About Mere Liberty

vision

challenge & rethink paradigms

To reignite curiosity and thoughtful reflection by challenging and rethinking paradigms in politics, religion, and culture and passionately promote human freedom and flourishing. 

theologically reformed

On theological matters, you’ll notice that I take a historic reformed (Calvinist) perspective. Because I take a Reformational approach to philosophy, my work is not inherently Scholastic.

philosophically libertarian

Mere Liberty is not exclusive neutral in its philosophy; genuine neutrality is impossible. Though there is opportunity to discuss the merits and demerits of any given philosophy, I take a distinctly libertarian approach to political philosophy. Reformational philosophy is the broader school of thought that I use as well.

mission

teaches and reflects

Publishing content which teaches and reflects on truth written into the fabric of reality, revealed through Scripture and God’s created order, that appreciates and respects the complex, irreducible nature of it, and aims at inspiring and reorienting human action toward human freedom and flourishing.


 

Mere Liberty is about liberty at its most fundamental core. It’s stripping away the rhetoric that we’ve become accustomed to hearing, and challenging the paradigms that face us today. The negative effect of these paradigms are also polarizing and we need to find a way past the stalemate.

Mere Liberty is not about politics per se, rather it’s about the philosophies (and theology) behind the problems presented in politics and culture. Challenging the manner in which we see these problems will push us to think beyond mere political solutions that in effect isolate us from own responsibility, and eschewing responsibility means relinquishing our associated freedoms.

values

appreciating the complexity of the created order

orthodoxy

What is regarded as true or correcting thinking.

non-reductive

Ontology is irreducible; necessarily complex.

socratic

Inquiry-based discovery aimed at orthodoxy.

orthopraxy

Converting orthodoxy into correct practice, action

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of a slave but of the free woman. For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.”