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PowerLinks 08.20.13

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Coptic Kristallnacht
Andrew Doran, Pravmir.com

The millions of Egyptians, Muslim and Christian, who took to the street in peaceful protest over a month ago understood well the consequences of crossing the Muslim Brotherhood.

Legislative Prayer Goes Back to the Supreme Court
Christopher C. Lund, Slate

And this time, the Obama administration is on the side of prayer.

School Standards’ Debut Is Rocky, and Critics Pounce
Motoko Rich, New York Times

The Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school that has been ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.

A Former Blackjack Player’s View of Faith, Work, and Economics
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Treas’ work is a testimony to practicing good stewardship over our God-given strengths and passions in order to work to add value to our communities, and to leave the world a little better than the way we find it.

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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