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Blogging AU (cont.)

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Because of the crush of Acton University blogging activity, I’ll be posting mostly links today. Watch for a wrap up in the days ahead.

Also, Jordan Ballor’s fine Acton Commentary “Unity or Unanimity at Reformed Council?” was published yesterday in the Detroit News under the headline “Ballor: Church activists shouldn’t adopt separation as doctrine.”

Blogging AU:

— Grzegorz (Greg) Lewicki explains what we mean by, “Get lost from my porch, or I’ll break your neck right now.”

— Jackson Egan offers “Acton University: A Student’s First Impressions of the Acton Institute.” He follows up with “The World is Not Changed by Good Intentions.”

— Adam Thompson unpacks “Hijacked Solidarity.”

— Dr. Charles Self meets “leaders and thinkers from Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic and non-denominational traditions” in his Day 2 post.

— Marcos Hilding Ohlsson is “Hablando de libertad y Religión.”

— Amy Hall reflects on “Wealth and the Bible.”

— Joshua Brown digs deeper into the “Notion of Liberty.”

— Brett Kunkle asks: “Can You Change Parenthood With No Consequences?”

— Along the same lines, Erin Kunkle explains why “Children Need Dads, Societies Need Dads.”

— Gerry Breshears indulges his “curiosity bump” at AU.

— Armando Regil Velasco looks at “Populism in Latin America.”

— Jeffrey Tucker wonders: “Why Do We Keep Singing this Music?”

— Patrick Russo does not overlook the “empty spaces” in the Scottish Enlightenment.

— Day Two from Kaetana Leontjeva: “Acton – tęsinys.”

“Immaculée Ilibagiza puts everything in perspective” for Stephen Heiner.

— Kristy Kieda offers an appreciation of “Immaculée” and looks at aid to the developing world in “The Moral Hazard of Charitable Giving.”

— Robby Moeller talks about the friendship he has forged with Acton’s Jim Healy and takes a humorous look at Rev. Sirico on Fox News engaging with the producers of “What Would Jesus Buy?”

— Juan Callejas is back with “Personas sobre Datos.”

— Lenny McCallister has “A Thought on Christian Anthropology and Saving America.” What’s more, Lenny experiences an “Immaculée” moment, and has good things to say about “Dr. [Jennifer Roback] Morse’s analysis” on the breakdown of families and its impact on economic systems.

— Chris Armstrong announces that “Emergent is dead, and the leftovers have gone to the Christian Left, neo-Anabaptism, and neo-Puritanism.” He digs into Catholic Social Teaching and find the foundations of the free and virtuous society.

— Eric Teetsel looks at “Family Matters.”

— Elise Hilton quotes Rudy Carrasco and Jennifer Roback Morse and has better luck with the lemon drop martini.

John Couretas John Couretas is Director of Communications, responsible for marketing and advertising, media relations, and print and online communications at the Acton Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in news and publishing fields. He has worked as a staff writer on newspapers and magazines, covering business and government. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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