Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.27.18

The First Amendment Didn’t Separate Church and State—Christianity Did
Paul R. DeHart, Public Discourse

It was Christianity, not modernity, that separated church and state. It was modernity, not Christianity, that sought to bind them back together. And, at day’s end, the American order has more in keeping with the Christian apostasy than with either antiquity’s sacral political orders or modernity’s rejection of the claim that there exists any domain outside the jurisdiction of the modern state.

Responsibility Is the Antidote to the Poverty Mindset
Barry Brownstein, FEE

The worst poverty is not material poverty, but poverty of soul.

Protecting competition doesn’t mean protecting competitors
Jason Snead, CapX

With no real competition there is no incentive to innovate or improve service.

Three Core Principles for Helping the Jobless
Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The doorway out of oppression and injustice often is marked by the assurance of dignity and hope found through God’s gift of work.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).