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I Was Hungry and You … Called Your Congressman
Kristin Rudolph, Juicy Ecumenism

Since the federal budget debate began to heat up in the spring and summer of 2011, a group of religious activists formed a “Circle of Protection” with the purpose of lobbying President Obama and Congress to avoid cutting funding for welfare programs.

Chamber of Commerce: “America’s Byzantine tax code”
Erika Johnsen,

A competitive business environment is just as essential to innovation as well-functioning markets. In the enterprise states study, we have fresh evidence of how states are fostering economic growth and jobs through their innovation.

Free Markets = Sustainable Development
Ronald Bailey, Reason

It turns out that the only form of society that has so far met this criterion is democratic free-market capitalism. How can that be? Let’s take a look at the two terms, sustainable and development.

Fear of A Meaningless Life
Hugh Whelchel, The IFWE Blog

We should be crystal clear not only in our theology of salvation, but in our theology of work in the Kingdom. We need to find our identities firmly in the transcendent reality of the triune God.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).