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PowerLinks 11.04.13

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Stop Calling Marriage a ‘Luxury Good’
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

If you want to talk about economic inequality in matrimony, don’t just look at the weddings. Look at the divorces.

Business: A Sequel to the Parable of the Good Samaritan
Matt Perman, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

When we think of the parable of the Good Samaritan, we tend to think of the importance of charity and giving to those in need. That is one of the chief points Jesus is making. But is it possible that the parable might have something to say about work and business as well?

How Obamacare Offends Human Dignity
Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is erected on the belief in the basic dignity of the human person.

Fellow Christians: I’m Rich and I’m Sorry
Jen Pollock Michel, Christianity Today

The church needs a more open conversation about wealth and stewardship—and not just for pastors.

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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