Nick Gausling is Executive Director of the Libertarian Christian Institute. He has previously been a business executive, a consultant, and (regrettably) served in political party leadership. He is a serial entrepreneur and has co-founded several businesses in various fields involving finance, perishable goods wholesale/distribution, and transportation (among other things).
Nick became a Christian around the time he was a college freshman; he shifted from neoconservatism to libertarianism several years later. He is passionate about liberty chiefly because statism opposes the lordship of Christ. He believes that not only is institutionalized violence contrary to Christian ethics, but also that state power diminishes the influence of churches, families, and other voluntary associations which are necessary for authentic community and human flourishing to the glory of God.
Nick holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Christian and Classical Studies. His primary intellectual interests include theology, history, economics, philosophy and classical literature.
Favorite figures of the liberty movement
Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Roger Williams
The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet
Democracy: the God that Failed by Hans Herman Hoppe
For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard
Kingdom Conspiracy by Scot McKnight
The Early Christians In Their Own Words by Eberhard Arnold
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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