Does Advocating Limited Government Mean Abandoning the Poor?

Does promoting limited government require abandoning a commitment to the poor? Ryan Messmore, whose answer is a firm “no”, argues that non-government institutions can provide personalized assistance to help individuals fix relational problems, overcome poverty and lead healthy lives: Calls for limited government are often mistakenly equated with a disregard for people in need. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 11.06.13

Why Classical Schools Just Might Save America Owen Strachan, The American Spectator It’s time for a partnership between religion and freedom. TOMS Shoes Joins Bono on the Role of Enterprise Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Last year, Bono came to a “humbling” realization and publicly announced his conviction that commerce is the key in economic development, not aid. Continue Reading...

Audio: Russell Kirk’s Final Public Lecture

Russell Kirk addresses the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan – 1.10.94 On Saturday, November 9, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute is hosting a conference on the 60th Anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative MindContinue Reading...

Worship as a Political Activity

Today many Christians in America will engage in the political activity of voting. But as Peter Leithart reminds us, worship is the leading political activity of Christians: Christians are engaged in political action just by being part of the church. Continue Reading...

Conscience and Christian Stewardship

I recently shared a lengthy excerpt from Faithful in All God’s House, highlighting the investment-return motif that appears throughout the Bible. “All of God’s gifts to mankind are as a divine investment on which the investor expects full return,” write Berghoef and DeKoster. Continue Reading...

Hollywood Gets Half A Million Dollars To Push Obamacare

It’s a bit hard to imagine. Maybe during your favorite medical drama, as the fictional doctors and nurses rush to save a life, one of the doctors will slip in a line like, “Thank goodness this patient is covered under the Affordable Care Act!” In an effort to pitch Obamacare to the masses, The California Endowment, a private fund, has given a $500,000 grant to ensure that Hollywood writers work the Affordable Care Act into television story lines. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.05.13

Supreme Court to review dispute over public prayers Bill Mears, CNN The justices on Wednesday will hear arguments over whether Greece, New York, may continue sponsoring what it calls “inclusive” prayers at its open sessions, on government property. Continue Reading...