President’s Blog

LCI’s “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about… 

Dr. Norman Horn is the founder and President of the Libertarian Christian Institute, the premier website exploring libertarian theory from a Christian point of view.

Norman holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He also has earned an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and a B.S. in Chemistry. He has won numerous awards for his writings and research in both engineering and theology. Norman is the author of multiple peer- reviewed publications in science, economics, and political theory, and he has been published in many popular venues including Young American Revolution, Students for Liberty, LewRockwell.com, and the Washington Post.

He currently resides and works in St. Louis, MO.

Read Norman’s full journey through liberty here.

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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Announcements

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

I recently discovered a lovely poem by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow called “I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day” that struck …

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Libertarianism

Michael Hardin Gets it Right… on Power

One of the greatest attributes of libertarianism is its focus on the notions of power and control, especially in the …

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Economics

J. Gresham Machen on National Parks

The great 20th century theologian J. Gresham Machen was not much a fan of the “National Park” system. “A great …

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Sticking to Your Principles (and other life lessons)

LCC reader Ron emailed me recently about my post: “Should we hold all things in common?” He writes: I share …

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Ministers make a difference

A friend relayed to me a remarkable quote from a recent sermon at his congregation: “And if I thought that …

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Should we hold all things in common?

Keith asks via email: Do you think that if the church really returned to the way of the early church …

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John Howard Yoder on “Managing the World”

Tim T. points us to a great quote from John Howard Yoder: “And might it be, if we could be …

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War in the forest
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Militarism is the Devil’s Work

Joel Poindexter writes: The Great Commission, as described in the gospel of Matthew, has been perverted by these Right-Wing warmongers. …

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Petraeus and the moral bankruptness of social conservatism

I think it is rather funny how two major golden boys in the “Conservative Idol” game have been taken down …

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Where should Christians side?

Here are some very interesting quotes from Jacques Ellul in the book In Season, Out of Season. (HT Scott B. …

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What denomination do you attend?

Sometimes we forget that while denominations have a way of dividing Christendom, they also allow all of us Christians to …

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News of the Week (coup edition)

Norman’s away this week in Las Vegas as a Libertarian Party delegate at their national convention, and is leaving it up to …

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The Tax Man Cometh

A few years ago I wrote a series of articles called “10 Things I Hate About Taxes.” Considering that we …

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Christian Pacifism, 30th Anniversary Edition–Free on Kindle

I have said many times that I am not a pacifist, but that I have genuine respect for those who …

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The Story of Broke Response

Art Carden is a Christian economist who has a knack for bringing complex subjects down to understandable terms. While he …

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Can the government create a holiday out of thin air?

Today is Veteran’s Day, and there has been some interesting discussion on the new Christian Libertarian Facebook group about it. …

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On Libertarian Controversy, in Brief

I’ve received a non-trivial number of comments, both public and private, about some of the articles posted here in the …

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How to have an ethical war

Thanks, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, for this enlightening comic. Down with war!

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Media

This is not a form of brainwashing.

Did this ever happen to you as a kid?

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Burqa Bans and True European Values

Here’s a letter I had published in the Washington Post about 1 year ago: French President Nicolas Sarkozy claims that …

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Some Inspiring Quotes

File this under “Honest Reflections.” I’m not always optimistic about liberty in our lifetime. Truth be told I’m rather pessimistic. …

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Squirrels and Spontaneous Order

If I were designing a world, and I had a moment of sheer genius and came upon the idea of …

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Ode to Tax Season 2011

Last week I did my taxes. It was remarkably unpleasant to say the least. After the final number was calculated, …

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Quick Follow-up on the Value of News

I wrote my post about why I don’t watch the news some time ago.  Now I see Bryan Caplan over …

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