Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.23.19

Why the Physical Earth Matters to God
Ian K. Smith, Crossway

In our prayers at church, how often do we give thanks for those who labor in the mundane jobs that keep society going?

How the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Change Harms Legal Immigrants—Especially Christians
Tyler Deaton, The Bulwark

The brunt of the change will be felt by Christians already living legally in this country, particularly those people who are hard-working although lower-income Roman Catholic and Pentecostal-evangelical Latinos.

Christians in northeast Syria appeal for prayer for safety
Dale Gavlak, Catholic News Service

Groups representing Christians in northeast Syria are appealing for prayer, fearful that Turkey plans to make good its numerous threats to invade the region with its military forces.

Republicans Now Are More Open to the Idea of Expanding Presidential Power
Pew Research

Most Americans continue to say that it would be “too risky” to give the nation’s presidents more power, but the share expressing this opinion has declined since last year, with most of the change coming among Republicans.

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).