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PowerLinks 09.18.13

Work Is a Glorious Thing John Piper, Desiring God Work is a glorious thing. And if you stop and think about it, the most enjoyable kinds of leisure are a kind of work. Continue Reading...

When Moral Law Trumps a Hip Hop Hoax

The BBC reports on a major hoax pulled by Scottish rappers Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd. The college friends pretended to be Americans and lived a lie for three years in order to secure a record deal and tour the UK and eventually the world as rappers. Continue Reading...

September 17: Constitution Day In The United States

By federal law, September 17 is Constitution Day. That makes it a very good day to read the U.S. Constitution, especially if you happen to be a U.S. citizen. Maybe the last time you read it was in high school, or maybe you’ve never read it (it’s okay; I won’t tell anyone.) Surely, you remember the Preamble, at least, don’t you? Continue Reading...

Fighting Terrorism By Promoting Religious Freedom

The fight against global terrorism is a battle of ideas as much as brawn, says Robert George, and environments that promote freedom of thought and belief empower moderate ideas and voices to denounce extremist hatred and violence: Central to this effort is understanding two things. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.17.13

God and the Minimum Wage Maxford Nelsen, The American Spectator Labor secretary Tom Perez has assumed the role of God’s intermediary. Why Christians have much to fear in Syria Harold Jantz, Winnipeg Free Press Christian communities in the Middle East find themselves in a very difficult situation these days. Continue Reading...

Animal Sacrifice Powered Ancient Jerusalem’s Economy

Everyone knows the story about Jesus entering the Temple in Jerusalem and overturning the tables of the moneychangers. But what most people forget is that he also overturned the “benches of those selling doves.” While there was likely a lucrative business in changing foreign currency into Hebrew money (the only form of acceptable payment for the Temple tax), the selling of animals for sacrifice was probably the true Big Business in the city. Continue Reading...