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Lew Rockwell on Immigration: The Mild Statism of Secular Libertarianism

Few things are more commonly misunderstood than the nature and meaning of theocracy. It is commonly assumed to be a dictatorial rule by self-appointed men who claim to rule for God. In reality, theocracy in Biblical law is the closest thing to a radical libertarianism that can be had.1 These words by Rushdoony have often […]

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Leithart’s Baptized Tower of Babel

In my opinion, church trials against the Federal Vision won’t have any success. The reason is, they never address the real problem in the theology of the Federal Vision movement. The focus of the prosecution is always on the wording of the confessions, and how Federal Vision authors use or misuse that wording. The reality […]

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Missions in the Big Cities (2)

(Continued from here.) The Nuclear Family The Biblical model for the family is the nuclear family: a man, his wife, and their dependent children. No matter what situation the family is in, the Bible does not prescribe any additional covenantal authority over the husband; there is no concept of extended family, or a clan, as […]

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Christian Culture vs. Clan Culture

If the church fail in its duty, the temporal lords may rightly and lawfully deprive it of its temporal possessions; the judgment of such failure lying not with the theologian but with the civil politician. Imagine a nation where such is the fundamental presupposition for all church-state relations: The civil government officials keep the churches […]

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The Rhetoric at the Foundation of Capitalism, and the Ethics at the Foundation of That Rhetoric

(This is a lecture I delivered on October 20, 2012, to the Fourth Annual Adam Smith Forum in Moscow Russia, organized by the Libertarian Party of Russia. The lecture was part of a panel discussion on the “Moral Sentiments of Capitalism,” with Deirdre McCloskey of Chicago University and Tom Palmer of Cato Institute.) It is […]

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