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Review: ‘Becoming Europe’ a Little Bit Late?

The Pilot, a South Pines, N.C. newspaper, recently featured a review of Samuel Gregg’s Becoming Europe by Don Delauter. He says: This is a scholarly work in which the author presents a review of the historical path which led relentlessly to the social and economic cultures of modern day Western Europe. Continue Reading...

Neuhaus’ Law and Religious Liberty

Emperor Theodosius Forbidden by St Ambrose To Enter Milan Cathedral (Anthony van Dyck, 1620) In the latest issue of Renewing Minds, a journal of Christian thought published by Union University, I examine two different visions of religious liberty. Continue Reading...

Farm Loans and the ‘Floodgates to Fraud’

“Anytime you are going to throw money up in the air,” says Abraham Carpenter Jr., a farmer in Grady, Arkansas, “you are going to have people acting crazy.” Although “throwing money up in the air” is increasingly one of the main functions of the federal government, Mr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.29.13

Is There a Distinctively “Christian” Way to Be a Bus Driver? Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition My sense is that often a singular question is being asked but multiple questions are being answered. Continue Reading...

‘I’m Not a Bum, I’m a Human Being’

Ronald Davis is homeless and living on the streets of Chicago. In this video clip he shares how he feels about the way other people treat him. “No matter what people think about me, I know I’m a human first.” When we see people like Mr. Continue Reading...

Virtue Matters More Than Money

There is such powerful interest in sports being a way out of poverty for many low-income males, especially black males, that we tend to forget about other things, like wisdom, that contribute to success. Continue Reading...

Is Higher Education a Sinking Ship?

A recent CNBC article by Mark Koba notes the bleak outlook for 2013 college grads looking for work: A survey released last week from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that businesses plan to hire only 2.1 percent more college graduates from the class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012. Continue Reading...

Buying Our Way Out of Crime Will Not Work

Americans continue to be fed the false narrative that poverty causes crime rates to rise. While it is true that not having material needs met makes people vulnerable to do things like steal—even the Bible teaches that (Proverbs 30:8-9)—the ongoing reduction of morality and materiality is doing nothing but setting the stage for the failure of well-intended programs because we are missing core moral issues. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.26.13

How Do You Meet the World’s Needs Through Your Calling? Greg Ayers, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics According to Jeremiah 29:5-7, one reason we as Christians work to fulfill the Cultural Mandate is for the benefit of others, not just for ourselves. Continue Reading...