Ruth Ryder

Ruth Ryder is Assistant Editor of the Christian Libertarian Review. She is currently pursuing an accelerated BSN and hopes to work in obstetrics or pediatrics. Ruth is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BA, History), as well as Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MA, Intercultural Studies) and the University of Notre Dame (MTS, History of Christianity). She has previously published with The Libertarian Christian Institute, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Federalist, and the academic journals Worship and the Christian Libertarian Review. She lives in northwest Indiana with her husband and their daughter. Besides being a career student, her favorite pastime is powerlifting.

Violence Will Not Save Us

As I have previously written, the early Christian virtue of patience (and therefore non-violence) and the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle are in agreement: the world cannot

Jesus’s Kingdom Revolution

By six o’clock in the evening on the first Good Friday, the world was a different place—although no one knew it at the time. Jesus’s

The Crucifixion and the “In-Crowd”

The scene of Acts 15, the Council at Jerusalem, and the conflict between Paul and the Judaizers is well known among Christians.  Although Paul preached

Finding Common Ground on Abortion

Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, writes in a recent op-ed of the necessity for Christians on both the right and left seek common ground regarding

Mental Illness and the ‘Right to Try’

Following the recent high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Reuters published an article arguing that the “rise in U.S. suicides” indicates a “need

Diagnosis: Institutionalized Codependency

Boundaries are one of the most fundamental principles for libertarians. They are essential for delineating personal property and bodily autonomy. These boundaries are not just

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