Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Cor. 3:17).
...you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free (John 8:32).
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery (Gal. 5:1).
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cloak for vice (1 Peter 2:16).
He who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, ...this one will be blessed in what he does (James 1:25).
Books reviewed at Amazon (limited to 1,000 words):
This Rebellious House, Steven Keillor, 1996 (12 Apr 2000)
For Common Things, Jedediah Purdy, 1999 (29 Jun 2000)
Escape From Reason, Francis Schaeffer, 1968 (28 Sep 2000)
The Origins of English Individualism, Alan Macfarlane, 1978 (26 Apr 2001)
Time For Truth, Os Guinness, 2000 (8 May 2001)
The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov, 1972 (5 Sep 2001)
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr., 1959 (23 Oct 2001)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain, 1889 (30 Oct 2001)
The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl/C. M. Kornbluth, 1952 (28 Nov 2001)
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett, 1989 (7 May 2002)
The Smell of Sawdust, Richard J. Mouw, 2000 (20 Feb 2003)
The Atheist Syndrome, John P. Koster Jr., 1989 (29 Jan 2007)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave, Dave Breese, 1990 (29 Jan 2007)
Other book reviews (including full reviews of above):
The Beginnings of Western Science, David C. Lindberg, 1992
BOBOs in Paradise, David Brooks, 2000
Book Business, Jason Epstein, 2001
The Broken Covenant, Robert N. Bellah, 1975
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, 1959
Charismatic Chaos, John F. MacArthur, Jr., 1978/92
Classic, Romantic, and Modern, Jacques Barzun, 1961
The Commanding Heights, Daniel Yergin/Joseph Stanislaw, 2002
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain, 1889
For Common Things, Jedediah Purdy, 1999
The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, George H. Nash, 1996
Dancing in the Dark, Quentin J. Schultze et al, 1991
The Death of the West, Patrick J. Buchanan, 2002
The Discovery of King Arthur, Geoffrey Ashe, 1985
The Emergence of Liberty in the Modern World, Douglas F. Kelly, 1992
Empire, Niall Ferguson, 2002
The Essenes and Christianity, Duncan Howlett, 1957
Exodus, Dave Shiflett, 2005
The Four Hundred Silent Years, H. A. Ironside, 1914
The Four Major Cults, Anthony A. Hoekema, 1963
"Fundamentalism" and the Word of God, J. I. Packer, 1958
The Future of Freedom, Fareed Zakaria, 2003
God of the Possible, Gregory A. Boyd, 2000
How Now Shall We Live, Charles Colson (and Nancy Pearcey), 1999
An Introduction to Mennonite History, ed. Cornelius J. Dyck, 1981
Israel: The Blessing or the Curse, John McTernan and Bill Koenig, 2002
Knowing God, J. I. Packer, 1973/93
The Last Ember, Daniel Levin, 2009
The Law, Frederic Bastiat, 1850
The Libertarian Theology of Freedom, Rev. Edmund A. Opitz, 1999
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson, Daniel J. Boorstin, 1948/93
A Most Dangerous Book, Christopher Krebs, 2011
100 Decisive Battles, Paul K. Davis, 1999
Of Paradise and Power, Robert Kagan, 2003
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett, 1989
The Political Ideas of the English Romanticists, Crane Brinton, 1926
Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban, 1980
Sargon the Magnificent, Mrs. Sydney G. Bristowe, 1971
The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes, 2001
Slander, Ann Coulter, 2002
The Smell of Sawdust, Richard J. Mouw, 2000
The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl/C. M. Kornbluth, 1952
The Strange Death of Liberal England 1910-1914, George Dangerfield, 1935
The Theme is Freedom, M. Stanton Evans, 1994
This Rebellious House, Steven J. Keillor, 1996
Time For Truth, Os Guinness, 2000
An Uncertain Legacy, ed. Edward B. McLean, 1997
Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, George M. Marsden, 1991
Useful Idiots, Mona Charen, 2003
Warlords, Tim Newark, 1996
Letters to the Editor
A recent letter I submitted to Books and Culture magazine which was published at their website (see also below 'on good works, wrong thinking' [lte-bc1]).
Several of my letters to the editors of various magazines have been posted to Doug Newman's excellent Christian libertarian website under the the heading The Sawyer Files (lte-lib1, lte-lib3).
Other Letters to Editors:
National Review (3 Apr 2017) on Nationalism, Ann Arbor and Newspaper Names
World magazine (6 Oct 2008) on TR, WW and FDR or 'rub a dub dub, 3 men in a tub'
World magazine (15 Sep 2008) on Christianity and classical liberalism
First Things (28 Dec 2006) on Public Christianity and Liberalism
First Things (4 Dec 2006) on Catholic-led Christian Unity
FHT (my local newspaper, 29 Sep 2006) on a good book recommendation
Christianity Today (27 Mar 2006) on non-Tare-ying, non-libertine libertarian Christians
Christianity Today (22 Aug 2005) on RO
Liberty (23 Jun 2005) on America the Secular?
The American Enterprise (20 May 2005) on Secular Liberty?
Books and Culture (18 Apr 2005) on scandal and Ron Sider
Christianity Today (22 Feb 2005) on advice to Chuck Colson
Newsweek (22 Feb 2005) on anti-Bush bias
Business Week (30 Dec 2004) on GOP deficit hawks
Christianity Today (27 Dec 2004) on secular religion
First Things (27 Dec 2004) on bypassing the Supreme Court for "Under God"
Christianity Today (29 Mar 2004) on Evangelical Drift
Christianity Today (8 Jan 2004) on scholarship and leftism
National Review (10 Oct 2003) on Neoconservatism
First Things (17 Aug 2003) on ordaining women
Books and Culture (26 Feb 2003) on The Tao Made Flesh
National Review (10 Dec 2002) on postmodernism
Liberty (3 Sep 2002) on an atheist, marxist Liberty?
Liberty (24 Aug 2002) on the Pagan Pretense
National Review (23 May 2002) on Two Wings
Liberty (24 Apr 2002) on The Devil in Ms. Yates
National Review (21 Mar 2002) on certainty
Harper's (28 Dec 2001) on faith and pragmatism
The American Scholar (30 Oct 2001) on faith and intellectuals
First Things (23 Oct 2001) on drug legalization, govt legitimacy and natural rights
Liberty (5 Oct 2001) on evolution: science or belief?
LPNews (7 Oct 2001) on Schoolyard Bullies
Books and Culture (2 May 2001) on good works, wrong thinking
Books and Culture (1 Mar 2001) on libertarian Christians, and vice versa
Liberty (20 Feb 2001) on conservatism and free markets
Liberty (17 Jan 2001) on the Cult at the heart of Culture
Liberty (15 Jun 2000) response to Mike Ross letter
Christianity Today (12 Jun 2000) on social breakdown and its causes (Robert Wuthnow review)
Christianity Today (12 Jun 2000) on church and state (Stephen Carter article)
Liberty (7 Apr 2000) on the synergy of Christianity and liberty
Christianity Today (20 Mar 2000) on Christianity and libertarianism
Christianity Today (20 Mar 2000) on the Culture War
The Author of Liberty (submitted to Liberty July 2000)
Breakdown, Steven P. Sawyer, 2000
Here are some great thought-provoking quotes from others.
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