PowerLinks 06.18.14
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PowerLinks 06.18.14

A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Remaining Cases
Gabriel Malor, The Federalist

The First Amendment and executive power are the major themes for this term’s remaining cases. Here is the run-down on the most important cases yet to be decided this term.

Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate: Court Says Being Complicit in Sin Isn’t a Sin
Elizabeth Slattery, The Daily Signal

Last week, in Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected the appeal of Catholic nonprofit groups in their challenge to the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate.

Can Christians Flourish While They Suffer?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Are the notions of suffering and Christian flourishing incompatible? Can a Christian flourish while they suffer?

Pope, archbishop of Canterbury battle trafficking
Associated Press

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to combat it jointly — finding common ground on a social issue amid deep theological divisions over the Anglicans’ ordination of women bishops.

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).