About TRL

Welcome to The Reformed Libertarian.

On this site, you will find a variety of content having to do with political and economic theory, theology, philosophy, and culture. The majority of the themes dealt with in our articles have to do with economics and politics and, especially, these matters from a Reformed, Christian, worldview.

Our political and economic content reflects our strict Austro-Libertarian framework– best exemplified by scholars such as Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe. However, our focus is on connecting this tradition with our Reformed Christian philosophical system, not in a way that alters the major conclusions of these scholars, but in a way the synthesizes them with components of our worldview, and also sets them on a sure foundation.

We are outspoken cultural conservatives, not taken to the political correctness, moral libertinism, and social Progressivism that has in recent years flooded the libertarian movement. We adhere to the Misesian tradition of Austrian Economics and the praxeological method of discovering economic laws.

The two primary editors of this site, C.Jay Engel and Brandon Adams, adhere to John W. Robbins’ rendition of the philosophy of Gordon Clark, with one exception:

Epistemology: Propositional Revelation (under the context of a Theistic apriorism)

Soteriology: Faith (Belief/Assent) Alone

Metaphysics: Theism

Ethics: Divine Law (normative propositions are discovered in the Bible)

Politics: Property-rights based libertarianism

Our theology is Reformed Baptist and we subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

Our politics and legal theory tend to be Austro-libertarian (or Rothbardian/Hoppian).

Our economics is Misesian and Austrian.

For more on Reformed Libertarianism, see our resource page here.