Category: Theology

Culture

God, Pigs, and Private Property

Introduction The Judaic prohibition on pigs has puzzled scholars for centuries — so much so that certain atheist writers, such …

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Libertarianism

Five Things Christians Can Learn from Objectivists

I’m not an Objectivist, because I’m a Christian and those labels ultimately conflict. However, Ayn Rand’s critique of Christianity is …

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Libertarianism

An Economic Analysis of Romans 13

The Text of Romans 13:1-7 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except …

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Economics

What Would Jesus Do?

Emmanuel (God with us), Jesus looked into the hearts of religious and politically powerful men and then bluntly told them …

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Book Reviews

Wrestling the Culture Wars: A Book Review of Tyrus’s Nuff Said

Nuff Said is the second book by Tyrus (George Murdoch), the professional wrestler, actor, and witty regular on the Gutfeld! …

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Economics

The Prophetic Imagination: A Libertarian Christian Review

Walter Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination was the selection for the Libertarian Christian Institute’s first book club discussion. Register for future …

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Christian Worldview

The Beast in Revelation

The Beast in Revelation’s Wide Influence The book of Revelation has captured the imagination of Christians for a long time. …

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Culture

The Haunting of Christ in the Holy Land

The Israel-Palestine vortex of human suffering that has flooded eyes on social media over the last weeks has been stupefying. …

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Christian Worldview

Progressive Christian Nationalism: The Contemporary Christian Left and Right Are Both Authoritarian

Progressive Christians are critical of Christian nationalism, often attributing the label to anyone who happens to be an evangelical and …

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Theology

Progressive Movement in The Law of Moses and the United States Constitution

There’s an interesting parallel between how Jesus and the apostles saw the Law of Moses and the debates among 19th …

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Libertarianism

The Astonishing Power of a Faithful Mustard Seed Revolution

Tucked away in one of Jesus’ short, unassuming parables is a hidden subversive message that pronounces coming judgment upon mankind’s …

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Christian Worldview

Voting for Immoral Candidates Isn’t Licensed by Romans 13

Is it justifiable to vote for an immoral candidate from a scriptural perspective? Does Romans 13 give you a way out?

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May Christians ignore unjust laws?
Christian Worldview

May Christians Ignore Unjust Laws?

May Christians ignore unjust laws? When you ask a Christian what the relationship between the Christian and the government is …

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Politics

Abortion is Not Loving Your Neighbor, Governor Newsom

If you are looking for signals of the degradation of civil society, you cannot do much better than observe California …

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President's Blog

Fear the President, or Fear the Lord?

Today we look at a Christian Post “Voices” article from March 2022, following Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, titled “Fearing the Lord and fearing America’s president.” This author essentially wants to criticize President Biden for being a weak president, in particular citing the Ukraine response and withdrawal from Afghanistan as demonstrative of such. 

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Economics

‘Jesus Would Support’ Student Debt Forgiveness? Not so Fast

Those who think the Lord’s Prayer and Jubilees support their political goal of blanket debt forgiveness should take a closer …

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Christian Worldview

Conflicting Beliefs on Romans 13: Why We Still Disagree

If anyone wasn’t already aware how heated the ongoing debate is over conflicting beliefs on Romans 13, 2021 certainly highlighted …

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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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Theology

Discussion of Christian Charity

On April 10, 2009, I posted an article called Caesar’s Benevolence in the 10 Things I Hate About Taxes series. …

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Theology

On Rand and Altruism: A Defense of Christian Self-Interest

Ayn Rand, the founder and sole source of the philosophy called Objectivism, taught an ethical system based on the principle of “rational self-interest” – defined as aiming at the fulfillment of one’s own highest values.

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Theology

Slavery in the Old Testament

It was remarked to me recently that the Bible (specifically, the Old Testament) says very little about slavery, with the …

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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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Christian Worldview

The Commands of God versus the State

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

A more baseless assumption, one more in direct conflict with God’s teaching, was never made by man, than the idea that when the civil authority commands the Christian to do something contrary to the law of God, and he does it, the responsibility rest upon the civil authority, and not on the individual who violates the laws of God at the behest of the civil ruler.

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Libertarianism

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as an Ancient Limitation on Political Authority

Deuteronomy is a puzzling book. It’s a marvelous ‘farewell sermon’ by Moses before Joshua takes up command, but the literary …

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Christian Worldview

The real Christian Nation

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

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Theology

Vengeance is Mine, Says the Lord

This guest post was written by Kollin Fields. …Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight …

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Book Reviews

“Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus” Book Review

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. Rabbi Yonatan Neril & Rabbi Leo Dee. The Interfaith Center for …

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Christian Worldview

All Nations are “Under God”

Laurence Vance’s article on the pledge of allegiance elicited an excellent discussion from the LCC community. I’d like to perform my own …

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Christian Worldview

“The Son Of Man Is Not Come To Destroy Men’s Lives, But To Save Them”

This guest post comes to us from Greg Cheney. Greg lives in Alaska with his wife, Kari, and their twelve …

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Theology

Christian Views on Voting: Why Vote at All?

Today we begin a new series of posts considering views on voting from different Christian perspectives. We hope you’ll think …

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