Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Christian and Libertarian Resources

This blog is dedicated to looking at current events from a libertarian and Christian viewpoint. However,
you might not see me cover every single thing out there. But there are those out there who cover things that you might not see covered on the blog.

So I decided to list several resources I would recommend for more libertarian and Christian stuff:
  1. The greatest libertarian website of all time, in my opinion. It is headed by Llewellyn ("Lew") Rockwell. Founded by Llewellyn Rockwell and Burton Blumert, it is dedicated to the ideas of libertarian anarcho-capitalism (though it is equally valuable for the non-anarchist such as I) as espoused by Murray N. Rothbard, to whom this site is dedicated to. The webmaster is Eric Garris, though Lew Rockwell is ultimately the head of the website. See the columnists for right here.
  2. The official website of the Ludwig von Mises Institute founded by Llewellyn Rockwell, Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, Lawrence Fertig, and F. A. Hayek, with permission from Margit von Mises, the late widow of economist Ludwig von Mises, whose name and ideas the institute is dedicated to. The organization is the premier source for Austrian economics and libertarian/classical liberal philosophy and political theory. It is dedicated to the legacies of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, the 20th century's two greatest libertarians. Llewellyn Rockwell is president, Patricia Barnett is executive vice president and Joseph Salerno is academic vice president.
  3. The official website for The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), led by Jacob Hornberger and Sheldon Richman
  4. This is the premier site for foreign policy writing, edited by John Glaser and directed by Justin Raimondo, whose columns are superb, in my humble opinion.
  5. This is really good for Reformed and Baptist Christians. It focuses on the intersection of libertarianism and Christianity like LCC, though from a more Calvinist perspective. The host is C. Jay Engel.
  6. (LCC): This is an excellent website for the intersection on biblical Christianity and libertarianism; I especially enjoy the columns by Norman Horn (the host), Laurence Vance and others.
  7. This is my go-to website for news from a Christian perspective
  8. the official website of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the first ever American libertarian organization; the current president in Lawrence Reed.
  9. Robert Wenzel and Chris Rossini cover economics, politics, libertarianism and other stuff 24/7.
  10. The website for the premier evangelical magazine today
  11. Some wonderful resources for apologetics from a Christian perspective
  12. Another good resource for apologetics from a Christian perspective
  13. The official website of Christian apologist Norman Geisler
  14. For reading the Bible online.
  15. The official website of Independent Institute, headed by David J. Theroux, a Christian libertarian; their blog, The Beacon, is also wonderful. A critically acclaimed libertarian think tank, as is evidenced by the raves it has received.
I will include more libertarian resources in a future blog post, and I might even compile a list of libertarian resources myself; however, these are the essential websites

If you are looking for a list of libertarian resources, here are two lists:

The Top 100 Libertarian Blogs and Websites from The Humble Libertarian

The Resources Page at

If you want to know whether libertarianism and Christianity are compatible, here are some resources:

For basic libertarian theory, I would introduce you to these articles:

And for Austrian economics, which is what many libertarians believe, I would recommend these two essays by Henry Hazlitt: "What Is Austrian Economics?" and "Understanding Austrian Economics."
On why Austrian economics is attractive, listen to this lecture from Thomas E. Woods. And has a series called Essentials of Austrian Economics, where they will cover Austrian economics, so please follow that as well, as you will learn much from that as you will from (the premier source for Austrian economics).

Now, I would like to note that this list is not the be-all, end-all of resource recommendations. There is the resource pages at the Humble Libertarian and that I listed before, and there is my links and resources page on the upper tab, which is much longer but just as worthwhile.

And please don't forget my Thursday edition of Revisiting the Classics, where I revisit classic articles, excerpts, and chapters on libertarianism and/or Christianity. 

Honorable mentions:
  • Scott Lazarowitz's Blog
  • Lions of Liberty: Hosted by Marc Clair, Brian McWilliams and others, this wonderful blog has many wonderful things to look at, as well as their important Mondays with Murray edition, which analyzes the view Murray Rothbard had on a variety of issues.
  • Free Advice: Blog of Austrian economist and Christian Robert P. Murphy
  • Freeman's Perspective: This enlightening blog by Paul Rosenberg, founder and chairman of Cryptohippie, gives us insightful commentary
  • Pro Libertate: The blog of Christian individualist William Norman Grigg covers the issue of police brutality and exposes the armed thugs that populate much of law enforcement today.
  • The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity: Ron Paul's think tank, with such people as Daniel McAdams, Walter Block, Lew Rockwell and Eric Margolis heading the board, the think tank explores the pressing issues of American foreign policy, war, and Middle Eastern conflicts.

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