Ruth Ryder is Assistant Editor of the Christian Libertarian Review. She is currently pursuing an accelerated BSN and hopes to work in obstetrics or pediatrics. Ruth is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BA, History), as well as Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MA, Intercultural Studies) and the University of Notre Dame (MTS, History of Christianity). She has previously published with The Libertarian Christian Institute, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Federalist, and the academic journals Worship and the Christian Libertarian Review. She lives in northwest Indiana with her husband and their daughter. Besides being a career student, her favorite pastime is powerlifting.