PowerLinks 12.22.14
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PowerLinks 12.22.14

Christians around world under siege
Steve Huntley, Chicago Sun-Times

During this season of joyous religious celebrations and especially the holiday cheer enjoyed with family and friends during Christmas time, we should not forget that in too many corners of the world Christianity is under siege with Christians abused, brutalized and murdered.

How Should Christians Think about Free Markets and Consumerism?
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Critics of the free-market approach sometimes confuse a free-market economic system with consumerism. Consumerism is an attitude that values owning and using stuff.

How crony capitalism is undermining US entrepreneurship and economic growth
James Pethokoukis , AEI Ideas

Fewer startups means less competitive intensity in the economy. And a crony capitalist relationship between business and government could mean fewer startups.

Prudence > Courage
Matthew Lee Anderson, Comment

There may be many ways to do wrong in this world, but there are also many paths to the right; those governed by prudence are willing to at least admit the possibility.

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).