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The Budget, the Local Church, and Who Is Helping: People not Money
John Mark N. Reynolds, Patheos

Can we look at where a local church spends money and judge what that congregation is doing to help people?

Faith and (No) Work
Roydon Frost, TGC Africa

For so many African Christians, the question is not “how can I fulfil God’s calling in my work?”; but “where can I find work?” full stop. The question is not “how can I integrate faith and work?”; the question is “how can I live out my faith with integrity when there is no work?”

Trump punches free enterprise
James Pethokoukis, The Week

Republicans — supposedly America’s business-loving party — in particular should be horrified at such a politically-driven attempt at what they might have previously condemned as “central planning” or “crony capitalism.”

Free Will and the Market Place
Frank Chodorov, Mises Wire

In making his ethical choices, man is guided by a code believed to have the sanction of God; and experience has shown that the good life to which his instinct impels him can be achieved only if he makes his decisions accordingly.

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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).