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Libertarian Christian Perspectives

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Patriotism

"God and Country" Christians are proud of their country. Should they be?

Patriotism is complicated for a variety of reasons, so it is important for Christian libertarians to know their stuff when it comes to how Christians should relate to the state. 

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Articles

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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“Christian America” Is Dead. Where Does Our Hope Come From?

When it comes to the contemporary political and cultural landscape, I believe a large segment of American Christians feel completely surrounded with no means of escape, and they are fighting like hell against their enemies. To be sure, not every American Christian feels this way — only those who identify America, consciously or subconsciously, as fundamentally Christian in its character and values.

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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” for Sunday, July 2. Other

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Old Testament Christians

There is, of course, no such thing as an Old Testament Christian, since the disciples of Jesus Christ were “called Christians first at Antioch” (Acts

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The Cult of Statism

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister living in Alexandria, Virginia. Many

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A Farewell to Mars

I cannot overstate my excitement to promote Brian Zahnd’s latest book, A Farewell to Mars. I am passionate about the message of Jesus as it addresses

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Podcast Episodes

Ep 11: For God or Country

God & Country: for generations, it has been the refrain of ‘respectable’ Christianity for many Americans, but is it really a Christian concept? What about

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