Tag: ethics

Economics

Gary North’s Ethics of Taxation

This is the third in a series evaluating Gary North’s book, Christian Economics in One Lesson. North’s work is a …

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Politics

A Christian Black Lives Matter Manifesto

“Without violence, nothing is ever accomplished in history.” – Karl Marx “But I tell you not to violently resist an …

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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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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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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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Christian Worldview

Drop the Scapegoat! The Pragmatic Case for Christian Nonviolence

Our culture is engaged in a cinematic Mexican standoff, but the weapons we point at each other are real only …

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Culture

The West’s Deadly Speech Pathology

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. Go to any …

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Culture

I Pledge Allegiance to the State?

Theologian Preston Sprinkle wrote a short blog the other day about why he stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Like …

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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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Libertarianism

Ron Paul is still the only Christian choice for President

Ron Paul is the only major presidential candidate Christians could hire without sinning against Jesus in my lifetime. What I …

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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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Politics

Voting as Hiring Ethics

  Just pretend you are the owner of a business in the process of hiring a sales represenative. As you …

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War and Peace

Ending Wars, Once and For All

“Older men start wars, but younger men fight them.” ~ Albert Einstein “Older men declare war. But it is the …

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Politics

Religious Purity Tests Not Working So Well For Christian Conservatives

Erick Erickson just doesn’t know which Jesus that Jerry Falwell, Jr. is worshiping. Over at Ted Cruz’s new campaign site, …

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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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Book Reviews

Christians and the Communist Boogeyman

David E. Settje, Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars (NYU Press, 2011), xi + 233 …

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Libertarianism

Hard Questions on the Drug War

As I have maintained in all of my articles on the drug war, the war on drugs is a monstrous …

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Politics

Dismantling the American Empire

The WikiLeaks revelations have shined a light on the dark nature of U.S. foreign policy, including, as Eric Margolis recently …

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Economics

The System Built on Greed

Guest post by C. Jay Engel of the Reformed Libertarian. The anti-free market proclamations from the left (and even sometimes …

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Culture

Phil Robertson’s Victory Over the Secular Theocracy

This guest post is by David Theroux, Founder and President of the Independent Institute. This two-part series (see part 1) …

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Libertarianism

You Can’t Have a War Without Soldiers

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound …

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History

Erasmus on the Just War

“The most just of wars brings with it a train of evils—if indeed any war can really be called just.” …

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History

Erasmus on Soldiers

“Who could possibly tell how many hardships these idiots of soldiers put up with in their camps? And they deserve …

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Culture

How the State Contributes to Child Abuse

LCC reader Andrew recently asked me, “Norman, in your opinion, how would child abuse like the recent incident where a …

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History

Erasmus on Christianity and War: Christian War Fever

“I simply admit that I have written some rather distasteful things for the purpose of frightening Christians away from the …

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History

Erasmus on the Evils of War

“Since we see that there is hardly ever any respite from wars, which normally arise from the ambition or anger …

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Culture

Abortion and Republicans

A Georgia teenager was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing a 13-month-old baby in a stroller …

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Economics

The Freedom Nobody Wants

This essay is by Reverend Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not …

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