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Reformed Libertarians Podcast on Dare to Think

Summary – Reformed Libertarians Podcast with Gregory Baus 

Today, I’m announcing a new podcast that I’ve been working on and will be co-hosting. Many of you know that I’m a Reformed Christian who is also libertarian. But what you may not realize, is the extent to which my libertarian views are grounded in the Reformed faith. For the past years, I’ve been one of the only Reformed libertarians with a major platform.

This has created a challenge to me to provide content on seemingly disparate topics, but this takes away from my ability to focus in the topics I’m better known for and would prefer to refine my focus on. So today, I’m making an announcement about this new project with my friend and colleague, Gregory Baus. I will be co-hosting this new podcast, in addition to this podcast, Dare to Think – which will only get better. I’m excited about the opportunities.

Join me, Kerry Baldwin with Gregory Baus, as we Dare to Think about introducing libertarianism to the Reformed world.

Main Points of Discussion

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:26 How we came to start the Reformed Libertarians Podcast; Previous episodes with Gregory Baus on culture
  • 02:56 What’s the purpose of having a Reformed perspective of libertarianism; Definition of libertarianism
  • 04:48 Typical Objections: “Profit over people” or “Do whatever we want”; Austrian Economic Theory; “If we care about human life, society, this warrants coercing groups to get along”; Principles of justice, morality, conception of human nature, nature of society and how it operates
  • 10:14 Didn’t John Calvin believe in using the magistrate to enforce Christianity? Reformed churches came to confess disestablishmentarian
  • 13:42 What about Christian Nationalism? Mixture of more or less precise of Christian Nationalism create confusion and rejects the best Reformed Covenant Theology
  • 16:28 Is libertarianism is a viable idea to begin with? When is the optimal time explore the ideas of freedom and prosperity? Shouldn’t we just make the best out of the system we have? Overton Window: a set of ideas which are “thinkable.”
  • 21:23 Not a political commentary podcast; Mission of Reformed Libertarians

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The Reformed Libertarians Podcast is a project of the Libertarian Christian Institute  and a member of the Christians for Liberty Network

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