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The Limits of Panic
Bjørn Lomborg, Slate

Obsessing over doom-and-gloom scenarios distracts us from real global threats

Remembering Slim Whitman, the church’s ‘Mr. Songman.’
Church of the Brethren Newsline

Remembered by friends in the congregation and Atlantic Southeast District as a gentle and loving man, Whitman retained his Brethren simplicity even as he gained in popularity as a performer.

Wilberforce: A Model for Influencing Culture, Morals, and Values
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

How can Christians work to influence culture? Virtue plays a key role in the great culture-building and reforming project God has given to his people.

Syria Christians face ‘ethno-religious cleansing’
John Evans, Baptist Press

Syrian Christians are caught in the middle of the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebel fighters.

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).