PowerLinks 07.01.13

The Limits of Panic Bjørn Lomborg, Slate Obsessing over doom-and-gloom scenarios distracts us from real global threats Remembering Slim Whitman, the church’s ‘Mr. Songman.’ Church of the Brethren Newsline Remembered by friends in the congregation and Atlantic Southeast District as a gentle and loving man, Whitman retained his Brethren simplicity even as he gained in popularity as a performer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.28.13

How the West was Won Richard Reinsch, Liberty Law Blog Conscience for most of the Western tradition meant the presence in man of the divine. Christians didn’t discover this notion, as it is found among pagan philosophers as well as Church Fathers and Scholastic theologians. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.27.13

Russian Church to organize gathering aid for Syria Pravmir.com Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has urged the believers to help those affected by the armed conflict in Syria amid the tragic events in the country. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.26.13

Behind Evangelical Politics: Abraham Kuyper Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed It would as easy to exaggerate his influence as it is for some to ignore his influence, but at least a major voice behind all of evangelical political action . Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.25.13

Americans Are Giving More Money to Almost All Charities—Except Churches Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today Giving USA finds ‘significant shift’ in charitable giving post-recession. How America Lost Its Way Niall Ferguson, Wall Street Journal Not everyone is an entrepreneur. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.24.13

Samuel Gregg gives three responses to infringements on religious liberty Christopher B. Warner, The Catholic World Report Gregg says Christians must unite against the “real enemy” of “social engineering” Why Religious Liberty Became Controversial: The Left and Jean-Jacques Rousseau William Haun, Public Discourse The Left is adopting a Rousseauian view of religion’s role in public life: the state is to determine where, when, and how religious instruction should be permissible for citizens. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.13

Bait and Switch: ‘Evangelicals’ funded by George Soros Endorse ‘Gang of 8’ Immigration Bill Kelly Monroe Kullberg, Christian Post We should take notice when self-professed atheist billionaire and globalist profiteer, George Soros, is the quiet funder of a curious “Evangelical Immigration Table” campaign to promote yet another massive and mysterious piece of legislation in Congress. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.13

Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque Raymond Ibrahim, PJ Media Turkey is reclaiming its jihadi past, while Europe is simultaneously erasing its own Christian heritage. Feeding the world’s poor through efficient markets: A step in the right direction Vincent Smith, AEI Ideas The winners from the Royce-Engel amendment are numerous. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.18.13

School prayer: 50 years after the ban, God and faith more present than ever Lee Lawrence, Christian Science Monitor School prayer was banned by the US Supreme Court 50 years ago, but there is probably more presence of religion in public school environments – through club ministries, classes, after-school and interfaith programs, and faith-based services – than ever. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.17.13

The Jewish Approach to Welfare and Unemployment Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Huffington Post The supreme act of welfare is to help people into work so that they no longer need the help of others. Continue Reading...