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PowerLinks 07.09.13

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Solving Poverty Is Rocket Science
Richard Stearns, Christianity Today

Christians are among America’s most compassionate people. But we can do a better job responding to the complexity of poverty.

The Mosquito Bite Analogy
Bryan Caplan, EconLog

Free-market economists often lament the difficulty of communicating their ideas to a popular audience. Why? Because the free-market prescription is often, “Government should leave the problem alone. Trying to fix it only makes it worse.” How is anyone supposed to sell such counter-intuitive ideas?

Orthodox Priests Continue To Be Targeted By Syrian Rebels
Milena Faustova, OCP Media

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), which unites 29 countries, made a statement saying that according to information available, two Orthodox metropolitans have been killed in Syria during the past few months.

The Myth of Unreligious America
Rodney Stark, Wall Street Journal

Most of those who say they have ‘no religion’ on surveys also pray. Half believe in angels.

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).