"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton
Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich) is a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty and author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as co-editor of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art (Christian's Library Press, 2011).
Jordan also serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality and is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has authored articles in academic publications such as The Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, and Journal of Scholarly Publishing, and has written popular pieces for newspapers including the Detroit News, Orange County Register, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 2006, Jordan was profiled in the book, The Relevant Nation: 50 Activists, Artists And Innovators Who Are Changing The World Through Faith. Jordan is a doctoral candidate in moral and historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, and his scholarly interests include Reformation studies, church-state relations, theological anthropology, social ethics, theology and economics, and research methodology.
Jordan is a member of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC), and he resides in Wyoming, Michigan with his wife and two children.
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