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When Tolerance Turns to Coerced Celebration
Jennifer A. Marshall, The Gospel Coalition

The legal freedom to live and love according to one’s preferences does not imply that government should compel others to celebrate all relationships.

Religious Liberty After Arizona
Ben Domenech, The Federalist

On the importance of trusting markets and people over government.

Moscow’s (religious) reply to Kiev
The Economist

On the face of things, Monday’s decision amounts to an artful move by the powers-that-be in Moscow to bring a semi-independent daughter church back under control. But maybe it’s not quite so simple.

Why Understanding Economics Means Understanding People
Kristie Eshelman, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What comes to your mind when you think of economics? Do you think of charts, graphs, and mathematical models, or general principles of human behavior? Can our understanding of the Bible inform our economic thinking?

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).


  • MartinAustinTX

    Apple Computer employs 700,000 in China where there is documented religious persecution and where there are no anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT rights yet Apple condemned AZ for passing SB 1062, a bill to amend existing law that limits government’s power to force business owners to violate their religious beliefs. Arguing that AZ should be open for business for all, opponents of SB 1062 threatened to refuse to do business in the State. Another example of the Left doing precisely what they claimed to be against: exercising the right to refuse doing business with those whom they have a profound difference in belief.