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Patriotic Services

For the past two weeks, the sign in front of a church near my house has advertised a “patriotic service” …

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History

Twelve False Assumptions Behind Mainstream Politics

1. That the world’s problems can be solved by passing more laws. The more rules there are, the less freedom …

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Politics

The Saud Squad

Holding an anti-terrorism conference in Saudi Arabia is so absurd that it defies comprehension. Everyone who knows most anything about …

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History

America’s Choice: Splitting Our Baby in Half

Human desire is a magnetic force. Whenever a person desires something, the desire takes hold of their whole being. Another …

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Politics

Mr. Trump Gets Neoconned

It didn’t take long. With the recent bombing of Syria on the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War …

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War and Peace

Saying What Needs to Be Said About the Military

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Someone …

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Politics

The Conservative Christian Lie about Obama and the Military

That the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama was an “obomination” there is no question. During his presidency I wrote of …

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Christian Worldview

Drop the Scapegoat! The Pragmatic Case for Christian Nonviolence

Our culture is engaged in a cinematic Mexican standoff, but the weapons we point at each other are real only …

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Culture

The West’s Deadly Speech Pathology

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. Go to any …

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War and Peace

Ending Wars, Once and For All

“Older men start wars, but younger men fight them.” ~ Albert Einstein “Older men declare war. But it is the …

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Theology

Old Testament Christians

There is, of course, no such thing as an Old Testament Christian, since the disciples of Jesus Christ were “called …

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Christian Worldview

Pro-Life At Home But Not Abroad

Christians Need To Broaden Their Pro-Life Horizons Conventional wisdom says that a Republican candidate for President will almost certainly not …

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Christian Worldview

The Prince of Peace, or the God of War?

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his …

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War and Peace

Getting to the Root of ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Response to Russell Moore’s “Why Christians Must Speak Out Against Donald Trump’s Muslim Remarks”. The least courageous act in …

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Christian Worldview

Look out for Christian Jihadists

Christian jihadist—now there is an oxymoron for you. This sounds even stranger than constitutional conservative or libertarian Republican. Nevertheless, 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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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

Reader questions on war, violence, and overturning tables

I always enjoy getting interesting questions from readers via our Contact Page, and when I’m really on top of things …

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Libertarianism

Things that Make for Peace: Gospel Against Empire

This post is a modified form of the talk I gave at Christians for Liberty 2015. The purpose of the …

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Theology

Ye Shall Be As Gods

  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And …

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Theology

Joseph Judson Taylor, Man of Peace

Since the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, two words that have rarely been seen together are “Baptist” and “pacifist.” We have instead been subject to things like high-profile Baptist leader Jerry Falwell writing a defense of the Iraq war titled “God Is Pro-War” …

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Christian Worldview

The Israel of God and American Foreign Policy

I want to address something that concerns me much more than momentary arguments over foreign policy. I would like to address Christians, specifically from the Bible, on two separate, but inter-connected questions. The first question I would like to attempt to answer is whether or not the current nation state known as Israel today is “the Israel of God”. In other words, is the current geographic nation-state that was established in the early 1950’s the same entity as the Biblical Israel?

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Christian Worldview

Sniper Theology

There came out of the woodwork after George W. Bush’s immoral, unjust, and unnecessary invasion, occupation, and destruction of Iraq …

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Theology

Tearing Out Your Eye and Quitting Your Job

In this guest post LCC welcomes Matthew Gilliland, libertarian writer and speaker. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central …

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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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