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Stones Cry Out: How Jesus Ends the State

This guest post is from Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference speaker David Gornoski, and originally appeared on FEE.org. Warning: The …

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Christian Worldview

Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd

If black lives matter to you, you wouldn’t use violence to punish nonviolent behaviors. As the late Philando Castile’s mother …

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Announcements

LCI at ISFLC 2016

I am pleased to announce that the Libertarian Christian Institute will be hosting a breakout session at the International Students …

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Announcements

Introducing the Libertarian Christian Institute

In late November 2008, I decided to start a website dedicated to explaining the connections between Christian theology and libertarian theory…

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Culture

I used to think I was a social conservative…

I received an excellent question today from a new reader whom we will call D., and I thought it was …

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History

The Christmas Truce, Then and Now

Today, Christmas Eve 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas during World War 1. On that remarkable day, soilders …

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History

When Horror Took a Holiday: Remembering the 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce

This Christmas Eve marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce, when French, British, Scottish, and German soldiers unexpectedly laid …

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Book Reviews

The Defective Faith-Based Foreign Policy of Woodrow Wilson

George W. Bush was not the first president to have a “faith-based” foreign policy. Most people know that Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the U.S. president from 1913 to 1921. Some perhaps know that he was the governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. But few probably know that he was the son of a Presbyterian minister, president of Princeton University—then a Presbyterian institution that had always been headed by clergymen until Wilson—from 1902 to 1910, and had a faith-based policy of his own.

But like the faith-based foreign policy of Bush, Wilson’s was shaped by a defective faith.

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History

The Bible is a Voice to the Oppressed

Here is a great quote from Rob Bell (via azspot), with a generous hat-tip to our friend Bonnie Kristian. “Most …

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History

The Heroic Anti-War Baptist Preacher Robert Hall

English Baptist minister Robert Hall (1764-1831) was the namesake and youngest child of fourteen born to a Baptist minister. One …

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History

Renewing the True Patriot Dream

Texas House Representative David Simpson delivered the following speech on October 8, 2014 at a Students For Liberty Event in …

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History

The Great and (Un)Holy War

One would think that if there is any group of people that would be opposed to war it would be Christians. After all, they claim to worship the Prince of Peace. But such is not the case now, and such was not the case 100 years ago during the Great War that we now call World War I.

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History

Nuclear Christians

In a recent article of mine about Christians apologists for the state, its military, and its wars, I mentioned, for …

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History

Slavery in the Bible

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Culture

The Old Cause

This guest post is by C.Jay Engel of The Reformed Libertarian. For guest post opportunities, please see the Contact page. …

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History

Invading Iraq was wrong, and it’s wrong to do it again

This guest post is by Jeremy Mack of The Evangelical Libertarian. For guest post opportunities, please see the Contact page. …

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History

WATCH: Saving the Children and the Story of Nicholas Winton

I was first told the story of Sir Nicholas Winton a few years ago by Lawrence Reed of the Foundation …

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Christian Worldview

Hope for the Dead, Hope for the Living

Two articles came to my attention today that are well worth reading. The first comes from Judge Andrew Napolitano as …

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History

War, Empire, and the Military

Introduction to Laurence M. Vance, War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy …

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Book Reviews

Habeas Corpus in America

Review of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror by Anthony …

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Book Reviews

The Taste of War

Review of Lizzie Collingham, The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food (The Penguin Press, 2012), …

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Culture

Rosa Parks Revisited

Republicans are paying more attention to what they tweet after their latest attempt to pander to blacks to try and …

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History

Erasmus on the Just War

“The most just of wars brings with it a train of evils—if indeed any war can really be called just.” …

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History

Erasmus on Soldiers

“Who could possibly tell how many hardships these idiots of soldiers put up with in their camps? And they deserve …

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History

Erasmus on Christianity and War: Christian War Fever

“I simply admit that I have written some rather distasteful things for the purpose of frightening Christians away from the …

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