The Libertarian Christian Podcast

Libertarian Christian Institute

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. read less
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Episodes

Ep 361: The Three Languages of Politics, with Arnold Kling
26-01-2024
Ep 361: The Three Languages of Politics, with Arnold Kling
Arnold Kling, author of The Three Languages of Politics, joins us to discuss the complexities of political discourse and the tribalism that often underpins our beliefs and interactions. Throughout the episode, Klings dissects the challenges of communicating within the political sphere and the underlying motivations that drive these discussions. Kling introduces a three-axes model of politics, shedding light on the beliefs and motivations behind the "oppressor-oppressed," "barbarism-civilization," and "coercion-liberty" axes. The conversation extends into the influence of education and the widening gap between different groups, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode explores the intricacies of using language and persuasion in political discourse, delving into the impact of motivated reasoning and the difficulty of applying the scientific method to political discussions. The hosts and guest also explore the evolving landscape of public discourse, where issues related to oppression and social justice activism take center stage. The complex nature of political discourse is a challenge to fostering genuine understanding and communication. With an emphasis on nuanced thinking and a keen recognition of the multi-faceted nature of political perspectives, this episode promises to be an engaging exploration into the heart of political discourse. Additional Resources: Buy The Three Languages of Politics Here: https://www.libertarianism.org/books/three-languages-politicshttp://arnoldkling.comhttps://arnoldkling.substack.com/Martin Guri: Revolt of the PublicRauch: Constitution of KnowledgeJeffrey Friedman: libertarian who is constantly questioning libertarianism Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com
Ep 360: How Cities Emerged as Centers of Progress, with Chelsea Follett
12-01-2024
Ep 360: How Cities Emerged as Centers of Progress, with Chelsea Follett
Chelsea Follett, author of Centers of Progress, 40 Cities That Changed the World, joins us to discuss the topic of human progress and how cities emerged as centers of progress for humanity. Chelsea's book takes listeners on an intellectual and historical tour of cities' golden ages, providing a fascinating exploration of the rise and fall of different cities, and their profound impact on progress and freedom. From lesser-known places to globally renowned metropolises, the conversation delves into the surprising innovations and achievements that have shaped our world. The discussion also uncovers the universal conditions for progress, challenging preconceived notions about the drivers of societal advancement. Through thought-provoking insights and engaging anecdotes, they shed light on the undeniable link between urbanization, autonomy, and the human experience. Join us as we embark on a journey through history, unraveling the intricate connection between cities, freedom, and progress, and uncovering the enduring influence of urban environments on the pursuit of prosperity and liberty. Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute that seeks to educate the public on the global improvements in well‐being by providing free empirical data on long‐term developments. Additional Resources HumanProgress.orgCenters of ProgressFollow Chelsea on X Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com
Re-Issue: Ep 15: Peter Enns on Biblical Interpretation, Trusting God, and a Life of Faith
05-01-2024
Re-Issue: Ep 15: Peter Enns on Biblical Interpretation, Trusting God, and a Life of Faith
On this episode, the always insightful (and frequently controversial) biblical scholar Dr. Peter Enns joins the show to talk to us about the journey of faith, trusting God, how to disagree with other Christians, pitfalls in biblical interpretation, and much more. Those familiar with Enns’ work typically have a strong opinion either for or against him. The listener is of course free to reach his or her own conclusions, though we will say that a number of us at the Libertarian Christian Institute — even those who strongly differ from Enns on some points — have greatly appreciated and benefited from his material over the years.Sooner or later, we all go through uncertain times in the Christian life. Who among us hasn’t felt scared, uncertain, or confused, and unable to voice our thoughts from fear of being made into a church pariah? One permeating theme of Enns’ work is that biblical faith is about trusting in God and moving forward even during these times; another is that being faithful to the Scripture requires us to come to it on its own terms, not ours. And all of this has tremendous relevance for how we relate to other believers in a way that honors Christ and unifies the Church, rather than furthers division.If you feel compelled to deconstruct this episode, please consider doing a grammatical-historical word study of the transcript first.(Re-Mastered for Re-Issue.)Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com