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The Lessons of the Hebrew Bible
Jonathan Sacks, Foreign Affairs

The Israelites of the Hebrew Bible never quite figured out how best to arrange human political affairs.

Will Supreme Court answer monks’ prayers?
George Will, Washington Post

Shortly before 123 million voters picked a president, 38 Louisiana monks moved the judiciary toward a decision that could change American governance more than most presidents do.

The Cry of the Martyrs Webcast
Family Research Council

Yesterday, FRC, along with Voice of Martyrs, had a webcast on the threats to religious liberty around the world. “The Cry of the Martyrs: The Threat to Religious Liberty Around the World” featured many experts speaking on religious persecution and how to fight the attacks against religion.

Are You Ready? A Biblical View of Ayn Rand’s Life and Work
David Kotter, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

The Bible has significant areas of overlap with Rand’s Objectivist philosophy. Nevertheless, Rand’s mixture of capitalism, atheism, and misguided anthropology should give Christians pause before jumping completely on board.

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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