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Can a Generation Own the Earth?
Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative

“The earth belongs always to the living generation.” These are not Thomas Jefferson’s most famous words, but they are quite famous among students of politics.

Four in Ten College Grads Don’t Need a Degree for Their Work
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

A majority of American workers have jobs that do not require a college degree, according to a new Gallup poll.

Large Majority of Catholics Continue To Express Favorable View of Pope Francis
Pew Research

After six eventful months, Pope Francis is rated favorably by eight-in-ten U.S. Catholics (79%). Just 4% of Catholics say they have an unfavorable view of the first Latin American pope, while 17% express no opinion or say they have not heard enough about Francis to have an opinion.

Five Encouragements for Everyday Work
Joseph Scheumann, Desiring God

The Church, in all her glory, is vastly more lawyers, administrative assistants, doctors, construction workers, and mechanical engineers than she is vocational pastors and paid missionaries.

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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