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Reduce poverty by promoting schools, families
William J. Bennett, CNN

Often forgotten in our national political discourse are those who need our attention the most: the poor.

On the Necessity of Theological Courage in the Public Square
Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker, First Things

On the subject of religious controversy, 2013 started off with a bang, not a whimper. Hobby Lobby, the craft chain owned by a Christian couple, chose to defy the odious HHS mandate pioneered by the administration of President Barack Obama.

ECFA Reveals Where Evangelicals Give (and No Longer Give) Their Money
Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today

Report examines whether giving to adoption, short-term missions, education, and other causes has increased or declined.

What Do You Do When Work Fails to Fulfill?
Taylor Barkley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

A Christian attitude toward work is an assurance that no matter what we are doing, we are doing it for God. His work can be done through nearly any kind of job.

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).