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Foreign fighters seek Islamic state in post-Assad Syria
Yara Bayoumy, Reuters

“Yes, they have the sword and beheading, but only for those people who deserve it,” said Hadi, a bearded rebel who spoke in the corridor of a bombed-out building that served as a gateway to a frontline.

Should Christians Care About Incentives? A Biblical Perspective
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Why do we do good things? Why do we carry out acts of love and charity? Conversely, why do we make bad decisions, or choose to do evil or harmful things? The answer may surprise you.

Stanford Law School Launches Nation’s Only Religious Liberty Clinic
Alex Murashko, Christian Post

Stanford Law School has established the nation’s only Religious Liberty Clinic, enabling students under the professor’s supervision to represent clients who are fighting to win legal battles on the grounds of religious freedom in America.

Did Jesus tell the Apostles to buy weapons? Yes. To use them?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

I have been thinking through the “gun” controversy. I am also thinking about what it means for me, a priest. For example, what does a concealed carry weapon (CCW) mean for a priest versus for a layperson?

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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