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Should We Be Taxing Churches?
Thomas Holgrave, The Hipster Conservative

In this country, churches are only one type of a wide range of different kinds of non-profit institutions favored with tax-exempt status.

What Is The Harmful Side of Regulation?
Brian Baugus, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Being sinful, flawed, and limited creatures, we regularly take a God-given idea and distort it to our own purposes, often at the expense of others. How might regulations be misused?

Faith, Liberty, and the “Price of Citizenship”
Seth Mandel, Commentary

Challenging the ruling doesn’t necessitate a belief that private businesses are not subject to anti-discrimination laws. But the ruling suggests that the owners of Elane Photography’s Christian beliefs are now classified as discriminatory under the state’s human-rights laws, threatening to put church and state in open–and open-ended–conflict.

A Question for Progressive Christians on Religious Liberty
Derek Rishmawy, Reformedish

Is resisting Empire only about economic and military issues, or can it be about social and moral issues as well?

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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