Being Christian and Libertarian – And If Love Remains Podcast

Being Christian and Libertarian – And If Love Remains Podcast

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Interviewer | Michael Leavitt

And If Love Remains delves into the realms of music, art, literature, philosophy, science, economics, and culture, offering a captivating exploration of these thought-provoking ideas. Guided by its passionate host, Mike Leavitt, who resides in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, this podcast embodies the diverse interests of a multifaceted individual. Mike, a dedicated musician, a mentor to countless aspiring talents, and a skilled music producer, brings his wealth of experience to both hosting and producing “And If Love Remains.”

Currently, Mike is also immersed in an exciting project titled “I Am No Traitor,” a musical production inspired by the remarkable life of American Revolutionary War hero, Hugh Mercer.

And if Love Remains can be found at your favorite podcast channels, on Facebook @Andifloveremains, Twitter: @pocastailr, TikTok: @ailrpodcast, and Instagram: @andifloveremains”

Summary – Being Christian and Libertarian – And if Love Remains Podcast

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00:00 Introduction
02:04 Bio and how I became libertarian – Ron Paul, Non-interventionist foreign policy, minarchism, anarchism
05:50 Is libertarianism anti-religious, and where did Christians stop trusting God for civil governance? Monopolization of power and authoritarian Christians
11:15 Top down vs bottom up; law and order;
12:23 Christian nationalism and Doug Wilson, Stephen Wolfe
15:33 Who counts as Christian in a Christian nation?
17:03 Civil religious pluralism – disagreement over religious beliefs is a matter of persuasion.
15:58 We’re living the product of so-called “cultural Christianity” – Christianity is not spread through the sword.
20:07 Mises Institute / Mises Caucus; Abortion; Walter Block
23:48 Human rights in terms of property rights from conception; recognizing the property rights of women
24:58 The Libertarian Party was not de facto pro-choice
28:33 Steel-man Walter Block’s view of Evictionism
34:50 Where is your research taking you?
36:33 Libertarian Christian and gender roles; 1950s housewife is not Biblical ideal because it was the first time in boys were raised exclusively by their mothers
42:50 The romanticizing of separating families in the name of economic opportunity
43:55 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and suspension of 2nd amendment – epidemiology of gun violence – suicide (not homicide) is the problem.
47:07 Closing

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Kerry Baldwin
B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)

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