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Why Liberty Isn’t Enough

“It’s important to talk about liberty, but not in isolation,” says Samuel Gregg, Research Director for the Acton Institute. “Our language should reflect the truth that reason, justice, equality, and virtue make freedom possible.” At some point, for instance, those in the business of promoting freedom need to engage more precisely what they mean by liberty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.13.14

9 Things You Should Know About Pimps and Sex Traffickers Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition Nine things you should know about those who coerce women and children into prostitution. Koch Brother Donates Money to Hospital, Liberals Protest (Not a Parody) Andrew Stiles, Washington Free Beacon The donation was the largest in the hospital’s history, and will presumably create a fair number of new nursing jobs. Continue Reading...

The Four Questions of Christian Education

One of the advantages of living in a free society is that parents have multiple options for how they can educate their children, including enrolling them in religious education. Christian education is unique in that teachers can integrate faith and learning in the classroom to unlock academic disciplines from mere materialistic or rational concerns to direct interdependence and collaboration with the providential work of the Triune God in his plan to redeem the entire cosmos. Continue Reading...

Harry, Keep the (Climate) Change

On Monday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) held an all-night, 14-hour pajama party in Washington. In between the truth-and-dare games, hair braiding, karaoke and candy and soda binging, Sen. Reid dropped this bombshell: He’s not a fan of the brothers Koch, billionaires Charles and David. Continue Reading...

Everyone is Awesome

Everything, and everyone, really is awesome! In today’s Acton Commentary, “Everything Really is Awesome,” I make a connection between the LEGO movie and the latest film release by the Acton Institute, “For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles.” My point of departure is the ditty that appears in the LEGO movie, “Everything is Awesome.” Another implication of this connection is that everyone is awesome, in the same way that we recognize with the Psalmist: O LORD, our Lord,      how majestic is your name in all the earth! Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.12.14

Natural Law: Basic Principles, Objections, and Responses Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition A basic summary from Greg Forster’s very helpful book, The Contested Public Square: The Crisis of Christianity and Politics (IVP, 2008). Continue Reading...