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The Netanyahu/Pope Francis Spat Over Jesus That Wasn’t
Yair Rosenberg, Tablet

Yesterday, the press reported a sparring match between Pope Francis and Benjamin Netanyahu that never really transpired. To judge by media reports, the Israeli Prime Minister had a testy exchange with the Supreme Pontiff over whether or not Jesus spoke Hebrew.

Seven Reasons Why Religious Freedom is Good for Business
Brian Grim, Canon & Culture

Given that religious freedom contributes to better economic and business outcomes, advances in religious freedom are in the self-interest of businesses, governments and societies.

The Real John Locke — And Why He Matters
Donald Devine, The Federalist

Four decades ago, I argued that one could not understand Locke unless he viewed him as a Christian even in the face of most existing scholarship.

The Tricky Politics of Fighting Crony Capitalism
Jonathan Coppage, The American Conservative

So what is crony capitalism, politically speaking? Is it a welcome restorative for a party pegged as being in the pockets of big business? Or a worthy policy initiative albeit with little public resonance?

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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