1 in 3 Americans want a divorce between clergy and civil marriages
Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service
Should clergy divorce themselves from civil marriage? Such a church-state split — already endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders — is showing surprising popularity in two new surveys released Tuesday by LifeWay Research.
‘My Work is More Important than Yours,’ So Say We All
Bethany Jenkins, The Gospel Coalition
Public school districts in the United States do not prioritize dance over, say, math. This is not, however, a mere accident of history.
What It Means to Listen: Free Speech from the Perspective of the Abrahamic Religions
Dominic Burbidge, Public Discourse
The Abrahamic religions provide a radical interpretation of the importance of speech: it is the primary way in which God reveals himself. Because persons of faith believe that God has spoken, they are called to develop and deepen their capacities for listening.
It’s the greatest achievement in human history, and one you probably never heard about
Mark J. Perry, AEI Ideas
Dartmouth economics professor Douglas Irwin has an excellent op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal — “The Ultimate Global Antipoverty Program,” with the subtitle “Extreme poverty fell to 15% in 2011, from 36% in 1990. Credit goes to the spread of capitalism.”