Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast

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How Do I Convince My Pastor to Become a Libertarian?

Is there a quick and easy way to convince your pastor to become a libertarian? How do you convince somebody in positions of authority and respect to embrace libertarian thinking? Dr. Norman Horn gives salient advice on how to convince pastors (or anybody!) that libertarianism is the most consistent expression

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Should Christians be Against Profit?

Is the profit motive something a Christian should pursue? Should Christians capture “excess value”? Dr. Norman Horn addresses the ways in which this is not a proper analysis of what’s happening in the economy under free market exchange.

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Is There Such a Thing As a Good Cop?

Is it wrong to distrust law enforcement? Sadly, the faults of the judicial branch are being exposed increasingly. Profiling, brutality, systemic oppression, and the culture of fear surrounding police creates a distrust among citizens. Are the police given too much power over individuals’ lives? Such a position draws a state-subsidized

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If Our Freedom is in Christ, Do We Need Political Freedom?

Christians have a secret: hope in Christ gives us the ability to endure everything life throws our way. But what about economic and political freedom? Doug and Norman tackle an important and oft-asked question about what kind(s) of freedom we are advocating for. Can we be free when we’re living

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How is Libertarianism Biblical? How Does it Differ?

How does libertarianism align and deviate from the Bible? We will not argue that libertarianism is inherently Biblical; however, we say that libertarianism is concordant with the Bible and its tenets. We also see that the early Church was set apart as a community from the rest of the world

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The Christian Libertarian View of Gay Marriage?

The Bible has much to say on the issue of same-sex marriage, however, as Christian libertarians where should we stand? The state does not have the right to regulate how humans wish to make contracts with one another – even when it comes to a marital union. It is not

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What about Ayn Rand’s Objectivism?

(SPOILER ALERT: WE SPOIL THE FOUNTAINHEAD AND ATLAS SHRUGGED.) Many people have come to libertarianism by reading Ayn Rand and appreciating her philosophy of Objectivism, however, what do Christian libertarians think of Rand and her philosophy?

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Did the Church handle COVID restrictions well?

A lot of Christians wonder why churches went along with fear culture during the pandemic and followed government restrictions for social gatherings – even though some of those regulations were unlawful/unconstitutional – when the Bible commands its followers to not live in fear? Why did this pandemic shake society and

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Why are so many Christians wrong about taxation?

Most Christians in America view taxation as a completely philanthropic and voluntary form of statecraft; therefore, libertarianism is not a compatible system of beliefs for Christians. Why is this such a prevalent theme in the church? Are most Christian tenets naturally libertarian in nature otherwise?

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How to Confront Nation-Idolaters

How do we approach fellow believers that are sinning by participating in statolatry – or nation idolatry? It depends on how you masy define statolatry. If at any point a believer sacrifices their citizenship in heaven in order to satisfy their earthly ruler, that individual as a follower of Christ

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How do the Unborn Have Rights?

In a stateless private-legal system how would the rights of the unborn be defended if the individual in question cannot defend their own rights? The unborn themselves cannot make contracts, so who is left responsible for their wellbeing, beyond the parent(s)?

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Is Voting Violent?

Is voting an act of unjustified aggression? Though LCI neither condones nor supports the act of voting, we discussed how voting in certain situations is indeed a direct act of aggression against fellow man. At the core, the intent behind someone’s vote is what determines the violence of the act.

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The Greatest Christian Libertarians?

The Greatest Christian Libertarians? Who is the greatest Christian libertarian thinker? It can be very difficult to find thinkers who embrace both libertarianism AND Christianity, so it is always refreshing when you stumble upon someone you enjoy. Nick explains why he picks the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams; and Doug

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Can libertarianism become an idol?

Can libertarianism become an idol? Can libertarianism become an idol? We say that it is most definitely possible to prioritize the ideology or tenets of libertarianism over that of God and Christ. Many people find their faith in political leaders and authority structures rather than finding it in the Creator,

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Do We Own Ourselves?

Do We Own Ourselves? If God created us, and therefore owns us, why then do libertarians claim to own themselves? What Christian libertarians mean by this is that God owns us, and therefore, no one can own another human over God. No one individual can or should have the authority

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How Do I Come Out of the Libertarian Closet?

How Do I Come Out of the Libertarian Closet? How would one tell their family that they have become a libertarian? It can be difficult to tell loved ones that you are a believer of something that is often seen as controversial to others. It is impossible to discuss these

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How Do We Defend Our Rights Within the NAP?

How Do We Defend Our Rights Within the NAP? If the government were to begin taking away our means of defense, how would we defend ourselves while still respecting the principles of the non-aggression principle? We want to be prepared for the worst-case-scenario, but as liberty-loving Christians we are still

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How Should We React to an Attack on U.S. Soil?

How Should We React to an Attack on U.S. Soil? If the U.S. were to be attacked again in the manner of Pearl Harbor or 9/11 what would be the best way to retaliate? Our history tells us to fight back for revenge; however, Christians are called to act differently

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What Separates the Mises Institute From the Libertarian Party?

What Separates the Mises Institute From the Libertarian Party? Why is there such a difference between the Libertarian Party and the Mises Institute? Libertarianism has many sects within it that disagree with one-another due to their differing views on how liberty should be established in society. Mostly, the split occurs

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Why Did the Church Follow Covid-19 Mandates?

Why Did the Church Follow Covid-19 Mandates? Why has the Church and its leaders followed the pandemic mandates when we are taught not to live in fear? Living in fear is not equivalent to precaution. By following mandates, though legislated and enforced by the state, we are showing respect for

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In a Stateless Society Who Will Care for the Lesser?

In a Stateless Society Who Will Care for the Lesser? If we were to live in a libertarian society, who would take care of the orphans, elderly, sick, and poor? Would it be left to private charity, volunteers, and/or monetary support; and could the Church undertake such a role? We

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Are Christians Called to be Pacifists?

Are Christians Called to be Pacifists? Should Christians be pacifists? The topic of violence and our interaction with it as Christians is a difficult subject to tackle. Defense is technically allowed within the framework of the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). As followers of the Prince of Peace we are called to

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Is it Sinful to Pledge Allegiance?

Is it Sinful to Pledge Allegiance? Does pledging allegiance to something such as a nation or flag have an object or subjective meaning? As Christians we should solely pledge allegiance to the Kingdom of God and his desires; however, as we discuss there may be particular situations in which an

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Did Public Schools Create the Moral Degradation of Society?

Did Public Schools Create the Moral Degradation of Society? In today’s episode of the Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast we were asked if we saw a correlation between the moral degradation in America and the suppression of Christianity in the public school system. A lot of people have seen America as

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Would Profit Still Exist in a Pre-Fallen World?

Would Profit Still Exist in a Pre-Fallen World? Have you ever wondered, “if we had never left the Garden of Eden, and we lived in a ‘pre-fallen world,’ would profit still exist?” For today’s episode of the Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast we discuss the ethics of profit, the motive behind

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Can We Use Our Faith to Make Political Decisions?

Can We Use Our Faith to Make Political Decisions? We tackle the question of how we as Christian libertarians – who make political decisions based on their religious principles – explain to non-believers why faith can never be completely left out of politics. As we point out, everyone on this

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Welcome to the Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast

Welcome to the Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast In our first installment of the Faith Seeking Freedom Podcast, we discuss the format of this podcast, and what you as viewers should expect from it. Our book Faith Seeking Freedom answered a lot of common questions libertarian Christians may have, but this podcast seeks

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