Tag: social justice

Economics

What Would Jesus Do?

Emmanuel (God with us), Jesus looked into the hearts of religious and politically powerful men and then bluntly told them …

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Economics

The Prophetic Imagination: A Libertarian Christian Review

Walter Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination was the selection for the Libertarian Christian Institute’s first book club discussion. Register for future …

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Culture

Resist The New American Culture War Vortex

As much as sensible libertarians would like to be discussing and debating substantive issues like the national budget, economic freedom, …

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Culture

Social Justice is Compatible with Christian Libertarianism

Why should Christian libertarians care about social justice? Perhaps at no other time in human history has that question been …

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Culture

Justice, Power, and Boundaries

“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor …

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Christian Worldview

Is Jesus killing America? No, Jesus is life.

Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles …

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Christian Worldview

God’s justice is better than man’s justice: A response to Tim Keller

Tim Keller recently published an article entitled, “A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory.” His article is a sort of apologia for his conception of “biblical justice” and its relationship to the social justice conversation. While we could likely agree with some of his sentiments, other things he says are just plain wrong. His characterizations of libertarianism as being in conflict with biblical justice warrant a response.

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Appearances

Contagious Violence (and a whole lot more)

A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being on David Gornoski’s excellent A Neighbor’s Choice radio show to discuss contagious violence, capitalism, Christianity, and some of science and economics around the pandemic (that’s what you get with me — science, econ, and theology!).

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Christian Worldview

N.T. Wright on Caesar and Christ

Doctor Wright points to how the early church revolutionized the way we think about our fellow human beings by caring for the poor and downtrodden and how those actions must be emulated in our current age as well. But what about some of the questions that split the churches right down the middle? Questions like: Should we employ coercion in our attempt to care for the poor and educate people? Can we implement the Sermon on the Mount in the world of politics?

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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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Culture

Don’t Let the Left (and the Right) Steal “Social Justice”

“There is no sport for the ignoramus like killing a useful word.” –Owen Barfield, World’s Apart, 1963 The meaning of words can …

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Libertarianism

The Christian Posture Toward Others

It is part of human development that people from every generation must come to terms with and decide what to …

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Culture

Presumption of Innocence is Social Justice

I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Pauluswho was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person …

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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

Libertarianism and the Power of the Gospel

Christians throughout the centuries have always communicated the good news of the Kingdom of God in the vernacular of their …

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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

Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views

Since publishing this review, contributor Jason Jewell joined us for the Libertarian Christian Podcast. Listen to the interview here. If …

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Christian Worldview

Notes on Liberty and Christian Faith

During a breakout session at the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference, I was part of a panel with Norman …

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Economics

Pope Francis Says the State Can Solve World Hunger

Pope Francis addressed the United Nations assembly at a recent conference regarding solutions to world hunger, saying that states across the world should increase their aid efforts and coordinate more closely. He even suggested that capitalism and free markets are the cause of malnutrition itself in the third world.

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Economics

Theological Implications of State Social Justice Programs

Christians who identify with a Left political ideology frequently appeal to state intervention in the market as a means of promoting the common good. This is especially true as it relates to many Christians who place an emphasis on promoting social justice. Having attended a Jesuit University where progressive politics were dominant and social justice was held in very high esteem, I can readily attest to this. For examples beyond my personal anecdotes, see the anti-libertarian conference Erroneous Autonomy at The Catholic University of America, and note some recent trends among protestant Christians.

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Events

Meet the CFL Speakers: Doug Stuart

Regular LCC readers know Doug Stuart well, and I know all attendees will be thrilled to meet him in person …

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Theology

Is Wealth a Sin?

Whenever statistics about inequality and the so-called “control of wealth” get published, the Progressive blogosphere goes wild and their social …

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Book Reviews

Work: Toil or Worship?

This is part three of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Book Reviews

Liveblogging “Public Jesus”

Tim Suttle, whose first book I reviewed here, recently published his second work, Public Jesus. The copy the publisher sent …

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Politics

Politics, Left and Right

Tim Suttle, author of An Evangelical Social Gospel? (which I reviewed here) recently posted an article in the Huffington Post …

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Book Reviews

“Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide” Book Review

It is certainly true that the Church has divided severely over issues throughout its 2,000-year history, but the last few …

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Libertarianism

Ron Paul is NOT Obama

In 2007 Barack Obama promised us Hope and Change. Change hardly came and hope is long gone. Even his most …

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Culture

What’s Wrong with Social Justice?

What does “social justice” mean?  To the extent that it is about justice  – outputs being aligned with inputs; effect …

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Christian Worldview

Thoughts on the word “We”

Progressive Christians deride libertarian individualism as contrary to the value system of the Kingdom of God. In their minds, to …

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News

Meet Doug Stuart

Norman’s Note: I have been blessed to get to know Doug Stuart over the last year, and what a pleasure …

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