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When Kuyper Came to Princeton
Jordan Ballor, The Calvinist International

In his book, Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism, Peter Heslam provides some background to Kuyper’s visit.

Poll Finds Young People Souring on Health Law and Obama
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times

A majority of 18- to 29-year-olds – a constituency crucial to the success of President Obama’s health overhaul — disapprove of the law, and fewer than a third of those who are uninsured are likely to sign up for coverage, according to a new poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Peonage for the Twenty-First Century
Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse

The Common Core exists only because we have forgotten that parents have a right to educate their children. The state has no educational authority of its own apart from what parents delegate to it.

Discrimination Against Christians?
Grégor Puppinck, First Things

In our subjectivist culture, populated with supposed irrational subjects, individual conscience has lost its authority, so much that the positive law would be the only admissible and workable objective social norm: the “single thought.”

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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