Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks – 12.24.12

Charity for Our Scrooges
Braxton Boren, The Gospel Coalition

Dickens’s masterpiece speaks powerfully today to a nation divided along lines nearly as deep as the class divisions in Scrooge’s London.

Christmas and the Scandal of Particularity
Brett Bertucio, First Things

The greatest sin, according to the dominant cultural mentality, appears to be this claim to particularity.

Christmas in Bethlehem
OCP News

Israel has taken measures to ensure a safe environment, smooth access and movement for the many worshippers and tourists who come to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem.

Christmas skirmishes as old as Puritans
Joseph Bottum, Washington Times

In truth, Christmas has always been something that would devour the world, if allowed. How could it not?

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).