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News

Weekend Insights – Of word games, viral and otherwise

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Weekend Insights – Perils of Power

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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News

Weekend Insights – Yeah I know it’s Monday

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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War and Peace

The Things That Make For Peace

I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war. – Psalm 120:7 As he approached …

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Book Reviews

Reparations: Good or Bad?

Slavery is offensive and incompatible with the principles of freedom and freedom minded people, but it is a part of US and world history. Wrestling with this history and deciding what to do has many perspectives. One perspective involves paying reparations: monetary compensation for damage caused. This review is not a comment on the legitimacy of reparations, rather it is a review of the book, authored by Kwon and Thompson, which strives to call the church in America to repent for its part and participation in the slave trade.

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One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew 5:17 puts it, one way he “fulfilled” the Old Testament law and prophets — was by reorganizing God’s followers from a nation into a church. He denationalized them, transforming them from a typical earthly kingdom into the transnational, interethnic, nongovernmental, nonviolent, geographically dispersed organization we call the universal church. For these reasons, Jesus was an anti-nationalist which makes Christian Nationalism antithetical to the Christian faith.
Christian Worldview

Jesus was an Anti-Nationalist

One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew …

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Culture

“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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Culture

The Day I Went Back to Church

Yesterday was the first day my church gathered corporately since our governor instituted a stay-at-home order in mid-March. After nearly …

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give to caesar bible verses about government
Libertarianism

Coronavirus and the Church

This guest post is authored by Rev. Jim Fitzgerald, a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and a staff …

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Christian Worldview

The Gospel in Pandemic Times

It is startling, to say the least, seeing how the COVID-19 virus has affected almost everyone around the world in …

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War in the forest
Libertarianism

Church Support for War Created Social Justice Rage

Rene Girard: “’Saul, why do you persecute me?’ (Acts 22.7). This is the fundamental question. Christian conversion is our discovery that we are persecutors without knowing it. All participation in the scapegoat phenomenon is the same sin of the persecution of Christ. And all human beings commit this sin.”

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Christian Worldview

Mailbag: Should we separate from the church?

The Church Universal is the body of Christ. It has a “corporate” and “individual” component to it, if you will. You might even say this is somewhat laid forth in 1 Corinthians 12:27 — “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” Individuals are stitched together by Christ to become the Church.

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Libertarianism

Elucidating Ellul #3: Statism

What used to be a utopian view of society, with the state playing the role of the brain, not only …

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Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another
Christian Worldview

Want to “Do Something?” Embody the Kingdom of God

The subject of the kingdom of God is worth returning to again and again because a biblically-informed understanding of the …

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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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Theology

Rendering to God

This guest post is by Daniel Shorthouse. Daniel is a political theory and economics nerd, an obsessive reader of theology, and …

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Theology

Misshaping Scripture for Political Gain: The Acts 2 Argument

It’s not uncommon to find Christians defending their political sympathies with isolated Scripture verses.  Jesus can be construed as a …

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Culture

Theology in the 21st Century

Speaking at the 2017 John Witherspoon College convocation, Christian Libertarian Review General Editor and Professor Jamin Hübner presented the following …

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Libertarianism

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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Politics

Would Jesus Celebrate Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, as we all know, is not just the official beginning of the summer vacation season. It is a …

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History

Resurrection Sunday: the Surety of Our Hope

Each Easter, countless people from around the world look forward to spending time with friends and family, or perhaps just …

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History

The Curious Case of Russell Moore

Most politically-aware Christians are probably at least somewhat-familiar with the recent controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention surrounding Russell Moore, …

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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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Called to Freedom
History

Toward a More Augustinian View of Government

The following is an excerpt from Jason Hughey’s chapter in the new book, Called to Freedom. (edited for format) With …

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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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Theology

People, Not Issues

What happens to individuals after issues are won and lost in the political arena? For instance: when immigration bans are …

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Media

David Gornoski Interviews Ron Paul

Author and friend of LCI, David Gornoski, recently interviewed Ron Paul on the subject of Christian nonviolence. It’s always great …

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Culture

The Dying and Desperate Left

The American Left – which never had a sterling record to begin with – is rapidly deteriorating. In one sense …

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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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