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Why Progressives Are Wrong About Pope Francis and Poverty
Rich Lizardo, The American Spectator

As Phil Lawler pointed out, every time a pope “denounces selfishness and materialism,” political pundits erroneously equate such denouncements with having “sided with socialists.”

Solution to the IRS Mess: Eliminate the Corporate Income Tax
Matthew J. Franck, First Things

[T]he point of claiming the status is so that your incorporated 501(c)(4) “social welfare organization” doesn’t have to pay corporate income taxes on the money it raises. If there were no corporate income tax in the first place, the issue simply wouldn’t arise.

Why Calvinists and Arminians (and Those in Between) Can Unite for Religious Liberty
Russell D. Moore

I think both traditions, and the in-between place, have some things to contribute to our defense of a free church in a free state.

The New Testament’s View of Flourishing
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What does the New Testament have to say about flourishing, or shalom, and how does that impact how we live our lives and go about our 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).