Category: Politics

Culture

I Pledge Allegiance to the State?

Theologian Preston Sprinkle wrote a short blog the other day about why he stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Like …

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Libertarianism

Ron Paul is still the only Christian choice for President

Ron Paul is the only major presidential candidate Christians could hire without sinning against Jesus in my lifetime. What I …

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Libertarianism

“We” Don’t Know Who “We” Are

I recently attended our city council’s monthly public meeting. My daughter needed to sit in and take notes for a …

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Christian Worldview

Taxation is Theft. (The Rest of The Story)

In my previous post, I raised some questions and pointed out problems with an argument against those who say “taxation …

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Politics

Plato, the City, and the Gospel

The Great Books of western civilization have stood the test of time. They aren’t regarded mainly because they’re old, but …

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Politics

Voting as Hiring Ethics

  Just pretend you are the owner of a business in the process of hiring a sales represenative. As you …

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Libertarianism

The Problem with American Conservatism

“The problem with American conservatism is that it hates the left more than the state, loves the past more than …

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Politics

The Gotthard Tunnel Ceremony Reveals the Aesthetic of Statism

A friend recently sent me a video to the Gotthard Tunnel opening ceremony in Switzerland that took place on June …

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Libertarianism

The Drug Test That Could Cost You Everything

Although I have written over fifty articles on the injustice, hypocrisy, insanity, senselessness, inhumanity, and evils of the government’s war …

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Politics

Should Christians Support Laws Against Prostitution?

Poor Jimmy Carter. It must be tough for a life-long liberal Democrat to almost sound like a conservative Republican. In …

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Politics

Do Americans Live in a Free Society?

Whenever I hear someone say that U.S. troops fighting overseas somewhere, anywhere—it doesn’t matter where—are defending our freedoms, it makes …

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Libertarianism

The Libertarian Priority

“I am getting more and more convinced that the war-peace question is the key to the whole libertarian business.” ~ …

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Libertarianism

Religious Liberty Bills Miss the Real Issue

Same-sex marriage was first legalized in the United States in Massachusetts in 2004. That came as no surprise. But then …

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Libertarianism

Concerned with Libertarianism? You Shouldn’t Be

Southern Baptist Seminary President Al Mohler misunderstands libertarianism. Attempts to correct his perception have been unsuccessful thus far. Maybe in …

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Politics

Conservative and Libertarian Christians: Worldview Allies or Enemies?

I am so glad my colleague Norman Horn, founder and President of the Libertarian Christian Institute (LCI), was given a …

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Christian Worldview

Post-Debate Recap and What Should Have Been Said

Today I participated in a debate-of-sorts on the Up For Debate radio show. The other discussant was Dr. Al Mohler, …

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Politics

Al Mohler Misunderstands Libertarians

This article is by CJay Engel and originally appeared at The Reformed Libertarian. A reader of this site called my …

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Politics

If You Did Vote, Don’t Complain

Sometimes people say, “If you didn’t vote, don’t complain.”  Nonsense.  Everyone can complain.  Complaining about pompous politicians and oppressive regulations doesn’t …

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Politics

Conservatism, liberalism, or non-aggression?

There is a distant friend of mine who is a conservative, political activist who regularly insults and belittles ideological opponents on Facebook. A few weeks ago in one of his many cyber-arguments he quipped, “I am a social conservative and a Republican because of my faith in Christ.” A few days later, my wife and I were entering one of our favorite restaurants. Out front was an older, economy car with both 2008 and 2012 Obama/Biden bumper stickers and another sticker declaring, “I am a Democrat because of my faith.” Beside the statement was a cross.

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Politics

Religious Purity Tests Not Working So Well For Christian Conservatives

Erick Erickson just doesn’t know which Jesus that Jerry Falwell, Jr. is worshiping. Over at Ted Cruz’s new campaign site, …

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Christian Worldview

Christians and Guns: A Libertarian Christian Perspective

After some controversial remarks made by Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell, Jr. during a chapel service last month, John Piper was …

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Politics

Beer in the New Year

New Years celebrations around the world will be accompanied by alcohol, as it is since celebrating things began. Alcohol consumption …

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Christian Worldview

Conservatism Laid Bare

“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny. It’s the only one. It’s based on thousands of years of human experience. There …

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Politics

Paris and What Should Be Done

The horrific attacks in Paris on Friday have, predictably, led to much over-reaction and demands that we do more of …

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Media

Christianity, Libertarianism, and the Drug War (Video)

Dr. Laurence Vance was our first keynote speaker of the day at the Christians For Liberty 2015 Conference. In his …

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Politics

Ben Carson the Welfare and Warfare Statist

It happens every four years. Candidates for president issue books to sucker people to vote for them using the written …

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Libertarianism

What if You Weren’t Allowed to Vote?

I want to do a brief thought experiment. Despite the implausibility of this scenario, I think it might explain why …

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Culture

The Separation of Marriage and State

This guest post is by Jeremy Mack of The Evangelical Libertarian. Though I do not necessarily agree with everything in …

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Politics

Why Don’t Conservatives Follow Their Own Constitution?

  The relationship between conservatives and libertarians is sometimes a confrontational one. A reader recently forwarded to me a response …

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Politics

Politics as Spiritual Formation

Political engagement shapes us. It forms us. Politics affect, not just our thoughts, but the inclinations of our heart. Political engagement …

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