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Sako: “In 10 years there will only be a few thousand Christians left in Iraq”
AsiaNews.it

The Christian community in Baghdad had 600 thousand faithful, now there are only 400 thousand in the whole country. The Chaldean Patriarch, Sako I: “Christians are those who suffer most from the upsurge in violence across Iraq”.

Don’t Write Off Working Class Dads
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, The Federalist

For the working-class single mothers who would bear the brunt of the professors’ proposal, this is a recipe for continuous stress. They must simultaneously maintain full-time jobs in a precarious economy and raise children without the built-in support system husbands provide.

The Politics of Tolkien
Jake Meador, Mere Orthodoxy

From those examples, I would conclude that Tolkien’s politics are basically the politics one expects of a staunch Catholic who affirms Rome’s teachings on subsidiarity.

Wealth Creation – Worldly or Wise?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What, if anything, should Christians have to do with trade and wealth creation? Is doing business and making money a legitimate way of building God’s kingdom, or is it a worldly thing that we should avoid at all costs?

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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