Tag: society

Libertarianism

Constitutional Restraints on Power

American political institutions presuppose certain convictions about human nature, the worth and prerogatives of persons, the meaning of life, the distinction between right and wrong, and the destiny of the individual. The Colonists came to their understanding of these matters as heirs of the intellectual and religious heritage of Christendom—the culture whose shaping forces ‘sprang from ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome.

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Book Reviews

Seven Gray Swans in the American Economy

The topic of how Christians ought to manage their finances through evolving political and economic environments can be a tricky …

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Libertarianism

Transcending Identity Politics

We sometimes hear conversations which contain claims like, “Jews are so sneaky,” or “Christians are so intolerant,” or “Asians are …

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Libertarianism

The Creation Story, Part II: the Responsibility of Adam and Eve

In The Creation Story, Part I, we discussed the Hebrew term ha-adam. God creates ha-adam out of nothing (creatio ex …

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Libertarianism

The Slave and the Aristocrat

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in his book, The Antichrist: “Christianity has taken the side of everything weak, base, ill-constituted, it has …

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Libertarianism

Why Social Institutions Matter for Human Flourishing

The Libertarian Christian Institute outlines five core values, the third of which is that “Social Institutions Matter for Human Flourishing.” …

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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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Theology

The Stone Table

C.S. Lewis had some interesting things to say about humanity in his children’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, and …

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War and Peace

The Tragedy of the Seven Samurai

All artistic masterpieces have something in common, according to René Girard. Akira Kurosawa’s movie Seven Samurai, better known to western …

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Politics

Diagnosis: Institutionalized Codependency

Boundaries are one of the most fundamental principles for libertarians. They are essential for delineating personal property and bodily autonomy. …

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Christian Worldview

How to Keep Calm and Carry On in Turbulent Times

Who believes in the invisible hand nowadays? Keynesian techniques are the only techniques we can confidently expect to be implemented …

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Libertarianism

All States Violate Liberty

Today’s guest post is by Paul LaScola. Consider the proposition that a condition of individual liberty exists if all individuals …

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History

Sinful Nature and the Question of the State’s Necessity

Among Christian libertarians, as with other libertarians, there are differing views concerning the legitimacy, necessity, and inevitability of the state. For …

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Theology

Circumcision and the “War on Self-Pollution”

Disclaimer: LCI posts articles representing a broad range of views from authors who identify as both Christian and libertarian. Of …

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Culture

How Blaming “Toxic Masculinity” Perpetuates Violence

Recently, one of my friends on Facebook brought up the question of why there is presently such a heavy emphasis …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Voting

“Have you voted today?” I remember uttering these words when calling up random, local people on the phone hours before …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Democracy

Democracy is one of the great gods of Western civilization. “We are part of something providential,” said John McCain in …

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Politics

Power Politics in the Name of Love

Christians in America continue to wrestle with the challenge of how best to engage politically following the corrosive aftermath of …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Authority

Human beings are often told to do stuff on the sheer basis of “authority” alone. “Listen to your teacher.” Why? …

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Media

Christ vs the Crowd: My Interview with Jordan B Peterson

Coinciding with the release of his new book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson …

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Politics

Start With Jesus As King

American Christians just can’t quit our addiction to power. We have no problem with the notion that a majority should …

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Politics

We Are All Racists Now

Race Actually Matters for Believers … Just Not the Way You Think (We Are All Racists Now) by Rev. Jacob …

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Politics

Why I’m Triggered by Knee-Jerk Reactions

After a tragic event like the one brought on by a white terrorist in Las Vegas, predicting the ensuing social …

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism Wins Hands Down (Over Conservatism)

Review of Nathan W. Schlueter and Nikolai G. Wenzel, Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? The Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate …

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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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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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Economics

What’s Next For Liberty?

* Today’s guest post comes from Justin Nguyen, founder and Director of Nguyen Solutions, a Christian libertarian-owned startup currently crowdfunding …

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Libertarianism

A Christian Defense of Capitalism

*Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Alex Tokarev of Northwood University. As an economist at Northwood University, I teach the …

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History

America’s Choice: Splitting Our Baby in Half

Human desire is a magnetic force. Whenever a person desires something, the desire takes hold of their whole being. Another …

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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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