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My Valuable, Cheap College Degree
Arthur C. Brooks, New York Times

I possess a 10K-B.A., which I got way back in 1994. And it was the most important intellectual and career move I ever made.

Will the United States Fight Religious Persecution?
Jillian Kay Melchior, Doublethink Online

Religious freedom continues to decline around the world, and persecution is on the rise. In September, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reported that three-fourths of the global population—more than 5 billion people—live in countries with “high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion.”

Christians in Syria Fleeing Country as Crisis Reaches ‘Unprecedented Levels of Horror’
Stoyan Zaimov, OCP Media Network

As the civil war in Syria has reached “unprecedented levels of horror,” according to the U.N., Christians are being forced to flee their homes as avoiding the violent conflict has become less of an option.

Grace for Monotonous Work
Andre Yee, Desiring God

Somehow it seems easier to view our work as reflecting God’s glory as Creator in our creativity. Creativity is a reflection of our Creator. But how do we glorify God when engaged in the repetitive work that seems to be completely devoid of creativity?

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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