PowerLinks – 01.18.13
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PowerLinks – 01.18.13

Gleaning – A Guide to Christian Charity?
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

There are several important points wrapped up in the practice of gleaning which are significantly different than how assistance for the poor is often conducted today.

Egyptian court sentences Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam
Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News

The 15-year prison sentence given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity is a sign of things to come, according to alarmed human rights advocates who say the nation’s Islamist government is bad news for Christians in the North African country.

Work, What is it Good For?
Emily DeBaun, Fare Forward

If work is part of God’s plan for us, why is it so laborious? That’s one of the questions Tim Keller implicitly sets out to answer in his book Every Good Endeavor, a timely read that is shaping my New Years’ thinking.

Another Study Confirms: Head Start Doesn’t Work
Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released its latest batch of Head Start data, revealing, once again, that its students are receiving far less than a “head start.”

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).