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PowerLinks – 12.18.12

‘The Hobbit’ and Virtue Joseph Pearce, National Catholic Register At its deepest level of meaning, The Hobbit is a pilgrimage of grace in which its protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, becomes grown-up in the most important sense. Continue Reading...

Wealth and Political Rhetoric in Ancient Christian Perspective

King Solomon, the original “1%” Last Thursday, NPR ran an interesting piece by Alan Greenblat that featured the perspective of several of the nation’s rich (read: annual household income over $250,000) in relation to President Obama’s determination that the Bush era tax increases end for the nation’s rich as part of any deal related to the looming “fiscal cliff.” The article features a variety of perspectives, but I would like to reflect upon one particular section of that article here. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.17.12

Gehenna in Connecticut John Podhoretz, Commentary Gehenna, a synonym for Hell, is a real place, or so the Bible tells us. You can see it today. Jefferson’s Robust Views of Religious Freedom Brian Walsh, T.J. Continue Reading...

Two Christian Views on Right to Work

MLive asked Rev. Robert Sirico and Peter Vander Meulen, a coordinator of the Christian Reformed Church in North America’s Office of Social Justice, to comment on Michigan’s new Right to Work law. Continue Reading...

‘Markets Don’t Make Capitalism’

Earlier this week Dylan Pahman reflected on the question, “Which capitalism?” He helpfully explores the nature of capitalism and the importance of definitions. This conversation reminded me of a point made by Michael Novak during his conversation with Rev. Continue Reading...