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The Most Effective Response to Poverty? Worshipping the True God
Tom Nelson, Christianity Today

Even more than better systems and better policies, we need better theology.

Are Christians Privileged or Persecuted?
Ross Douthat, New York Times

How Western liberalism’s peculiar relationship to its Christian heritage leaves non-Western Christians exposed.

Taxing family income: the effects on marriage and how time and resources are shared within households
Andrew Shephard and George-Levi Gayle, Microeconomic Insights

A key question in designing an effective taxation system is whether to tax people individually or jointly within households.

Court sides with Philly against Catholic Social Services over same-sex parents in foster care
Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

Philadelphia city government can require that contractor Catholic Social Services does not discriminate against same-sex couples in its foster care program, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

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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).

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