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The war on Christians
John L. Allen, Jr., The Spectator

The global persecution of Christians is the unreported catastrophe of our time.

Ancient monastery has few visitors amid Sinai unrest, but Bedouin neighbors protect it
William Booth, Washington Post

Thousands of years of tradition say the monastery built here marks the spot where Moses fell down on his knees before a burning bush and talked to God.

California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude
Joel Kotkin,

Like medieval serfs, increasing numbers of Californians are downwardly mobile, and doing worse than their parents: native born Latinos actually have shorter lifespans than their parents, according to one recent report.

Statecraft as Soulcraft: Liberal Democracy and the Christian Citizen
T. Kurt Jaros, Values & Capitalism

Francis J. Beckwith attempts to answer questions that Christians have regarding the role of religious beliefs in the public square.

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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