PowerLinks 02.15.17

Does Religion Have a Place in Public Schools? Benjamin Justice and Colin Macleod, The Atlantic “The question of what to do with religion in school-choice programs is how, or whether, to keep the baby while ditching the bathwater.” Lawmakers and Regulators Act Like They Hate Farmers Markets Baylen Linnekin , Reason.com Is the purist or the modern vision of a farmers market the proper one? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.14.17

Your Work Is a Cursed Blessing Justin Dillehay, TGC Work is a blessing—few things are as fulfilling as a job well done. And yet it can also feel like a curse—how many people do you know who hate their job? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.13.17

The Gorsuch Confirmation And The Finnis Connection Steven Hayward, PowerLine Never heard of John Finnis? I predict you will in the confirmation hearings. And the likelihood is that Democrats will make fools of themselves, or at the very least unwittingly reveal their essential contempt for the American Founding, and the only question is whether Gorsuch, who appears to be a gentleman of the first order, will restrain himself from embarrassing them out of the political calculus of merely wanting to get to a confirmation vote with the least amount of controversy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.11.17

Christian charged with blasphemy, 106 Muslims acquitted Morning Star A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.10.17

Confessions of a Catholic convert to capitalism Arthur C. Brooks, America “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Prov 16:9). God puts the truth before us in unexpected places, I have learned. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.17

What is the Free Speech Fairness Act? Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service The Free Speech Fairness Act is being touted as a “fix” to the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits nonprofits from engaging in politics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.08.17

Pastors Without Politics Leslie Loftis, Arc How the Johnson Amendment quiets the pulpit. Religious Freedom Advocates Urge Trump to Sign Executive Order Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal Conservatives and religious groups are calling on President Donald Trump to stand firm on a draft executive order asserting the federal government recognize religious freedom as not only the right to worship but the right to express one’s religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.07.17

Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide Crux Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will help, and that Christians “celebrated when Trump won” in hopes it would mark an end to U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.06.17

Judge Gorsuch’s Record On Religious Liberty and Church-State Issues Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Here are religion cases in which Judge Gorsuch either wrote an opinion or served on the panel of the 10th Circuit which decided the case. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.03.17

Wealth Isn’t Just Measured in Money — It’s Measured in Choices Jonathan Newman, Mises Wire Somebody with little more than a small rented apartment with central air and heat, running water, and electricity to power a small TV and various appliances is wealthier than even the kings of old. Continue Reading...