PowerLinks 10.09.13

A Catholic Response to the Demise of Rational Public Discourse James Kalb, Crisis Magazine To follow the news today is to get the impression that public life, in the sense of rational discussion oriented toward some reasonable understanding of the common good, has come to an end. Continue Reading...

Audio: Lawrence Reed at Acton On Tap

The Fall 2013 Acton On Tap series kicked off at Speak EZ Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., this evening with Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, who addressed gathered attendees on the lessons our society can learn from the history of Rome. Continue Reading...

God Is a Free Enterpriser

From Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster’s Faithful in All God’s House: Stewardship and the Christian Life: The Lord God is a free enterpriser. This is one reason why Karl Marx, who was not a free enterpriser, rejected God. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.08.13

Five myths about anti-Christian persecution John L. Allen, Jr., National Catholic Reporter As a contribution towards erasing that blind spot, let’s debunk five common myths about anti-Christian persecution. Income inequality, growth go together: Opposing view Scott Winship, USA Today Focus on the wealth gap is misplaced. Continue Reading...

Bible College Credited as Major Reason for Angola Prison Transformation

The New York Times ran a piece over the weekend about the success of the bible college run through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at Angola Prison. Warden Burl Cain calls the college “the game changer,” and he added “It changed the culture of the prison.” Historically, Angola was known as one of the most violent and dangerous prisons in the country. Continue Reading...

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