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Celebrate the 200th Episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast!

Can you believe it? The Libertarian Christian Podcast has reached the incredible mark of 200 episodes! We are so thankful …

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Weekend Insights – RIP Walter Williams and more

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Christian Worldview

“Give Us a King”

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Weekend Insights – Think For Yourself and more

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Christian Worldview

The Seen and Unseen Kingdoms

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

In this entry, Lipscomb continues his thesis that ordinances of God are not all intended to be carried out by his set-apart people, the Church, using the examples of heaven and hell.

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Weekend Insights – Weird Science and much more

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Christian Worldview

Are States the Ministers of God?

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

A common objection to the idea that the state is founded in rebellion against God is the language of the Bible describing various kings and leaders as “God’s servants” or “ministers”. Romans 13 can be included as one of these texts. But do such verses justify their actions?

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Weekend Insights – The First Stone and much more

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Christian Worldview

Does Romans 13 Justify Nero, Pharoah, or Nimrod?

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

Lipscomb approaches the issue with a new tact this time around, and brings up Romans 13 in the process. He suggests that if Romans 13 is the justifying scripture for allowing Christians to participate in bloodshed, then “Nimrod and Abraham, Pharaoh and Moses, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar, Paul and Nero, stand precisely upon the same footing as approved and accepted subjects [of God].” Of course, he says this is illogical, and we must reject the former premise.

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News

Weekend Insights – Post-Election Conversations

First, a few noteworthy items and then some insights from a conversation I recently had… Show I’m watching: The Mandalorian …

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Christian Worldview

David Lipscomb Against Union Conscription

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Christian Worldview

David Lipscomb Against Confederate Conscription Acts

This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

Notable in this piece is the way in which Lipscomb and his co-authors argue for their firm non-violent stance. They are to “submit quietly” to the government save where submission would require violation of God’s law. Their view, of course, is that joining an army to kill would be a violation of God’s law. Would only Christians today see the wisdom in such a firm belief?

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News

Weekend Insights – Why Read?

I’m wanting to get back to posting about news and views that I’ve read and pondered over the week. I …

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Christian Worldview

The Spirit of the Church and of the World-Powers

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

Having stridently argued for the position that the kingdoms of the world are not of God through both Old and New Testaments, Lipscomb now seeks to differentiate the particular spirit of the Church versus the world-powers.

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Christian Worldview

Babylon: The Archetype of the State

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

We wish to call attention to the biblical use of the term Babylon. It is given in Scripture as the name of the first, and in many respects, the head of the world-governments. It is derived from Babel, and means confusion. In the early days of the human family, and even to the present time, among the ruder nations of the world, all names are significant. This is especially so of the Bible names. Adam, means of earth, hence, he that was made of earth was called Adam. So of Babylon, it means confusion, strife; therefore, that which especially introduced confusion and strife into the world, was termed Babylon.

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Culture

For Love of Neighbor

Via our dear friend Jacqueline Isaac, I have recently been made aware of a new documentary produced by American Enterprise …

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Christian Worldview

John’s Revelation and World-Powers

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

Lipscomb now addresses the symbols in Revelation in greater detail, ultimately to level a scathing indictment of the 19th-century church. Some protestants interpret the “mother of harlots” as the medieval era Roman Catholic Church (Constantine and beyond). Fine, Lipscomb says, but who are the daughters of this harlot? Are they not the protestant churches?

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Christian Worldview

God’s Kingdom and the World’s Kingdoms are Separate

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Christian Worldview

Jesus’ Temptations and World-Powers

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Christian Worldview

The Church of God Among the Nations

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Christian Worldview

The Old Testament Kings and God’s Justice

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

In our investigations we have found that God, at all times, kept a wide gulf of separation between his Jewish kingdom and subjects, and the world-institutions by which they were surrounded. No alliances—no af­filiations—no courtesies as equals with the man-governments or their subjects, were never engaged in without receiving a signal mark of God’s displeasure.

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Christian Worldview

Biblical Origins of Human Government

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Announcements

Let’s Play Some Games

A quick announcement for today: Doug and I will be on the Gamertarians Twitch stream tonight at 8pm CST for …

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Christian Worldview

God’s Provisions of Authority

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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Christian Worldview

The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article begins a new series of weekly posts authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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