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Is Self-Sacrifice Ultimately Selfish?
Hugh Whelchel and Elise Amyx, The Gospel Coalition

If joy is a fruit of the spirit, why would God want us to feel bad for doing something good?

Prosperity requires more than rule of law
John Kay, Financial Times

The idea that “institutions matter” is a relatively recent amendment to the standard corpus of economic thinking. Only in the past two decades has it become a mantra of development economists.

The U.S. and the Murders at the Cathedral
Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

While attacks on Christians were hardly unknown during the long reign of deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak, it isn’t possible to separate the heightened tension from the expectations of Islamists that they have the Christian minority on the run.

Want an 82% Graduation Rate for Low Income Students? Go Voucher
Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag

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).