PowerLinks 08.07.14
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.07.14

Social Justice Includes Defending Religious Liberty
Chelsen Vicari, Juicy Ecumenism

It may be that we are raising a generation of Evangelicals who resent self-sufficiency, upward mobility and success stories. I’m sorry to say these resentments, specifically among Millennials, is due in large part to an over-emphasis and misuse of “social justice” advocacy touted by the Left within our church sermons and Sunday school lessons.

How Government Threatens Religious Charity: Lessons of New York’s ‘Met Council’ Scandal
Howard Husock, Forbes

In other words, the Council—and non-profits all across the country—have great incentive to curry favor with elected officials but no legal means to do so. Thus, we should not be surprised that when an illegal means of doing so comes to light.

Three Reasons Private Property Is Essential for Human Flourishing
Shawn Ritenour, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The right to property is absolutely essential for human flourishing, for it is the social institution necessary for the engines of economic prosperity to function.

‘Right to Farm’ Measure Passes in Missouri
Julie Bosman, New York Times

The proposal, known as Amendment 1, guaranteed the rights of Missouri residents to “engage in farming and ranching practices.” Only North Dakota has a similar constitutional amendment.

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).