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The Religious Problem with Political Liberalism
Bruce Ashford,

The problem is that liberalism misidentifies society’s “root evil” as heteronomous authority (any type of authority that does not issue from within the autonomous individual). Errantly, it places its hopes in ideologically-liberal political parties that promise to maximize the individual’s autonomy and minimize any external authorities.

What to Do About the Growing Popularity of Socialism
Brad Wenstrup , The Daily Signal

The problem is that, for all its high-minded fairness, socialism doesn’t work. It’s not just a castle in the air—it’s the promise of a palace that is really built on quicksand.

China and Europe stand out on world map of atheism
Frank Jacobs, Big Think

According to the survey, fully 67% of respondents in China considered themselves ‘convinced atheists’ – more than double the percentage in the world’s second-most atheistic country, Japan (29%). South Korea, at #5 in the ranking (with 23%) is another East Asian centre of atheism; but 18 of the other 20 leading countries are in Europe.

How to Satisfy Our Hunger for Meaningful Work
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

In God’s design, work was never meant to be contained in the daily 9-5 grind. The implications are much further reaching.

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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).