Three Questions for Christian Libertarians with Alex Bernardo (part 2/2)
Today’s episode is part two of my conversation with Alex Bernardo, host of the Protestant Libertarian Podcast. In this episode, I’ve asked Alex about three specific things libertarians believe: 1) Libertarians say things like “Taxation is theft.” How is it theft? Aren’t taxes the price we pay for living in a civilized society? 2) Drugs hurt people, so why do libertarians want drugs to be legal? 3) Bad people do bad things in other parts of the world. Why shouldn’t the US intervene? I also asked Alex about some entry-level resources for anyone interested to hear more about this political and economic philosophy. He mentioned: Alex’s Protestant Libertarian Podcast: https://libertarianchristians.com/shows/protestant-libertarian-podcast/ The Libertarian Christian Institute has an extensive collection of articles, podcasts, and other resources to peruse: https://libertarianchristians.com/ Alex also mentioned Reason Magazine, the Mises Institute, and AntiWar.com as other places for gaining a variety of libertarian perspectives on different issues.
What is Christian Libertarianism? with Alex Bernardo (part 1/2)
Today on the podcast I interview Alex Bernardo, host of the Protestant Libertarian Podcast. In this first of a two-part conversation, Alex and I talk about how he became a libertarian (it might have something to do with him being a public school teacher), what is libertarianism, and does libertarianism have any biblical basis. We talked candidly and honestly, and I hope you come away from our conversation feeling inspired to dig more deeply into your own beliefs about politics. Alex mentioned a few resources in our discussion. Alex’s Protestant Libertarian Podcast: https://libertarianchristians.com/shows/protestant-libertarian-podcast/ The Libertarian Christian Institute has an extensive collection of articles, podcasts, and other resources to peruse: https://libertarianchristians.com/ Alex also mentioned Reason Magazine, the Mises Institute, and AntiWar.com as other places for gaining a variety of libertarian perspectives on different issues.
Harding University Centennial Lectureship Recap and Review
Joining me on the podcast is Luke Dockery, Youth In Family Minister for the Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy, AR, and John David Alston, Youth Minister for the Kings Crossing Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, TX. Today we talk about some highlights of Harding University's Centennial Lectureship, which lectures we liked the most, and why we love going to lectureship.
Why the Gospel? with Matthew Bates
Today I sit down with Matthew Bates, professor of Theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois to discuss two of his more recent books, Why the Gospel? Living the Good News of King Jesus with Purpose, and Salvation By Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King. Bates has argued convincingly that “faith” in the New Testament means much more than “belief,” and that what God calls us to better described as fidelity, faithfulness, and allegiance. He also shares with me the intriguing idea of how God graciously shares his glory with humans–and that our salvation involves spreading God’s glory throughout creation. You can keep with Dr. Bates at his website: https://matthewwbates.com/index.php
Catching Up with Con Campbell
Today I catch up with one of my favorite New Testament scholars, Constantine Campbell. Con has written two books this, an excellent commentary on Ephesians, and a provocative book on the problems facing American evangelicalism. In our interview, we discuss how the spiritual worldview of the #Bible informs both the issues which faced the Ephesians during Paul’s time as well as politically interested Christians today. You can check out Con’s work at his website: https://www.constantinecampbell.info/. And you can order his newest books from Amazon: The Letter to the Ephesians: https://www.amazon.com/Letter-Ephesians-Pillar-Testament-Commentary/dp/0802875858/ref=sr_1_1?crid=FPB066B2OZH8&keywords=campbell+ephesians&qid=1683491394&sprefix=campbell+ephesians%2Caps%2C388&sr=8-1 Jesus v. Evangelicals: A Biblical Critique of a Wayward Movement: https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-v-Evangelicals-Biblical-Critique/dp/0310135443/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3M3UOQGFSDJPE&keywords=jesus+v.+evangelicals+a+biblical+critique+of+a+wayward+movement&qid=1696347799&sprefix=jesus+v.+evangelicals%2Caps%2C113&sr=8-1