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Where Government Drops Ball, People Must Take Up
Elizabeth Scalia , The Anchoress

People like having jobs; they like to be self-sufficient and feel like they have options in life. No one likes to feel powerless. No handout can replace the sense of pride one gets by accomplishing things on one’s own.

HHS mandate: ‘fiery rafter in burning house’
Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Americans acting on their religious convictions are being singled out “because they won’t sing out of the hymn book of the church of the sexual revolution” in the view of Southern Baptist ethics leader Russell D. Moore.

Work is Not the Way it’s Supposed to be
Bob Robinson, The High Calling

The Bible explains that because of the rebellion of humanity against God’s good intention for our lives, shalom is not the way it is anymore.

Ancient Rome, Mosaic Law, and Poverty Relief
Walter Kaiser, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Old Testament perspective on the poor is made clear throughout the Torah and the wisdom literature. Now, we want to see how we can apply this Scripture to our society by taking a look at examples from ancient Rome and from the ancient Israelites.

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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