PowerLinks – 03.01.13

Former Swiss Guard: Benedict, John Paul had personal touch Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN Andreas Widmer knew two men – one who was pope and one who would succeed him – who despite their immense responsibilities were keen to the spiritual needs of the people around them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.28.13

Five myths about picking a pope Thomas J. Reese, Washington Post Let’s look at some of the misconceptions about how the cardinals will select the latest successor to Saint Peter. Against Calling on Government to Shape Souls Greg Sisk, Mirror of Justice [G]overnment knows no bounds and freedom is in grave jeopardy when the power of the State is unleashed in a crusade for the “betterment of men’s hearts.” America’s Double Jeopardy: Surging Debt and Waning Economic Freedom Anthony B. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.27.13

The Comeback of Silent Cal Michael Barone, National Review Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect in Shlaes’s biography. Protestant scholar lauds Benedict’s ecumenical strides Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.26.13

7 Things Pastors Should Teach Those in the Marketplace Lukas Naugle, 9Marks Blog [A]s a pastor seeks to teach biblically about marketplace dynamics, it is helpful for him to deepen his empathy and broaden his understanding of the vocations represented in his congregation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.25.13

How pastors can inadvertently fuel the sacred/secular divide Jeff Haanen Is a desire to run a business well antithetical to being fully committed to God and His Word? Rick Warren advocates religious liberty for all Tonika Reed, Baptist Press American Christians should repent for not supporting the religious freedom of people of other faiths, mega-church pastor Rick Warren said at a recent forum in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.22.13

U.S. Catholics Divided On Church’s Direction Under New Pope; Three-quarters express a favorable view of Pope Benedict XVI Pew Research Among U.S. Catholics who say they attend Mass at least once a week, nearly two-thirds (63%) say the new pope should maintain the traditional positions of the church, while about one-third (35%) say the new pope should move the church in new directions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.21.13

School Choice in the Time of Calvin Coolidge Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry Some may think school choice is a new idea. Not so. In fact, the nation’s first voucher program began back in 1869 in the state of Vermont. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.20.13

Michigan Representative Wants To Force Homeschool Parents to Report Attendance to The State Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential With no evidence of a problem, Rep. Woodrow Stanley, D-Flint, wants to track homeschooled students for truancy Why We Can’t Just “Lighten Up” Over the HHS Mandate Daniel Philpott, Public Discourse Preserving the freedom to witness to the truths one believes, not merely avoiding cooperation with evil, is what’s primarily at stake in the HHS mandate debate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.19.13

Rick Warren’s Shadow SOTU Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review An Evangelical pastor keeps religious liberty on the agenda. Benedict’s Coming Revolution Over State-Funded Catholic Charity Christopher Manion, Crisis It is no accident that, in the past fifty years, countless Catholic institutions have diluted, ignored, or even defied Catholic teaching, as the amount of government funding they receive has steadily increased. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.15.13

How America Can Avoid Becoming Europe Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenicism The slide of western societies, first European societies and now the United States, towards a culture of entitlement, dependence, collectivism, and secularism was the topic of a presentation of Dr. Continue Reading...