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The Most Persecuted Religion
Abraham Cooper, John Huffman, and Yitzchock Adlerstein, Wall Street Journal

Christians are targeted—by independent groups or governments—in some 131 countries world-wide.

How the Early Church Made Peace with Prosperity
Peter Leithart, Christianity Today

As the early church grew in wealth and stature, it displaced existing Roman models of caring for the poor.

Why Guinness Has Been Good For You
Ashley May, Values & Capitalism

As proponents of free markets look for examples of morality, entrepreneurship and citizenship, “The Search for God and Guinness” may be a good place to start.

Why Aren’t We Praying From 9-5?
Taylor Barkley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Because our daily work falls into routine, it is extremely easy to simply forget to pray. But with God’s help and cultivated discipline we can develop spiritual habits like praying for our daily work.

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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).