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Religion and the American Republic
George F. Will, National Affairs

Is it a fact that the success of democracy, meaning self-government, requires a religious demos — religious people governing themselves by religious norms? The other is a question of logic: Does belief in America’s distinctive democracy — a government with clear limits defined by the natural rights of the governed — entail religious belief?

George Will, Unchurched, Defends Religion
G. Tracy Mehan, III, The American Spectator

But how far will rationalism, alone, get us?

A Foreign View of the HHS Mandate
William Newton, Crisis Magazine

Perhaps it is because I am a European living in Europe and, thereby, not so entangled in the HHS mandate issue (and have less to lose) that I cannot understand the thinking that surrounds the response of some Catholics in the US.

Four Lessons about Faith & Work from Brother Lawrence
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What can a seventeenth century laymen teach us in the twenty-first century about faith and work?

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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