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At the Times, Religious Liberty is a Right-Wing Cause
Matthew J. Franck, First Things

Evidently, for the Times, devotion to religious liberty is now a right-wing cause. And it’s not as though the newspaper went looking for devotees of religious liberty and found only conservatives.

Religion As An Activity Engaged In By Consenting Adults In Private
Peter Berger, The American Interest

In all these cases the authorities accused of violating the plaintiffs’ rights operate with a definition of religion as a private matter to be kept out of public space.

Charity to Match Our Poverty
Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing

Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services presently take in tens, even hundreds of millions from the government. That may not always be problematic, but securing and managing those grants requires employees who know how to talk their talk.

Should Christians Play Golf? Making Decisions at the Margin
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

We are rarely forced to make all-or-nothing decisions. Instead, we use our time to work, eat, and sleep. We use our income to purchase a combination of housing, meals, clothing, etc.

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).