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PowerLinks 01.24.19

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Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism
James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty

If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time.

Saving Nigeria’s Christians
Tamara Winter, Washington Times

The focus on Boko Haram — both in Washington D.C. and in Abuja — risks leaving the wider religious conflict in Nigeria unaddressed. The reality on the ground is Christians in the Middle Belt face persecution, violence, intimidation and, increasingly, death.

Now we know the average American’s credit card balance
Dan Kopf, Quartz

The data show that whether a person owns a credit card diverges hugely by age, income, and education.

Oxfam’s inequality claims aren’t just misleading. They’re untrue
Tim Worstall, CapX

Oxfam have completely misread the research that forms the basis of their argument on inequality.

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).