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Defending the Soup Kitchen
Elise Amyx, Values & Capitalism

There are a lot of irresponsible charities out there. Some create dependency, and others hurt local businesses by dumping free supplies.

The Puzzle of Religious Liberty
Benjamin Wiker, Catholic World Report

Why the affirmation of religious liberty can lead, ironically, to its extinction at the hands of the secular state.

Business As Ministry
Andre Yee, Desiring God

Anyone working in a “secular” job will be tempted to think of work as less significant or less God honoring than that of, say, a pastor. I have struggled here, and over the years I have met many others who struggle with a sense of purpose in their daily work — wondering if they need instead to give themselves to pastoral work or Christian ministry in order to truly “do God’s will.”

The Real Problem with Highly Regulated “School Choice”
Andrew J. Coulson, Cato Institute

Our reason for concern over this pattern is also grounded in empirical evidence: it is the least regulated, most market-like private schools that do the best job of serving families.

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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).