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Why Marxism Fails as a Substitute for Christianity
Bruce Ashford

Marxist historicism cannot uphold humanity in the face of history’s terrors. Only Christianity can shelter man.

Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition
Antony Sammeroff, Mises Wire

To accept without evaluation the presupposition that capitalism is a system of competition — in contrast to other hypothetical systems of cooperation (namely socialism and communism) — is to frame the very debate itself in leftist terms and play the game on an unfairly tilted game-board.

Does your church need to pay the “parking lot tax”?
Elaine Sommerville and Frank Sommerville, ERLC

In short, the IRS has provided its initial interpretation, which may foreshadow its ultimate position when it eventually provides permanent guidance.

What the Old Testament Teaches about Business and the Poor
Gage Arnold, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Does the Bible teach that business owners should give to charity? And if so, what should that look like?

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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).