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PowerLinks 05.15.19

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Were the First Christians Socialists?
Kevin DeYoung, TGC

Despite the initial plausibility of a socialist reading of Acts, there are at least two realities that make the sharing in the early church very different from socialism and especially communism.

We Must Restore the Dignity of Work. All Work.
Avi Woolf, The Bulwark

The idea that there is some concept of “real” work that doesn’t include services or corporate work is demeaning.

5 Ways to Address Millennial Pessimism about Capitalism
Doug McCullough and Brooke Medina, FEE

If we want to be free, we don’t need to go on an apology tour for capitalism.

Religious Freedom: What’s at Stake If We Lose It
Genevieve Wood, The Daily Signal

Religious freedom is more than the “freedom to worship” at a synagogue, church, or mosque. It means people shouldn’t have to go against their core values and beliefs in order to conform to culture or government.

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).