep 10: Jesus Untangled with Keith Giles

In this week's episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, we are joined by author and pastor Keith Giles, whose new book Jesus Untangled is making waves with its thesis that the Church must separate itself from the state. Doug and Nick discuss with Giles how he reached his conclusions and…

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Ep 9: Proclaiming Liberty To The Captives: Spiritual & Political

Ep 9: Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives: Spiritual & Political

In last week's episode, Nick and Doug interviewed communications expert Robin Koerner on how to effectively reach people with the libertarian message. In this episode — recorded independently of the previous interview — Norman and Jason discuss their take on the subject, including a corollary issue which is sometimes raised…

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Ep 8: Liberty Strategies With Robin Koerner

Ep 8: Liberty Strategies with Robin Koerner

We libertarians tend to be a philosophical bunch, and many of us can spend countless hours arguing over the finer points of economics, or trying to explain how Rothbardian political economy applies to environmental issues. But the reality is that the vast majority of the population does not reach political…

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Ep 7: Spiritual Warfare

Ep 7: Spiritual Warfare

As Christians, we understand that the evils we see in the world are really just manifestations of the deeper spiritual struggle between the Kingdom of God and the the kingdom of darkness. As libertarians, we also know that in the aggregate, nobody causes more evil and mayhem in the world…

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Ep 6: Libertarian Christian Q&R

Ep 6: Libertarian Christian Q&R

On this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, we respond to questions from you: the listener. Does a Christian's view of libertarianism differ from that of a secular libertarian, or from the philosophy of Ayn Rand? What should we think about ever-recurring issues such as abortion and gay marriage? And how…

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Ep 5: Christians And Voting

Ep 5: Christians and Voting

On this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, we dive into yet another contentious topic. Libertarians (particularly of the anarchist variety) are very much divided on the issue of whether or not it is ethically acceptable to vote in government elections, while the resounding consensus amongst Christians seems to be…

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Ep 4: Libertarian Christians And The Academy

Ep 4: Libertarian Christians and the Academy

On today's episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, we welcome our first guest: Dr. Jamin Hübner. Jamin is a professional theologian from South Dakota, where he currently serves as founding Chair of Christian Studies at John Witherspoon College. No stranger to controversy, he is quickly becoming one of the leading…

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Ep 3: Pacifism And Self-Defense In Christian Ethics

Ep 3: Pacifism and Self-Defense in Christian Ethics

Welcome to the third episode of The Libertarian Christian Podcast. Today, we explore another volatile topic: violence, self-defense, and pacifism. The overwhelming majority of both Christians (at least in the West) and libertarians are not pacifists, and would at minimum favor a right of retaliatory or defensive force against aggressors.…

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Ep 2: Anarchism And Minarchism In Christian Thought

Ep 2: Anarchism and minarchism in Christian thought

Welcome to the second episode of The Libertarian Christian Podcast, and the first episode in which we'll start to dive into some serious analysis. The mainline marketing gurus advise to ease into things without rocking the boat, so we thought it would be good to jump in with a non-controversial…

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