PowerLinks – 10.10.12

Religious Freedom at the Ballot Box Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary Just as significant [as the HHS mandate] is a referendum battle in Florida that will not only help determine the future of religious liberty in this country, but whether we are capable of facing up to our troubled past. Continue Reading...

Video: Do You Have Free Will?

At the online Prager University, lecturer Frank Pastore asks: “Do you have the ability to shape your own destiny? Is there a difference between your mind and your brain? Or is free will just a convenient delusion? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.09.12

Business Declares the Glory of God Nathan Clarke, Christianity Today How real-estate developer Walter Crutchfield’s gift at making money became a vocation. Religious views should be welcomed in our public life Interview with John Witte Jr., Faith & Leadership Religion should be part of our political and legal conversation, says a law and religion scholar. Continue Reading...

Freedom (and Prudence) in the Pulpit

Over 1,000 pastors across the U.S. agreed to participate in yesterday’s Pulpit Freedom Sunday. The event, part of a strategic litigation plan sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is an annual attempt to provoke the IRS into revoking the non-profit status of churches. Continue Reading...

Why Liberty Requires Christianity

Joseph Pearce offers a controversial (and irrefutable) argument that faith is a prerequisite to true freedom: In an age that seems to believe that Christianity is an obstacle to liberty it will prove provocative to insist, contrary to such belief, that Christian faith is essential to liberty’s very existence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.08.12

How Do We Recover the Moral Foundations of Economics? E. Calvin Beisner, Economics for Everybody In Christian ethics, two virtues stand supreme: justice (or righteousness) and love (or grace). The moral economy will take both of these into account. Continue Reading...