PowerLinks 12.10.13

Is Religious Freedom in Peril? Kevin Allen, Ancient Faith Radio GetReligion blogger and newspaper columnist Terry Mattingly and Fr. Hans Jacobse, founder of the American Orthodox Institute and an Acton University lecturer, join host Kevin Allen in a wide ranging conversation about “the complex issues surrounding religious freedom as well as the prospects of losing it.” 71 Christians Killed In Nigeria In November Pravoslavie.ru At least 71 Christians were killed in November in Nigeria as a result of attacks on Christian villages by the nomadic Fulani people and the Boko Haram militants. Continue Reading...

Sophia Institute 2013 Annual Conference

An icon of Christ as the Divine Sophia, the Wisdom of God (See Proverbs 8) by Eileen McGuckin This past Friday, I attended the Sophia Institute annual conference. I am a fellow of Sophia and presented a short paper there on Orthodox Christian monastic enterprise. Continue Reading...

Video: Samuel Gregg on Tea Party Catholic at the Acton Lecture Series

Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute and author of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America can Avoid a European Future, and more recently Tea Party Catholic:The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing, delivered a lecture on November 7th in the Acton Building’s Mark Murray Auditorium focusing on the subject of his latest book as part of the 2013 Acton Lecture Series. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.09.13

When Kuyper Came to Princeton Jordan Ballor, The Calvinist International In his book, Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism, Peter Heslam provides some background to Kuyper’s visit. Poll Finds Young People Souring on Health Law and Obama Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times A majority of 18- to 29-year-olds – a constituency crucial to the success of President Obama’s health overhaul — disapprove of the law, and fewer than a third of those who are uninsured are likely to sign up for coverage, according to a new poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Continue Reading...