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PowerLinks 10.22.13

Using Public Information to Protect Religious Liberty Brian Simboli, Crisis Magazine The government has tremendous power to obtain information about the citizenry. The latter, however, often has difficulty obtaining information about government activity. Continue Reading...

The Evangelical Work Ethic

Forget Max Weber and his Protestant work ethic, says Greg Forster. We don’t need social science to know that God cares about our work: Nothing shows the difficulty of understanding the relationship between work and faith more than our continued insistence on framing this issue as a debate over Max Weber’s long-discredited theory of the Protestant work ethic. Continue Reading...

Stan Druckenmiller on Intergenerational Theft

In a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal, billionaire Stan Druckenmiller discusses his recent university tour sounding the alarm on intergenerational theft. The article paraphrases his case: [W]hile today’s 65-year-olds will receive on average net lifetime benefits of $327,400, children born now will suffer net lifetime losses of $420,600 as they struggle to pay the bills of aging Americans. Continue Reading...

License For Evil

No, that’s not the name of a new James Bond movie. Rather, it’s a Public Discourse post by Anthony Esolen that discusses society’s ability (and disability) to get a handle on evil actions and morality. Continue Reading...

Oliver O’Donovan in Conversation

Earlier this month, Christian’s Library Press co-sponsored a discussion between Ken Myers, Matthew Lee Anderson, and British moral philosopher Oliver O’Donovan. Held a few blocks from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the conversation addressed questions and themes of political theology and was loosely centered around O’Donovan’s 1996 book The Desire of the Nations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.21.13

Victory Is Now Final For Louisiana Monks Institute for Justice U.S. Supreme Court Rejects State’s Petition Seeking To Overturn Landmark Constitutional Victory Amid New Attacks, Egypt’s Copts Preserve Heritage Hamza Hendawi, AP The little known Anba Bishay Church offers a striking example of how Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church jealously guards its heritage against formidable odds. Continue Reading...

Drawing Attention To God’s Thumbprint In The World

Every artist, whatever the medium, is a pale example of our Creator God, and the best artists know that. James Lee Burke, whose novels are full of violence and glimpses of evil, seems to be an unlikely candidate for drawing attention to “God’s thumbprint” in our world, but he consciously does just that. Continue Reading...