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Does Jubilee Involve Redistribution of Wealth?
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

If Jubilee did not involve the forgiveness of debt, and was instead the celebration of a debt paid off, then there is no redistribution of wealth. There is no redistribution because the land never left the ownership of the original family to whom God gave the land.

Russell Kirk and the Anamnesis of the West
Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative

Western culture itself has served as an anamnesis, an event that brings us back to right reason and reminds us of the sovereignty of the Transcendent.

The gift of constraints
James K.A. Smith, Faith & Leadership

Instead of a “completely free hand,” maybe what we need are good constraints and the imagination to receive them as gifts for innovation.

A helping hand for Haiti
David Brown, Oman Tribune

Personal coaches help Haitian families escape poverty

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).

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