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PowerLinks 04.16.19

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Is Buying Stuff the Best Way to Help the Poor?
Greg Phelan, TGC

If rising GDP has done more to decrease poverty than any charity or aid program, how does one best leverage one’s personal finances to help the poor?

The Pentagon isn’t doing enough to protect the religious liberties of those who serve
Mike Berry, Washington Examier

A new complaint launched by an anti-religion group, along with two recent incidents involving decorated military officers, highlight an important need in today’s armed forces: the Pentagon must be more vigilant in protecting the religious liberty of men and women in uniform.

Free exchange can conjure something from nothing
Douglas Carswell, CapX

Openness to innovation is more important than being part of a great bloc.

God Watches the Way You Work
John Lennox, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

For the believer, the main motive is to experience God’s kingdom, that is, his rule in our everyday lives. In practical terms that will mean seeking his righteousness.

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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).