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“Getting to God” and Becoming Truly Human
Dylan Pahman, Everyday Asceticism

The phrase, “becoming truly human,” raises lots of questions. What is “true” humanity? What does the “becoming” look like? St. Ignatius suggests that true humanity and its becoming look like martyrdom: martyrdom for Jesus Christ, martyrdom to get to God, yes. But also martyrdom for the right to find and walk that path, martyrdom for religious freedom.

Will Churches Ever Be Allowed to Run Charter Schools?
Matt Barnum, The Atlantic

Some legal scholars say Trinity Lutheran v. Comer could forge a path toward more charter schools overseen by religious groups.

Free Markets are Revolutionary, Liberating, and Democratic
Matt Ridley, FEE

Markets and innovation are the creative-destructive forces that undermine, challenge and reshape corporations and public bureaucracies on behalf of consumers.

The Limits of ‘Made in America’ Economics
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

Trump’s widely-anticipated steel tariffs are likely to end up hurting the heartland.

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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).