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Happy Birthday LCC!

It came and went without much ado, but lo and behold – is now  one year old! Yes indeed, there have been over 200 posts since that first fateful day, and the website has grown beyond my wildest expectations. Have you been blessed in some way by Please leave a comment and let your friends here know how you’ve benefitted from your interactions here at LCC. And make sure to keep watching over the next few days, because lots of cool things will be happening. (There are rumors of an official “contest”…)

There are so many things to be thankful for over the past year, here are some metrics representing the growth of the past year…

  • Over 30,000 unique visitors
  • Over 200,000 pageviews
  • 185 Gigabytes of bandwidth
  • Almost 300 daily subscribers!

And you may be wondering, what are they all looking at? Here are the Top 20 Posts of 2009 by number of pageviews:

  1. 40 Reasons to Ban Guns
  2. Simple Arguments Against the Iraq War
  3. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #1: Lost Productivity
  4. Josephus on the Origin of the State
  5. Podcast on Private Security with Gil Guillory
  6. Amusing Ourselves to Death
  7. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #2: Newspeak
  8. Top 10 Books for Christian Libertarians – Christmas 2008 Edition
  9. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #8: Living in Fear
  10. Podcast: Christianity and War Part 1
  11. Perspectives on Religion and Capitalism
  12. The Fall of Bureaucrash
  13. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #6: Withholding Taxes
  14. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #9: Taxation is Theft
  15. Was J.R.R. Tolkien a Libertarian?
  16. The Libertarian Theology of Freedom
  17. Christian Libertarian vs. Libertarian Christian – Is there a difference?
  18. 10 Things I Hate About Taxes #5: Your Tax Dollars at Work
  19. On Rand and Altruism: A Defense of Christian Self-Interest
  20. New Testament Theology of the State, Part 1

To me, these data are astounding. Clearly, the interest of Christians in ideas on liberty is growing by leaps and bounds, and LCC has come to the forefront as a great place to learn about how liberty and faith work together.

You know what? I expect Year Two will be even bigger and better! I hope you’ll stick around and become part of this small but growing community.

The fight for liberty is generational, and we need to prepare ourselves for the long haul. I hope you will continue to come back again and again to LCC to learn, to grow, and to be encouraged. Again, please leave a comment below and tell your friends about what it means to you to be both libertarian and Christian.