Kerry Baldwin Independent Researcher • Writer • Podcaster
INTJ, puzzles, brain teasers, historical libraries, piano and cinematic music
Areas of Study
(Kuypernian) Neocalvinism, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology
Reformational Philosophy, Libertarianism, Anarchism (Legal Pluralism), (Anti-)Feminism
Complementarian/Egalitarian Debate, Abortion, Abuse/Manipulation in the Church
Arizona State University,
Summa cum laude
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
U.S. Air Force
I am an independent researcher and writer with a B.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University. In addition to the articles and podcasts I have here on my website, MereLiberty.com, I’m also a regular contributor for the Libertarian Christian Institute.
My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson; challenging readers to rethink prevailing paradigms in politics, theology, and culture. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian and member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, whose most influential founder was J. Gresham Machen, an outspoken libertarian and defender of Christian orthodoxy.
I became a libertarian, like so many others have in recent years, through exposure to the ideas of Ron Paul and a re-acquaintance with the US Constitution. In late 2016, I was introduced to the works of Roderick T. Long, Gary Chartier, and Gerard Casey (among others), and became convinced of anarchism. I hold libertarian anarchism to be properly grounded in Reformed Christian convictions, and find an alternative to patriarchialism, feminism, egalitarianism, and complementarianism in a Reformed perspective.
I am a single, homeschooling mother of three and the librarian for my congregation. I enjoy outdoor activities in the Jemez mountains near her home, and stereotypically introverted hobbies such as puzzles and brain teasers, reading, and learning more about herbal and nutritional medicine. I enjoy studying Reformational Philosophy by way of Roy Clouser, and appreciate the theology of Meredith Kline, Lee Irons, and Aimee Byrd.
Podcast Series: Women, Christianity, and Libertarianism
This series has already begun with the first episode being a constructive criticism of the pro-life movement, and the second being a constructive criticism of the pro-choice movement. The third installment, coming soon, will be challenging current paradigms in libertarian philosophy concerning abortion and the mother’s right to choose. Advocates from both sides of the debate have praised this series so far.
Book: The State in the New Testament, Annotated
This will be a publication of a public domain work (with added commentary) that discusses the relationship between Christians and the State. In addition to the original work, will be a commentary discusses the various perspectives of church/state relations throughout church history, and will include an introduction to the concept of Christian anarchism.
Online E-Course: Mastery Reading/Writing – The Art of Self-Education
I’m really excited to get this project underway. As a homeschooling parent, my goal with my children to is get them to learn how to learn, so they can teach themselves. We used mastery-based curriculum for many subjects, but finding mastery programs in reading comprehension and writing is incredibly difficult. And yet, this skill is foundational to all other areas of learning. This program will take individual students, at their own pace, from a basic elementary level of reading/writing to a doctoral level. I estimate this course will take a about one year to develop.
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