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Kuyper and Pope Leo as Christian Thinkers
Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse

A new book highlights the shared anthropology and social thought of Abraham Kuyper and Pope Leo XIII without glossing over their differences.

How to Feel Profoundly Grateful about the Market
Bryan Caplan, FEE

When I feel like a price is a rip-off, I ask myself, “How much would it have cost me to make this all by myself?”

Texas Takes Steps to Protect Religious Convictions of Adoption, Foster Care Providers
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

Texas lawmakers are debating a bill that shows how states can protect faith-based adoption and foster care providers from religious discrimination, proponents of the legislation say.

Vice President Pence to persecuted Christians: ‘We stand with you’
Matt Hadro, Crux

“On behalf of the President of the United States, I say from my heart,” Vice President Mike Pence told persecuted Christians from over 130 countries at a meeting, “we’re with you, we stand with you.” The meeting was aimed at bringing attention to the plight of persecuted Christians and to advocate for their rights.

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).