Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks – 09.27.12

Child Welfare Legislation Outlaws Spanking

When Governor Jack Markell signed into law Senate Bill 234 on September 12, 2012, Delaware became the first state in the in the nation to effectively outlaw corporal discipline of children by their parents.

The Story Behind One of the Most Ironic Religious Freedom Lawsuits Ever Filed
Tobin Grant, Christianity Today

The religious discrimination complaint against the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom moves closer to trial.

Pope urges interfaith dialogue in Mideast, defends religious freedom
Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service

Pope Benedict XVI signed a major document calling on Catholics in the Middle East to engage in dialogue with Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim neighbors, but also to affirm and defend their right to live freely in the region where Christianity was born.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Economics & Serving Others
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

How do we accomplish what love requires? How do we serve others? How do we give sacrificially? How do we transform the world for the coming Kingdom of Christ? We start by re-integrating of our faith and our vocation.

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).