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In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture
Lily Kuo, The Guardian

China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text.

The Free Market Is Not Just a Tool
Jonah Goldberg, National Review

Just because the free market looks like a “tool” from the vantage point of some policymakers and other elites gazing at society from olympian heights doesn’t mean my right to buy and sell what I want isn’t a right too.

Freedom of Religion and the Christian Ethics of the Nation-State
Andrew T. Walker, Providence

The reality of the nation-state is a call to both vigilance, gratitude, and responsibility under the umbrella of God’s providence.

Master Thinker
Milton Ezrati, City Journal

Adam Smith shaped how we think about markets and society.

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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).