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Jordan Ballor named to Relevant Nation

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A big hat tip to Jordan Ballor, PowerBlog MVP and associate editor of Acton’s Journal of Markets & Morality, on his being named to Relevant Nation — a group of “50 Activist, Artists And Innovators Who Are Changing Their World Through Faith.”

Produced by the folks at Relevant magazine, the Relevant Nation singles out “innovators from the worlds of art and entertainment, science and technology, business and social justice. The stories will inspire you to take risks, serve others with greater passion and embrace an influential and fulfilling life.” All are under 40 years old.

In his profile, Relevant asked Jordan about his work:

One of my interests is charity work and how it connects with evangelism. I am really interested in educating well-meaning Christians in economically responsible ways to help the poor and fulfill the Great Commission. I feel that good intentions aren’t enough; you have to look at techniques and consequences of public policy. The tendency for people is to depend on the government as the option of first resort. It really shouldn’t be the first place people go. I am also working on some theological perspectives on genetic research, stewardship of the environment, and globalization.

Congratulations, Jordan. We join author Frederica Mathewes-Green in her assessment of these 50 Relevant Nation honorees:

There is no better proof of Christ’s Resurrection than the stories-in-progress contained in this volume. Now as ever young people hear his voice, and rise up equipped to do his work.

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John Couretas John Couretas is Director of Communications, responsible for print and online communications at the Acton Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in news and publishing fields. He has worked as a staff writer on newspapers and magazines, covering business and government. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.