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Church and State (Dept.): John Kerry Gets Religion
Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today

New adviser will (hopefully) make faith less foreign in foreign affairs.

Not a “Prosperity Gospel”
Greg Forster, Kern Pastors Network

Churches should not only empower people to do their work well, but should help them to have a broader vision of economic flourishing and how communities can achieve it.

Greece: Taxpayer-Funded Mosque Planned in Athens
Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute

… plans for building a large state-sponsored mosque remained stalled until the Muslim Association of Greece—a group that claims to represent all Muslims in Greece, and is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood—staged a series of highly provocative mass public prayer sessions across Athens aimed at pressuring the government into building an official mosque.

What Can the New Testament Teach Us About Fighting Poverty?
David Kotter, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The New Testament says a lot about the underlying causes of poverty. Does it also have anything to say about poverty’s possible solutions?

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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