PowerLinks 11.18.16

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls Geoff Manaugh, Atlas Obscura In the process of researching the phenomenon, Heilbron uncovered a surprising story of cooperation not only between religion and science, but between precision astronomical observation and Catholic liturgy, between architectural design and the Christian calendar. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.16

No, the Majority of American Evangelicals Did Not Vote for Trump Joe Carter, TGC How did American evangelicals vote in the 2016 election? Based on polling data and news sources, you might be under the impression that an overwhelming number of evangelicals—more than 80 percent—voted for Donald Trump. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.16.16

Common Core Catastrophe Gerard V. Bradley, Public Discourse It is time to refocus President Trump’s attention upon Common Core and persuade him to ignite a national movement to roll it back. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.15.16

Trump’s victory could be good news for persecuted Middle East Christians Ed West, Catholic Herald Middle East Christians in America and beyond appear to be behind the new president due to his pro-Russian, anti-Saudi leanings Redefining business leadership as ‘stewardship’ Terence Chatmon, Washington Times The Fellowship of Companies for Christ International is redefining the rules on business. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.14.16

Friendliness Is an Economic Revolution Nathan Keeble, FEE We’ve lived like this so long most people’s reaction is no longer one of amazement when these things happen. Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.11.16

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis Gregory A. Smith and Jessica Martinez, Pew Research The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.10.16

Can Cities Sue Banks Over Predatory Loans? Supreme Court Will Decide Adam Liptak, New York Times The Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed whether cities can sue banks under the Fair Housing Act for predatory lending, even if foreclosures that stem from such loans affect a city only indirectly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.09.16

The Election Is Over. Let’s Get Political. Jonathan Leeman, TGC So Donald Trump won. (I can’t believe I just typed that.) Maybe you voted one way. Maybe the other. What now, Christian? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.16

Flourishing requires belief in human potential Gov. Sam Brownback, Washington Times The promise of America is a dream. It is not the promise of an easy life, material wealth or even a white picket fence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.05.16

Won’t Somebody Please Rescue the Poor Tradinistas Slaving Away as Baristas? William M Briggs, The Stream A difficulty with criticizing the Tradinista movement is the embarrassment of poverties: there are so many things wrong, one must pick and choose carefully. Continue Reading...