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Circumcision in Germany: New Information and Lessons for America
Greg Forster, Hang Together

You may have heard about the report that a rabbi in Germany (of all places!) is being criminally charged for practicing circumcision. But over the long weekend, word came through from a local source to Ed Whelan that the story has been misinterpreted.

Campaign 2012: Burke vs. Hobbes?
George Weigel, First Things

This is a contest, to take symbolic reference points, between Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

Jubilee and Justice
Art Lindsey, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

How does Jubilee relate to justice? What does it mean for Christians and our call to serve the poor and oppressed?

The Bible and Economics: Will There Be Inequality in Heaven?
RJ Moeller, Values & Capitalism

It used to be said that the goal of a fair and just society ought to be “equality of opportunity,” but somewhere along the way we supplanted that noble goal for a twisted, utterly arbitrary one.

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).