Tag: Christian libertarianism

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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Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate
Libertarianism

Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate

Americans haven’t changed much in their approach to abortion over the past fifty years. Since Roe v Wade, conventional arguments …

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Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another
Libertarianism

10 Reasons Christianity and Libertarianism are Compatible

Last week at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C., Elise Amyx of the Institute for Faith, Work, …

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Theology

The Proper Origin of Rights

Libertarianism is founded on the belief that individuals have universal rights – specifically rights to life, liberty, and the possession of property. Despite fairly widespread recognition of these rights, their universal defense (that is, an explanation of why these rights apply at all times and in all places) can often be difficult to articulate. Three predominant sub-groups within libertarianism attempt such a defense, each with a unique approach.

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Libertarianism

The Libertarian Aquinas

Jonathan McIntosh (Ph.D., University of Dallas) is a Fellow of Humanities at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, where …

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Christian Worldview

Does the Reformed Doctrine of Inerrancy Threaten Christian Libertarians?

The Libertarian Christian Institute is an ecumenical Christian organization which brings together Christians from a variety of theological backgrounds. Though …

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Christian Worldview

For and Against

Because there are such common misconceptions about what libertarians believe, we are often pushed into defining ourselves by explaining what …

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Featured

Jesus Wasn’t A Libertarian (But He’s Glad I Am!)

Christianity is Making a “Social Turn” Christian thought and practice is making a turn toward a qualitatively social faith. That …

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How to start learning about Christian libertarianism

I recently met with a candidate for public office in Texas who had a number of questions about how to …

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Academic Journal

Abstract: Christian Libertarianism (Hubner)

Title: Christian Libertarianism: An Introduction and Signposts for the Road Ahead Author: Jamin Hübner Abstract: Explicit discourse about “Christian libertarianism” …

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Appearances

David Gornoski Interviews Jason Jones on Catholic Social Teaching

Friend of the Libertarian Christian Institute David Gornoski recently interviewed Jason Jones — a Catholic activist and human rights worker …

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Libertarianism

Freedom Is the Imitatio Christi

“The truth shall set you free.” — Jesus Christ The truth, as Jesus demonstrated, is not conceptual but perceptual. That is, it …

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Announcements

Announcing: Christian Libertarian Review

As LCI has considered our direction over these past several months, it has become increasingly clear that our greatest value …

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Events

Announcing The Libertarian Christian Podcast

It’s a big day for LCI. Coinciding with our attendance at the 2017 International Students for Liberty Conference, today we …

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Events

Change History: Support LCI in 2017

Why is it that followers of the Prince of Peace are so often the quickest to beat the drums of …

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Libertarianism

The Incarnation and Liberty

As the end of the year approaches, most people are thinking about the cultural and practical aspects of the Christmas …

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Libertarianism

The Prophetic Voice of Libertarian Christians

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be a catalyst for various …

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History

The Global Populist Revolt and the Church

2016 will go down in the history books as a watershed year for world politics. Between the stunning Brexit vote …

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Libertarianism

What Libertarianism Is (and Isn’t)

Recently I was at a gathering of libertarian activists. Most of them were around age 20 and had been involved …

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Christian Worldview

Taxation is Theft. (The Rest of The Story)

In my previous post, I raised some questions and pointed out problems with an argument against those who say “taxation …

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Christian Worldview

Taxation is Theft. Yes, Really.

The Acton Institute’s excellent Powerblog recently published a piece by Jordan Ballor entitled “Is Taxation Theft?” Ballor’s answer is essentially …

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Announcements

Jason Hughey to debate Christian Libertarianism at AFF

Our good friend Jason Hughey, co-author of the forthcoming book project Called to Freedom, will be defending the compatibility of …

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Announcements

Christians and Libertarians on the Tom Woods Show

One of my first major influences as a libertarian was Dr. Thomas Woods, through his impressive articles and the lovely …

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Politics

Conservative and Libertarian Christians: Worldview Allies or Enemies?

I am so glad my colleague Norman Horn, founder and President of the Libertarian Christian Institute (LCI), was given a …

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Christian Worldview

Post-Debate Recap and What Should Have Been Said

Today I participated in a debate-of-sorts on the Up For Debate radio show. The other discussant was Dr. Al Mohler, …

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christian posture toward others
Book Reviews

Land of Promise

What would a country founded by Christians on libertarian principles look like? James Wesley Rawles endeavors to provide an answer …

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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

Do you own your body?

If there is one thing that the smelliest, most down-and-out, most destitute, most forsaken homeless guy who sleeps under a …

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Libertarianism

Progressives, Libertarians, and God’s Economy

When progressives emphasize social justice by using collectivist phrases like “common good” and “caring for our neighbor,” the typical reaction …

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Events

The Intersection of Faith and Politics

It has been a while since we posted a video from the Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference, but that is …

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