Tag: statolatry

History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Culture

The Halo Effect: Why People Trust the State

This is a guest post by Caleb Furlough. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in Human Factors …

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Christian Worldview

All Nations are “Under God”

Laurence Vance’s article on the pledge of allegiance elicited an excellent discussion from the LCC community. I’d like to perform my own …

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Theology

My Christian Brothers…

This is a guest post by Jim Fedako. He is a homeschooling father of six who lives in Lewis Center, …

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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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Events

Up For Debate – Christian Libertarianism and Al Mohler

Join me for what will undoubtedly be a memorable radio hour of discussing Christianity and libertarianism with esteemed theologian Al Mohler.

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Theology

Ye Shall Be As Gods

  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And …

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Christian Worldview

Sniper Theology

There came out of the woodwork after George W. Bush’s immoral, unjust, and unnecessary invasion, occupation, and destruction of Iraq …

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Libertarianism

25 Reasons I Could Never Be Elected

Today, being the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, is election day. Aside from the fact that I don’t …

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Christian Worldview

Militarism in American Churches

Since the United States launched the unnecessary, immoral, unjust, and senseless war in Iraq in 2003, the Christian blasphemy occurring …

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Christian Worldview

American Idol: How the State Attempts to Replace God

The Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference has come and gone, but now we get to post the videos from the …

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Libertarianism

The Cult of Statism

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Culture

The Religion of Statism

An image has been making the rounds on Facebook recently suggesting that statism is not much different from a religion. …

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Christian Worldview

Codependency, Christian Love, and Liberty

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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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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Culture

Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy

This guest post is by David Theroux, Founder and President of the Independent Institute. This two-part series was originally published …

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Libertarianism

The Cult of the Uniform

There are a number of distinctly American symbols that evoke feelings of pride, nationalism, and patriotism. There is the Constitution. …

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Libertarianism

Pulling Down Strongholds

I have a confession to make. I have been accused of writing with an agenda. I hereby plead guilty. For …

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Culture

If I were a pastor

I am not a pastor. I am not a minister. I am not a preacher. I am not a priest. …

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Theology

Follies of Christian Militarism

Introduction to War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism by Laurence Vance (Vance Publications, 2013), …

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Culture

You might be guilty of military idolatry if…

This past Memorial Day brought forth the usual military idolatry. What makes it worse, though, is that this military idolatry …

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Christian Worldview

The Idolatry of Statism

This guest post is by LCC reader Paul Maitrejean. Many Christians today are quick to leap to the defense of …

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Christian Worldview

Citizenship and Allegiance

Growing up I was taught to value the greatness and splendor that is The United States of America. For a …

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Featured

Theology doesn’t begin and end with Romans 13

On Easter Sunday, I joined a Facebook thread where the role of government and Romans 13 were discussed. A number …

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Theology

On Blessing the Troops

If you go to church at all you’ve probably heard the prayer requests: “Protect our troops in harm’s way,” “Shield …

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Culture

Who is to blame?

This guest post is by Cam Rea, frequent reader of LCC and member of the Christian Libertarian Facebook Group. Many …

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Politics

The Sinful State

This article is by Lew Rockwell and was originally published in his book Speaking of Liberty. Hardly anyone talks of …

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Christian Worldview

The United States: Not a Biblical Nation

This entry is part 38 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and Government …

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Christian Worldview

Biblical Nations are not States

This entry is part 35 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and Government …

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War and Peace

The Warmonger’s Lexicon

Defenders of U.S. wars and military interventions look like the majority of Americans. They also dress like them, eat like …

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