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Navigating the Christmas Consumer Conundrum
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Gallup Economy reported in a recent article that the average U.S. consumer will spend at least $770 on Christmas gifts this year. Even kids seem to be affected by consumerist impulses.

The Republican Party, Copyright Law and Free Markets
Chris Hartline, Values & Capitalism

Copyright and patents are very important to a free-market system; they protect new ideas and give greater incentive to innovators. But in our new technological age, excessive copyright and patent protection simultaneously stifles the very innovation it was meant to protect.

Justice, Politics and the Cross
Peter Wehner, Patheos

The International Justice Mission reminds us that the priorities of the Kingdom are broad and not encompassed by any political party.

Orthodoxy… with a Rebel yell!
Josephus Flavius, Byzantine, Texas

The Orthodox in Dixie.

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).