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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 25, 2022

Former Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential candidate, Spike Cohen joins Doug Stuart for a discussion about politics, faith, and libertarian activism. Cohen, raised as a Messianic Jew, recounts some of his personal journey in and out of faith. Cohen explains how he became a libertarian and some significant moments in America's recent history where the left and right were very close to unifying on common cause. He then describes how he's come to understand the single most important issue that affects all others is the monopolization of the monetary system through the Federal Reserve. Responsibility for nearly ever grievance against societal problems and government can be laid squarely at the feet at the central bankers. 

Spike Cohen goes on to address some key issues with the broader freedom movement, including the ongoing divide between pragmatists and idealists. He describes this as "our own duopoly" explaining that both sides need each other and maintaining the divide is handicapping our ultimate goal. He's organized a non-profit called You are the Power, dedicated to grassroots municipal level activism with an effective approach. Cohen highlights one story about Pastor Moses and the city of Gastonia, NC that shutdown his homeless shelter, apparently, to secure tax dollars to finance government homeless programs. Finally, he answers the toughest question about how can possibly have a perfect relationship with his wife, Tasha.

 

Main Points of Discussion:

00:00    Introduction

01:33    How Spike Cohen became a libertarian

04:16    Personal journey with faith and libertarianism

09:49    The brief moments where the left and right were unified in their prophetic voice against empire

16:29    The Federal Reserve and control of the money system as the single most important topic

22:20    How big is your libertarian tent?

25:58    Libertarian messaging post-pandemic

31:00    Advice to libertarians embarrassing themselves on social media

34:01    “You are the Power” - Grassroots activism

38:46    Pastor Moses in Gastonia, NC - Homeless shelter shutdown

42:14    How do we get people interested in activism?

45:55    How do you have a perfect relationship with your wife?

48:32    Concluding thoughts

 

Resources Mentioned:

Spike Cohen: You Are the Power https://www.spikecohen.com/

 

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Nov 18, 2022

In this episode, Doug Stuart is joined by Dick Clark, co-author of Faith Seeking Freedom, to discuss questions related to a Christian's employment or service to the state.Clark is an attorney who is employed by the Nebraska Legislature. He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist, or radical libertarian, and so not a "beltway libertarian." Clark takes you through his thought process for what sorts of positions, jobs, offices, that someone can do in a particularly Christian way - that is, aligned with our calling as Christians. He also explains why some jobs should be considered off limits for the Christian.

 

Main Points of Discussion:

00:00    Introduction

01:46    What does Dick Clark do in government?

05:25    What kind of libertarian are you?

07:55    What is the difference between governance and government (the state)?

12:15    Is local government closer to obtaining the consent of the governed?

15:26    What system do we have and is it good? bad?

19:23    How does our calling as Christians ground how we participate in government?

22:24    Is it Christian to repeal welfare programs?

28:20    Would you work for a rival politician?

31:28    Can Christians participate in law enforcement?

42:53    Concluding Thoughts

 

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Nov 15, 2022

We're celebrating the 300th episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast! This episode was streamed live on Friday, November 11th, 2022. To commemorate this milestone, we announced a big new project: The Christians for Liberty Network (CFLN). This is a network of podcasts that share our mission of educating people about the intersection of faith and politics. Joining CFLN are Mike Maharrey of the Godarchy podcast, Jacob Winograd of the Biblical Anarchy (Daniel 3) podcast, and we've also launched a brand new podcast called the Reformed Libertarians podcast, with Kerry Baldwin and her co-host, Gregory Baus, who is new to LCI. In addition, LCI has re-launched Good News, Bad News, with Matthew Bellis, and the Faith Seeking Freedom podcast. We had a lot of fun with this announcement, as we also invited Doc Dixon back on as our special guest. And all the hosts took some friendly jabs at Doug Stuart, the host of our flagship show. Lots of roasting and good times were had, so enjoy the fun now if you didn't catch the livestream!

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Nov 4, 2022

Join Doug as he guest appears on Danial Winograd's Daniel 3 Biblical Anarchy Podcast to talk about how to read the Bible as a libertarian. Not only does Doug get into what he and LCI are up to, Doug and Jacob carry on an in-depth conversation about how many Christian libertarians misread the Bible, and how we can treat the Bible as authoritative without thinking of it like we do the constitution. Doug explains why Jesus wasn't a libertarian and how we can live in a world where the state keeps asking more from its citizens.

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