Category: History

History

Common Sense is Not So Common Anymore

Common sense isn’t so common anymore. A friend pointed this out to me. We discussed the concept at length, but …

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History

Separation of God and Culture

“Be this as it may, every one must act according to the dictates of his own reason, & mine tells …

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Culture

Race Mythology Redux

Have you ever heard any bizarre stories or conspiracy theories about race? I have a relative who believes that modern …

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History

The Antidote to Antisemitism

In the 2005 documentary film Protocols of Zion, filmmaker Marc Levin explored the growth of antisemitic conspiracy theories after September …

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History

Was the American Revolution Sinful? – A Review of David Bercot’s In God We Don’t Trust

After a deep study of the early church’s beliefs and practices, David Bercot joined the Anabaptist movement. The Anabaptists have …

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God and Human Governments
Christian Worldview

God And Human Governments

Originally written by David Lipscomb God and Human Governments. We have received a pamphlet from the author, E.R. Craven, entitled, …

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HISTORY AND RELATIONSHIP OF EARLY CHRISTIANS TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT
Christian Worldview

History and Relationship of Early Christians to Civil Government

This article was originally written by David Lipscomb for the Gospel Advocate in two parts in 1867 and 1868. While …

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Christian Worldview

Rabbi Hillel the Elder, the Credit Crunch, and the Bailout

It’s not too difficult to give a Christian argument against government bailouts of any form, but have you ever heard …

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german war guilt
History

German War Guilt for WWI is Misplaced; A Historian Explains How France was Responsible

This is a guest post written by Todd Lewis, who graduated from Malone University with a degree in history and …

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History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Christian Worldview

Of Pilgrims and Communism

As people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we rightly express gratitude for the divine providence that sustains …

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History

Caesar and God in Context

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Christopher Bevis in our next guest post, originally published on LewRockwell.com, entitled “Caesar and God …

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History

Do you still have a 9-11 Mentality?

My good friend Anthony Gregory has written a spectacular retrospective of 9-11 at the Independent Institute blog. It encapsulates how …

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History

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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History

ISIS, the Crusades, and Religious Violence

With the savage violence being reported daily from the Middle East, and with news of the recent Christian martyrs in Libya, what to do and how to respond has been a hotly debated topic. In most conversations, the only points of debate are how much military power needs to be exerted and how swiftly these powers should act. While this is expected of mainstream political players which are essentially characterized by their use of force, such attitudes are becoming increasingly more common in Christian circles.

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History

The Deadly Cost of Interventionism

For many years, Christians all across America have sincerely believed that the Federal Government and the military need to “promote freedom” through active aggression against other nations – this is the philosophy of “interventionism.”

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Book Reviews

Work and Worship (Book Review)

Overview In Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy, authors Matthew Kaemingk and Cory B. Willson set out to …

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History

Protection, Defense, Retaliation, and Self-Ownership

This is a guest post written by Todd Lewis, who graduated from Malone University with a degree in history and …

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History

Self-Ownership in Traditional Judaism

This guest post was written by Alan Krinsky. In the fifth chapter of the second book of his Two Treatises …

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Economics

Human Nature and the Free Society

By Edmund Opitz. —- Is there anything in the basic makeup of the men and women we know, or those …

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History

Josephus on the Origin of the State

In The Antiquities, Josephus mentions that the first human government was built by Nimrod, the mighty hunter from the book of Genesis. This appears to be consistent with Genesis; no other organized government (unless you count a “clan”) is mentioned before his. Genesis is, first and foremost, a book of origins, and thus this original human government can arguably be taken as archetypal.

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History

Daniel Wadkins: A Preacher’s Profile

Elder Daniel Wadkins (1818-1883), biracial and born free, was a member of the Nashville Christian Church on Church Street (probably since 1844). Originally a farm laborer, he became a teacher’s assistant in 1833 when the first school for free blacks in Nashville was started. He began his own school in 1839.

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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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Christian Worldview

Does God Take Part in Wars?

The article below was written in January 1866 by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of Christ in …

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Christian Worldview

The Glaring Inconsistency

The following article was published by David Lipscomb in The Gospel Advocate on roughly January 30, 1866 — not even a …

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Culture

We the People are Not Statues

Monuments are mnemonic devices. They help us memorize images that represent a certain historical narrative. If you take a stroll …

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Christian Worldview

A Hidden Life (Film Review)

A Hidden Life is legendary director Terrence Malick’s latest film. It tells the true story of Austrian conscientious objector Franz …

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Christian Worldview

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 …

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Economics

The March of History – Mises vs. Marx

AIER just released an incredible video about the ongoing war of ideas of socialism versus capitalism, exemplified in the persons …

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