While the future is uncertain, there are trends that point toward potential threats to our financial future and well-being. Chuck Bentley of Crown Financial Ministries has identified seven potential threats to our economic well-being in his new book, Seven Gray Swans. He joins us to talk about a few of them and how Christians should respond to the growing threats of poor and unbiblical thinking.
How did Donald Trump and the Republican Party become the default party of rural America? How does small town politics relate to the polarization at the national level? Ross Benes, author of Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold, joins us to discuss his insightful memoir/analysis of Nebraskan politics, which in many ways reflects the political shifts in the past several decades across the United States.
Join the co-authors of Faith Seeking Freedom to get a "behind the scenes" look at the the book's creation and the content of Chapter 2: The Libertarian Basics.
Recently, Doug and Norman joined Josh Murtagh on his podcast, The Two Things You Shouldn't Talk About, and talked about religion and politics, in particular, what a libertarian Christian perspective on social life is.
Recently all four authors of Faith Seeking Freedom joined Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio to discuss the intersection between faith and politics. They also took listener questions sent in while they were on the air. Enjoy this extended episode!
Join the co-authors of Faith Seeking Freedom to get a "behind the scenes" look at the the book's creation and the content of Chapter 1: Why Should I Care About Politics?
Kurt Willems of the Theology Curator podcast joins us to talk about why Jesus was political, how Jesus did politics, and how the church today can follow in the footsteps of Jesus when living publicly. Kurt also gives us his feedback on LCI’s latest book, Faith Seeking Freedom.
The Libertarian Christian Roundtable, featuring Jason Rink who was at the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C., discusses the experience of the January 6 protest/riot/insurrection/kerfuffle (nobody knows what to call it!), as well as the mindset behind those at the rally, and the truth about what really happened.
Kerry Baldwin & Dick Clark recently appeared on the Decentralized Revolution podcast of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus to discuss LCI's new book, "Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions". In this interview, they get into a lot of interesting details and nuances not discussed in other interviews about the book so far, and it's a lot of fun.
Doug welcomes to the show Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center and his friend Colby to discuss the topic of Federalism: What is it ideally? How is it supposed to work? How does it work in reality? How does the US model compare to other representative governments? How should libertarians value Federalism? ....and much more!
In the final episode of 2020, Norman, Matthew, and Kerry join Doug for an extended episode with a heartfelt discussion about 2020. They reflect on their own experience with the pandemic, how it affected their church and families, as well as what pleasant surprises came about during the year. And don’t forget to stay tuned after the credits to hear the battle between Matt and Kerry over patriarchalism and feminism.
In this episode, Doug and Norman talk Church history with Prof. John Mark Hicks of Lipscomb University. Dr. Hicks's recent book Resisting Babel discusses the life and thought of David Lipscomb, an important historical figure in the American Churches of Christ in the 19th century. Living in Tennessee through the Civil War, his experience of the war greatly shaped his views on the state, and many people he influenced took a stand against violence entirely and refused to fight either for the Confederacy or the Union army during their conscription acts. Lipscomb's influence on the Churches of Christ as a "peace church" lasted until the mid-20th century. Resisting Babel was edited by Dr. Hicks and had contributions from multiple scholars from Church of Christ universities.
Ronald Bailey from Reason.com joins us to talk about his new book (co-authored with Marian Tupy), Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know. We discuss why people are unaware of the global trends, why some data doesn’t tell the whole story, and what humanity can do to keep the progress going.
Austin Rogers joins us to talk about his new book, The Third Temptation: Rethinking the Role of the Church in Politics. Austin believes that many in the church today have succumbed to the temptation to make political power their authority rather than Jesus Christ, and that there’s a better way to think about the role of the church and the role of the state in society.
In this episode, Doug Stuart and Kerry Baldwin are interviewed by Mike Maharrey of the GodArchy Podcast and the Tenth Amendment Center about LCI's new book, Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions, a Q&A book designed to help libertarian Christians answer common objections to libertarianism from a Christian perspective. Doug and Kerry discuss why they decided to write the book, the challenges they faced, and a few of the tough questions themselves. They also take a couple of rabbit-trails along the way that lead to further interesting discussion.
Learning history can be boring and tedious, and not knowing how to connect events, characters, and movements can be frustrating. Jeff Nichols joins us to discuss how to do history and to share with us how he approaches history on his new podcast, History Comes Alive.
Fr. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, joins us today to discuss his journey from Marxist to free marketeer, and how he makes the moral case for a free economy. He also discusses why he is not fond of the term "libertarian" or "capitalism", as well as how his Catholic faith informs how he advocates for human freedom.
Kevin Vallier is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He works primarily in political philosophy, ethics, Political Economy, and the philosophy of religion. He is the author of over forty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, four edited volumes, and three book, including "Must Politics Be War? Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society". His followup book, and the topic of today's conversation, is "Trust in a Polarized Age".
LCI announces a new book called Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions, a Q&A book designed to help libertarian Christians answer common objections to libertarianism from a Christian perspective. Join the authors for a discussion on the book’s development, why we wrote it, and how you can get a copy!
In this episode, Dr. Norman Horn is interviewed by Mike Maharrey of the GodArchy Podcast and the Tenth Amendment Center. They discuss how libertarian philosophy meshes with Christian theology, as well as Norman's spiritual/political journey and the work of LCI.
Our very own Dr. Norman Horn talks about how Christians and non-Christians alike abuse science. Whether through sloppy thinking or simply being mistaken about the origins of the scientific method, Dr. Horn elucidates how Christians and libertarians should think about science public policy, and our faith.
Beth Silvers from the Pantsuits Politics podcast joins us to talk about her book, "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations", where we discuss how to have healthy conflict in political discussions, why a sports metaphor doesn't work for politics, and whether or not this is the most important election of our lifetime.
In this episode of the LCI Roundtable, we discuss the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and whether she deserves all the attention she's getting from both sides of the aisle. What were her contributions? Is she at all responsible for legal abortion in America? To evaluate this, we discuss several Supreme Court cases related to abortion, why they were significant, just who were rendering those decision. And close it off by calling out a very prominent pastor and theologian who believes the libertarians have a problematic view of abortion. You don't want to miss this episode; it's not what you're expecting.
Why should Christians, conservatives, and libertarians reject the death penalty? Hannah Cox from Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty joins us to talk about why she believes those who believe in limited government and justice should advocate for ending the death penalty.
Jared Byas of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People joins us to talk about his new book, Love Matters More: How Fighting to be Right Keeps us from Loving like Jesus. Jared and Doug discuss the nature of truth and the relationship between truth and love.