Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.12.19

Pirates, Not Puritans
Titus Techera, Law and Liberty

The promise of lawless freedom is partly deceptive; something beyond mere individualism is required to make a community.

Ferris Bueller’s Vacation Vocation
Glenn Moots, Public Discourse

John Hughes’s classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, confronts current schemes of “free college” with a perennial human problem: What is God calling you to do?

New Tariffs on China Will Translate to More Taxes on Americans
Riley Walters, The Daily Signal

The Trump administration has dug itself into a hole with its aggressive trade negotiating tactics. And it’s only digging itself deeper.

Why God Has Created Us to Value Different Things
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

It is important to understand that this notion of subjective value comes straight from the biblical truth about how we are created in God’s image: unique, different, and match-less.

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).