Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.20.13

The Common Good: Instrumental But Not Just Contractual
Robert P. George, Public Discourse

Is the fundamental and essential point of forming the polity the polity itself, or is the polity primarily a means of protecting and achieving many other valuable ends?

Balancing Work, Family, Community, and Faith
Taylor Barkley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What is the right amount of time to spend at work?

International Conventions, the Human Rights Regime, and Religious Freedom
Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism

As was noted in an earlier posting, there are several prominent instruments that can be used to impose socially liberal rules on an unwilling nation state or an unwilling majority.

Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise
Jordy Yager, The Hill

The number of religious groups reporting they were improperly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing.

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).