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PowerLinks 03.27.18

What Protects Us From Exploitation? Russ Roberts, Medium Game theory, negotiating skill and bargaining power are not the right way to think about what determines what people earn in the modern economy in 2018. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.26.18

Management in Light of the Supremacy of God How Should Christians Think About Management? Matt Perman, What’s Best Next Christians should care about whether the organizations they work in are managed well and, if they are managers themselves, they should manage well. Continue Reading...

Love as a tesseract

Earlier this week at Public Discourse I wrote an essay on the dangers of individualism and collectivism, illustrated with literary samples from C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle respectively. I drew the image of an individualist hell from Lewis’ The Great Divorce, citing Napoleon as an eternal exile, not on Elba or Saint Helena but into everlasting perdition. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.23.18

Abandoned by the U.S., Syrian Christians and Kurds Seek Help from Pro-Iran Militias John Zmirak, The Stream The region of Syria controlled by the SDF is one of the only places in the Middle East with religious freedom for Christians. Continue Reading...

The bishop, Balaam, and communism

‘Weltchronik. Böhmen’ by Rudolf von Ems Public Domain Lester DeKoster begins his book Communism and Christian Faith, now out in a new edition from Christian’s Library Press, with a quote from Bishop Joseph Butler’s sermon ‘Upon the Character of Balaam’: “Things and actions are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be: why then should we seek to be deceived?” At first it seems transparently simple, obvious really, but in our day-to-day lives it is as obscure as it was to Balaam himself. Continue Reading...

5 Facts for World Water Day

Today is the 25th annual observance of World Water Day, a global initiative to focus attention on the importance of freshwater. Here are five facts you should know about safe and accessible water: 1. Continue Reading...