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All Articles by Doug Douma

Theology

On Rand and Altruism: A Defense of Christian Self-Interest

Ayn Rand, the founder and sole source of the philosophy called Objectivism, taught an ethical system based on the principle of “rational self-interest” – defined as aiming at the fulfillment of one’s own highest values.

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Theology

Christian Views on Voting: Why Vote at All?

Today we begin a new series of posts considering views on voting from different Christian perspectives. We hope you’ll think …

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Theology

The Proper Origin of Rights

Libertarianism is founded on the belief that individuals have universal rights – specifically rights to life, liberty, and the possession of property. Despite fairly widespread recognition of these rights, their universal defense (that is, an explanation of why these rights apply at all times and in all places) can often be difficult to articulate. Three predominant sub-groups within libertarianism attempt such a defense, each with a unique approach.

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Libertarianism

Are there any notable Christian libertarian scholars?

At the Christian libertarian FAQ page, J. asks: Are there any notable 20th century Christian libertarian scholars or philosophers? After …

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News

Don’t be duped by this dope, errr, Pope.

According to Pope Benedict, “The economy cannot be measured by the maximum profit but by the common good.” I’m still …

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Christian Worldview

Children’s Rights – A Libertarian Dilemma with a Christian Answer

Note: This is a provocative piece that had a lot of back-and-forth email conversation before publication here. It is an …

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Book Reviews

“The Ethics of Martin Luther” Book Review

Book review of The Ethics of Martin Luther by Paul Althaus, translated by Robert C. Schultz. Augsberg Fortress Press, 1972. …

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Politics

Federal Government will bring sight to the blind

Reportedly heard in the House of Representatives, supported by many, surprising none. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of …

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Libertarianism

Meet Doug Douma

Norman’s Note: Today I’d like to introduce you to the next writer to join the LCC team, Doug Douma! I …

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