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Deciding Who Gets Religious Freedom: The Latest HHS “Accommodation”
Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse

In the latest proposed version of the HHS mandate, the government presumes to say which employers get religious freedom and how much they get, but all religious employers are obligated to live out their beliefs and should have the freedom to do so.

About your boring job . . .
Josephus Flavius, Byzantine, TX

Written “To a certain engineer who complained about his boring job,” St. Nikolai wrote the following.

Self-interest: A Powerful Force for Good and Evil
Nicholas Freiling, Values & Capitalism

Economists are confusing. They often disagree about the most basic of ideas. But one thing no serious economist rejects is the important role of self-interest in promoting economic growth.

An Open Letter to Christians About Religious Freedom
Ken Hutcherson, The Christian Post

There is a time in our society and the time is now that we need a black robe brigade. Those men and women who are not afraid to be misunderstood, do not shudder at the prospect of being rejected, and are emboldened by those who are constantly putting pressure on us to compromise what God has called us to do and to be.

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).