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The Kuyperian Impulse of the Benedict Option
James D. Clark, Themelios

Evangelicals have criticized Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option and the idea of strategic withdrawal, with some citing Abraham Kuyper as a model of how Christians should engage the world today. This article argues that the Benedict Option and the Kuyperian tradition harmonize with (rather than contradict) each other in significant ways.

How Many Declarations Does It Take to Secure Religious Freedom?
Erin Rodewald, Providence

Madison and company succeeded in creating a unique system whereby religion was protected but not central to the functions of government.

Recovering the Moral Contents of Life
Daniel J. Mahoney, City Journal

Pierre Manent on natural law and human rights

Living for Christ by Thinking Economically About Our Work
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Life without work is meaningless, but work is not the meaning of life.

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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).