PowerLinks 07.07.14
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.07.14

Faith and the Employer
Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative

For someone claiming to “build cultures of evangelization” to tell an employee that he is simply wrong to recognize the unfairness of a stealth overtime requirement, that he has lost no “employee right” is morally, economically, and spiritually obtuse.

How Teacher Tenure Hurts Students
Lindsey Burke, The Daily Signal

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program,” quipped Milton Friedman. The same could be said of teachers with tenure.

The Righteous Mind and the Inner Ring
Alan Jacobs, The New Atlantis

This, I think, is how our “moral matrices,” as Haidt calls them, are formed: we respond to the irresistible draw of belonging to a group of people whom we happen to encounter and happen to find immensely attractive.

Is Your Office Too Cutthroat for Kindness?
John Kyle, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

I think we might process kindness in a visceral way rather than in a cognitive way. We feel kindness more than we think about it.

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).