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Join the Libertarian Christian Institute as each week they explore, debate, and analyze the issues that are directly relevant to the intersection of Christianity and liberty. Always thoughtful, frequently controversial, and never boring (trust us), it is our hope and prayer that The Libertarian Christian Podcast serve as a valuable resource to the Church for years to come.

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The Libertarian Christian Podcast Christians for Liberty

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 203 Ratings

Join the Libertarian Christian Institute as each week they explore, debate, and analyze the issues that are directly relevant to the intersection of Christianity and liberty. Always thoughtful, frequently controversial, and never boring (trust us), it is our hope and prayer that The Libertarian Christian Podcast serve as a valuable resource to the Church for years to come.

If you'd like to reach out to us and ask a question or submit some feedback, you can reach us at podcast@libertarianchristians.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and of course, our website, libertarianchristians.com.

    Re-Issue: Ep 111: Free is Beautiful, with Randy England

    Re-Issue: Ep 111: Free is Beautiful, with Randy England

    Randy England joins us to talk about his book, Free is Beautiful, a tremendous work on the foundations of libertarianism from a biblical and Church history perspective.
    (Re-Mastered for Re-Issue.)
    Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 48 min
    Ep 366: How to Use the Book of Common Prayer, with Drew Keane

    Ep 366: How to Use the Book of Common Prayer, with Drew Keane

    Doug Stuart sits down with liturgy scholar Drew Keane to delve into the ancient Christian practice of scripted worship through the lens of the Book of Common Prayer. As a co-editor of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer international edition and coauthor of How to Use the Book of Common Prayer, Keane brings a wealth of knowledge and a personal passion to the discussion.
    First they discuss liturgy and its role in the Church, examining the conservative nature of language in Christian liturgy, the theological depth found within traditional phrasing, and the transformative power of structured prayer. Keane shares his fascinating journey with the Book of Common Prayer, from his high school days to his extensive doctoral research, revealing the significance of this historical text in guiding public worship and personal devotions.
    Keane also sheds light on the historical context of the prayer book, dating back to the16th century, and how the 1552 edition brought new demands on laity participation, marked by a call to prayer via church bells.
    Listen in as Keane explains how the Book of Common Prayer is designed to help individuals humble themselves before God, engage with scripture, and pray expansively, following the scriptural mandates to pray even for one's enemies. We discuss the practical aspects of using the Book of Common Prayer for morning and evening prayer, enabling believers to read through the scriptures annually and expand their spiritual practices.
    Keane closes with heartfelt encouragement for listeners to discover the benefits of this ancient practice for themselves.
    Dive into the enduring legacy of the Book of Common Prayer and how it continues to shape faithful lives today. For those interested in exploring this topic further, How to Use the Book of Common Prayer is available through various retailers, including IVP's website and Amazon, and will be coming soon to Logos Bible software. Visit drewkeane.com to learn more about Drew Keane's work.
    Whether you're looking to understand the basics of liturgical worship or seeking to enrich your current prayer life, this episode offers a compelling guide to integrating the wisdom of The Book of Common Prayer into your spiritual journey.
    Additional Resources
    Drew Keane's website: https://www.drewkeane.com/ 1662 Book of Common Prayer: https://www.amazon.com/1662-Book-Common-Prayer-International-ebook/dp/B08CQVKPCR/ How to Use the Book of Common Prayer: https://www.amazon.com/How-Use-Book-Common-Prayer/dp/1514007479/Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 35 min
    Re-Issue: Ep 95: A Case for Open Border and Trade Policy, with Jason Brennan

    Re-Issue: Ep 95: A Case for Open Border and Trade Policy, with Jason Brennan

    Libertarians are known for their advocacy of free choice, free association, and free movement. But are there boundaries or limits to this openness? Dr. Jason Brennan of Georgetown University joins us to talk what it means to advocate for global justice, and why it means being open borders and free trade. In the book he makes a rigorous defense for positive-sum interactions because global justice demands it.
    (Re-Mastered for Re-Issue.)
    Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 56 min
    Ep 365: Good Neighbor, Bad Citizen, with Domenic Scarcella

    Ep 365: Good Neighbor, Bad Citizen, with Domenic Scarcella

    Doug Stuart sits down with Domenic Scarcella, author of Good Neighbor, Bad Citizen: Reflections on the Core Social Conflict Revealed by Jesus Christ's Way of the Cross, to dive into the complex relationship between faith, being a good neighbor, and the expectations of citizenship. Scarcella unpacks the provocative themes of his book, crafted to challenge and enrich the reader's spiritual journey in under an hour, making it an ideal companion for devotion or quiet contemplation during Passion Week.
    Throughout the episode, Scarcella discusses the significant shifts in Christian thought since Constantine’s era, highlighting how these changes have blurred the lines between ecclesiastical loyalty and civic duty. Citing the Good Samaritan parable, he emphasizes Jesus' teachings on the juxtaposition of societal roles and personal empathy, urging a return to the gospel's raw truths over societal impositions.
    Listeners will engage with Scarcella's critique of modern Christianity's approach to scripture, his advocacy for deep and cognitive consideration of the Bible, and the importance of "insourcing ethics" rather than outsourcing them. His insights into the cognitive empathy presented in biblical narratives, and the competing loyalties faced by believers navigating being a good neighbor against being a good citizen, furnish a thought-provoking discussion.
    Additional Resources:
    Amazon (paperback & Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Good-Neighbor-Bad-Citizen-Reflections/dp/B0CL36FXWS/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Barnes&Noble (paperback & Nook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book/1144379266?ean=9798855665802Lulu (paperback): https://www.lulu.com/shop/domenic-scarcella/good-neighbor-bad-citizen/paperback/product-je56729.html?page=1&pageSize=4Domenic's Substack: https://GoodNeighborBadCitizen.substack.comConnect with Domenic on X: https://twitter.com/GoodNeighBadCitConnect with Domenic on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/domenicscarcella/Connect with Domenic on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dom.scarcella/ Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 33 min
    Re-Issue: Ep 90: What Makes Us Wealthy? with Deirdre McCloskey

    Re-Issue: Ep 90: What Makes Us Wealthy? with Deirdre McCloskey

    What explains the wealth of the modern age? Was it capital? Institutions? Slave-holding? Why do some countries seem to have an economic advantage over others? Are the fears of progressives about wealth inequality worth paying attention to? Economist, historian, and prolific author Deirdre McCloskey joins us to talk about the key factor that precipitated the wild success of the modern world.
    (Re-Mastered for Re-Issue.)
    Show Notes:
    Deirdre's WebsiteBourgeois VirtuesThe Bourgeois DealAudio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 364: Faith, Allegiance, and Empire: Exploring Political Theology with Preston Sprinkle

    Ep 364: Faith, Allegiance, and Empire: Exploring Political Theology with Preston Sprinkle

    Join us as host Doug Stuart welcomes Preston Sprinkle, accomplished author and president of Theology in the Raw. Together, they tackle the weighty topics of politics, allegiance, and the teachings of Jesus as explored in Sprinkle's latest book, Exiles: The Church in the Shadow of Empire.
    Dive into a discussion that journeys through the political implications wrapped in Jesus' teachings and their connection to contemporary issues such as power dynamics, citizenship, and nonviolence. Sprinkle dissects the often misunderstood statement about "rendering unto Caesar," unpacking the rich historical and contextual background that reframes this passage far beyond a simple lesson on taxation.
    The episode further delves into the pressing question of what it means to give "allegiance" in a biblical sense. Listeners are invited to reflect on the concept of faith as not just intellectual assent, but a soul-deep commitment that challenges notions of political and national loyalty, especially within the American evangelical context.
    Sprinkle and Stuart wrestle with the deep-seated views often conflating patriotism with faith, tackling the complex issues of submitting to government authorities, engaging with empire mentality, and what repentance looked like in the 1st century.
    Prepare for a deep examination of the essence of being strangers and sojourners in God's kingdom as Preston provides a fresh understanding of Romans 13 and advocate for a life lived in the tension between respect for earthly governance and ultimate devotion to a higher King. 
    This episode is essential listening for those seeking to unravel the interplay between their Christian faith and political surroundings, urging believers to consider their true allegiance and what it means to be a part of a global, multi-ethnic body of Christ.

    Additional Resources:
    Theology in the Rawcenterforfaith.comLCP interview with Nilay Saiya: https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/prophetic-witness-christian-nationalism-nilay-saiya/LCP Interview with Preston on LGBTQ: https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/christianity-lgbtq-preston-sprinkle/ Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

    • 42 min

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