Rhesa Browning

Contributor

Rhesa earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and became a Christian during his time in college there. Shortly after graduation he started studying the Bible on his own time to become more mature in his faith, finding the subjects of hermeneutics, original languages, and Biblical transmission fascinating. He has worked in a materials development lab for over 25 years introducing new products into the electrical power distribution market.  Look him up @BrowningRhesa on Twitter.

Everyday Rhesa strives to put Jesus at the center of his life. Right next to the center is his wife, Geraline, and their children Mary, Anna, and Asa.  In order to help build God’s kingdom on earth, their family helped plant North Village Church in Austin, TX in 2009.

Rhesa believes that the Bible is the foundation for all truth. Because of that we can build every aspect of our lives on top of it. Not only does the Bible reveal God’s character and spiritual truths to us, it also serves as a starting point for subjects like science, politics, economics, and sociology. Anyone who analyzes the Bible according to the normal grammar, syntax, and definitions of words will find that libertarianism and Christianity overlap in many important areas. It teaches us to distrust earthly rulers because of their consistent abuse of power. It shows us that the divison of labor, stable money, and private property rights are all a part of God’s created order. Jesus himself refutes the labor theory of value and in turn affirms the subjective theory of value in His parable in Matthew 20:1-15. As libertarians and Christians we have the opportunity to explain that yes, we are free from sin in Christ, but also that God frees us from many other bonds that worldly powers want to shackle us with.

Favorite Figures

  • Ludwig Von Mises
  • Sam Houston
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Battlin’ Jack Hayes
  • Quanah Parker
  • John Wycliffe

Must Reads

  • Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises
  • The Lays of Beleriand by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • How Should We Then Live? by Francis Shaeffer
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, A Dream by Buzz Bisinger
  • Every murder mystery written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie

Favorite Films

  • The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
  • Mr. Jones
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Fun Fact

Riemann’s Rearrangement Theorem proves that a person can set up any infinite set of numbers so that its sum approaches whatever number the person desires, even though a random infinite set of numbers approaches zero.

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