About Mere Liberty

mission

challenge & rethink paradigms

To challenge and rethink our paradigms for understanding society, by applying reformed theology and philosophy to politics, religion, and culture, in order to encourage individual freedom and responsibility within our own spheres of influence.

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.

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.

orthodox

Resisting false paradigms of left-right, liberal-conservative, progressive-fundamentalist, egalitarian-complementarian.

non-reductive

The philosophical presupposition that nothing in reality can be reduced to a singular or dualist theory. Not individuals, communities, or the cosmos.

socratic

Inquiry-based form of dialogue for the purpose of discovery. You cannot debate what you don't understand. Seek to understand first through questions.

“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.”