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Is Caring for the Poor Too Big for the Church?
Kristin Hansen, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

How are Christians to think through this question from a sound Biblical and economic perspective? We know the Bible teaches we are to care for the poor, but how can we do that most effectively?

What Silent Cal Could Tell Romney
Charles C. Johnson, City Journal

Lessons from the last Republican Massachusetts governor turned presidential nominee.

Religious Liberty and the Pursuit of the Common Good
Tim Høiland, Comment

At a time of increased secularization, heightened tensions between adherents of different faiths, and the inevitable tensions that result, how should governments go about protecting religious liberty for all?

Is Capitalism “Pro-Business?”
Steve Horwitz,

Pro-business legislation restricts progress and therefore caters to the interests of industry rather than to consumers, whereas “supporters of free markets are ultimately pro-human and pro-people because it is through markets that we get the most innovation and we get the most goods and the cheapest prices.”

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).