Category: Politics

One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew 5:17 puts it, one way he “fulfilled” the Old Testament law and prophets — was by reorganizing God’s followers from a nation into a church. He denationalized them, transforming them from a typical earthly kingdom into the transnational, interethnic, nongovernmental, nonviolent, geographically dispersed organization we call the universal church. For these reasons, Jesus was an anti-nationalist which makes Christian Nationalism antithetical to the Christian faith.
Christian Worldview

Jesus was an Anti-Nationalist

One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew …

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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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Christian Worldview

Government and Political Authority

In my experience, many Christians fail to carefully define their terms when talking about government and political authority—and this leads …

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News

The Capitol Riots: An Open Letter to a Dear Friend

Editor’s Note: This very long post, perhaps the longest single piece we have ever published, was written by an LCI …

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Media

Good News Bad News March 9, 2021: Outrage Culture

From being outraged by the Texas governor removing mask mandates and opening the state and Dr. Seuss books being unpublished …

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Media

Good News Bad News Feb 26, 2021: Billie Holiday, Bitcoin, Bad Libertarians, and Mars Rovers

In this episode, we discuss the tragedy of Billie Holiday’s death, the latest milestones of Bitcoin, the problem some libertarians …

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Media

Good News Bad News Feb 1, 2021: GameStop, Bernie Memes, and States Reopening

Join the Libertarian Christian Roundtable as they discuss recent news. In this episode, we’re joined by Prax of Gamertarians to …

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Christian Worldview

The Reason You Hate Politics

I’m prompted to write about this because of a blog post I’ve seen passed around my circles on Facebook. It’s …

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Media

Good News Bad News Jan 11, 2021: Libertarian Christian Roundtable on Trump, the D.C. Riots, and more

The Libertarian Christian Roundtable, featuring Jason Rink who was at the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C., discusses the …

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Politics

Trump: A Presidential Post-Mortem

In the wake of this highly contentious election, it would be useful to issue an early autopsy on the Trump presidency — not so much about why he didn’t win, but rather the good or bad of his policies and actions as president. Through such a post-mortem, I think it will become clear why pessimism about America is well-founded for libertarians and classical liberals today.

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Christian Worldview

The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Response to Tim Challies

Tim Challies is a reformed pastor and longtime blogger based in Canada. He recently published an article lamenting the quarantine …

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Culture

“Christian America” Is Dead. Where Does Our Hope Come From?

When it comes to the contemporary political and cultural landscape, I believe a large segment of American Christians feel completely surrounded with no means of escape, and they are fighting like hell against their enemies. To be sure, not every American Christian feels this way — only those who identify America, consciously or subconsciously, as fundamentally Christian in its character and values.

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Libertarianism

The Libertarian Christian Roundtable Show

LCI has been creating great evergreen content for years, but we wanted to regularly bring you commentary on what’s happening …

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Culture

The Two American Conservatisms

“We cannot allow our country to be deprived of the Judeo-Christian values that make it so great.” That is the …

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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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News

How to Challenge Your Governor

This guest post is by Matthew Bellis, a member of LCI’s Advisory Board and co-founder of the ReOpenPA movement.  One …

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Economics

National Debt And The Cost of Low Integrity

“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the …

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Christian Worldview

The Tragedy Of Voting For The “Lesser Of Two Evils”

“And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.” …

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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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Libertarianism

No Trust in Judges (the Continuing Debate)

The main point of Austin Rogers’ “Christians, Put Not Your Trust in Judges” is both spot-on and biblically accurate. Christians …

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Christian Worldview

What if the State Confessed that Jesus is Lord?

A reader recently reached out to ask us the following hypothetical question: “What if, in an ideal situation, the State …

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Libertarianism

Introducing “Good News, Bad News”

We pride ourselves at LCI on providing great “evergreen” content for Christian libertarians across the world. Nonetheless, addressing what is …

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Culture

The Doublespeak of Black Lives Matter and a Libertarian Response

The murder of George Floyd has proven to be a tipping point in America. Not only are various politicians looking …

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Christian Worldview

Christians, Put Not Your Trust In Judges

“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” —Psalm 146:3 In …

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Christian Worldview

Separation of Church and Sith

There is a powerful spiritual force that makes men obsessed with gaining and maintaining political power by tapping into their fear, hatred, and greed. Men who take a turn down this dark path become unconcerned with right and wrong, seeing them as mere matters of opinion, and focus their attention instead on the never ending quest for “unlimited power.”

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Libertarianism

Net Neutrality: A Lesson in the Price System

The outbreak of the COVID-19 has sparked political discussion about everything from environmentalism to the relationship between church and state. …

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Politics

Prospera, an Entirely New Governance Paradigm

Human flourishing requires individuals and communities to cooperate and innovate in order to succeed. In such times where just about …

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Economics

Why Nail Salons Are Essential

We’ve all seen them! The posts on social media from people on our friends list who are condemning, deriding, and …

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Libertarianism

Conservatives Believe in Federalism, Except When They Don’t

When the Constitution was adopted by the states in 1789, a federal system of government was established. Federalism is the …

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