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The End of a Catholic Moment
Ross Douthat, New York Times

The collapse in the church’s reputation has coincided with a substantial loss of Catholic influence in American political debates.

Pastor, Teach Your Businessperson to Be a Vine Worker
Sebastian Traeger, 9Marks Blog

My guess is, the longer you pastor businesspeople, or the longer you’re a businessperson in a church, the more likely you’ll experience something similar to one of these two scenes. Let’s call it the Pastor-Businessman Divide.

The Papal Abdication
Joseph Bottum, The Weekly Standard

Benedict XVI’s problematic farewell.

Syrian Christians ‘running out of places to survive’
Michael Carl, OCP Media Network

Human-rights activists say the situation for Christians in Syria is growing more intense and that the ever-shrinking Christian population is near the breaking point.

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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