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It has been a while since we posted a video from the Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference, but that is primarily because my videographer is… well, let’s just say he has taken a great amount of liberty with the deadlines! :-) Really, editing is a big job, and I truly appreciate Jason Rink taking the time to do it for us.
Today’s excellent talk comes from Mike Maharrey, Communications Director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Mike takes us through American history and his personal history to suggest why it is important for the Christian to stand up for liberty in the modern age. The stories he tells are exiting and emotionally moving, and you cannot miss his passion for freedom.
Please share on your favorite social network, and get ready for the announcement about our 2015 conference very soon!
Today, I am very proud to announce our Christians for Liberty small groups program!
Being a Christian libertarian can be really hard sometimes. Rarely will you find a church with lots of people that share those particular views, and online interactions can only go so far for good fellowship. So, LibertarianChristians.com is rolling out a small group program to help connect Christian libertarians all across the USA, and we want you to get involved. We know there are numerous Christian libertarians out there, but we just don’t know where we all are. Our goal is to help connect you with other Christian libertarians in your area so that you can build up yourselves and the community around you with liberty ideas from a Christian perspective.
We have pilot-tested a small group in Austin, Texas for a few months now, and I can tell you truly that it has been a fantastic experience for all involved. It really is surprising what can happen when you bring fellow Christians, many of whom have very different backgrounds, together to talk about our commonality in Christ and our love of liberty.
Look below for our current list of small groups, and join via their social media links. The leaders communicate their events through these channels, so don’t delay and sign up today!
We also have groups in Pennsylvania, and San Antonio, TX that are almost ready to roll as well. You’ll hear more about them in the near future.
No group in your area? Then let us help you start your own! Contact us here, note that you want to start a small group, and we will get in touch with you shortly.
Finally, the permanent page for the small groups program can be found here, and it will always contain the most up-to-date info about what groups are available.
I am happy to announce that LibertarianChristians.com will be hosting a breakout session at the International Students for Liberty Conference next weekend. Come meet me, Jason Rink, Doug Stuart, and Chris Wolske as we talk about the challenges Christian libertarians face and propose bold ideas for the future of liberty and the Christian church.
Our session begins on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. (Washington 6 room), and is entitled Christian Libertarian Solutions to Common 21st Century Problems. From the program booklet description:
Christian libertarians face the dual challenge of being Christian in a largely secular libertarian world and of explaining libertarian perspectives in Christian communities. Yet Christian and libertarian beliefs are indeed complimentary and offer solutions to today’s problems. Come learn how to explain this synergy and grow our community.
Besides addressing these “big picture” ideas, we will also be introducing our upcoming program to connect Christian libertarians together through small group meetups. We hope that all Christian students attending will come visit us and learn more about what it means to be a Christian libertarian in the modern world.
This is just the first of many behind the scenes things happening at LCC, so stay tuned as we update you on all the great stuff we have in store for you in 2015!
One of the most historically popular (and interesting, in my opinion) articles on LCC has been my New Testament Theology of the State (in two parts, see part 2 here). The two-part article addresses some difficult passages from the gospels as well as Romans 13, and they tend to get significant attention since the interpretation presented is rather different from the mainstream and yet help the passages make better sense within the grander biblical context.
A few weeks ago, I received an email from the very active Instituto Ludwig von Mises Brazil asking if I would like to see these articles translated into Portuguese. I responded with an emphatic “Yes!” and they are now publicly available. So, if you have some Portuguese-speaking friends or relatives, perhaps they will find these to be interesting reads…
From what I have heard from my Brazilian contacts, the articles are already sparking some significant conversation on their website and social media pages – with over 2000 likes and well over 4000 page views in barely 2 days! If anything, this shows that people all across the world are eager for Christian libertarian ideas.