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Why Bernie Sanders doesn’t participate in organized religion
Frances Stead Sellers and John Wagner, Washington Post

“I think everyone believes in God in their own ways,” he said. “To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together.”

How to Make Liberal Democracy Safe for Religion
Terence Sweeney, First Things

Contemporary liberal philosophy is unable to respond to theological challenges because it cannot account for religious people who are actually religious.

Economic Lessons from ‘Star Wars’ Planet Jakku
Kurt Jaros, Values and Capitalism

In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”—which at this point I’m sure most of us have seen—we are exposed to some fundamental principles of economics. In this post I would like to examine three principles: supply and demand, economic relativity, and the destruction of value

Why This Local Pharmacist’s Religious Liberty Case Could Go to Supreme Court
Elizabeth Slattery , The Daily Signal

Can a state force pharmacists to prescribe abortion-inducing drugs at the expense of their religious beliefs? This is the central issue in a case the Supreme Court may agree to hear in its next term.

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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