Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson is Senior Editor at the Acton Institute.

Posts by Rev. Ben Johnson

The Trump-Putin summit: A view from Eastern Europe

American commentary on Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin ranges from “a great idea and a good idea” to “treasonous.” But outside the traditional U.S. talking points, an Eastern European leader says the summit was “a missed opportunity” to promote faith and liberty. Continue Reading...

Video: Rush Limbaugh on clergy who accept socialism

Occasionally, the themes the Acton Institute dedicates itself to proclaiming, in season and out of season, burst into the mainstream. On Monday’s “Rush Limbaugh” program, a female caller was perplexed that too many pulpits preach leftist ideals, which undermine the faith. Continue Reading...

A British view of the Brexit resignations

Last Friday, Theresa May’s Cabinet met to accept her plan for the UK’s future after Brexit. Over the weekend, a series of resignations began that could imperil her government. Rev. Richard Turnbull of the Oxford-based Centre for Enterprise, Markets, and Ethics analyzes these developments, and why they came about, in a new essay on Acton’s Religion & Liberty Transatlantic website. Continue Reading...

‘Who is Juan de Mariana’ explained in 8 minutes

Economists’ appreciation for the School of Salamanca, and the contribution that it made to their discipline, has grown in recent years. An economics professor has just released a podcast encapsulating the teachings of its best-known figure, the Jesuit theologian Juan de Mariana – and it takes just eight minutes of your time. Continue Reading...