PowerLinks 12.24.14
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PowerLinks 12.24.14

Pope Francis the Economist
Michael Severance, Catholic World Report

The Pope is not interested in validating the right or left on any specific policy, but rather reminding us of more transcendent principles.

Supreme Court to hear ObamaCare subsidy challenge in March
Sarah Ferris, The Hill

The highly anticipated case challenging ObamaCare’s subsidies will officially reach the Supreme Court on March 4. Justices will hear arguments in King v. Burwell in just under three months, according to the court’s schedule posted Monday afternoon.

Selfies, Stewardship, and the Real Meaning of Christmas
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

A recent ad by the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn shows a young woman taking a selfie. She’s not alone in the picture, though: an image of Jesus is just behind her. A caption at the top of the ad reads, “It’s never just a selfie,” and at the bottom, the diocese bids viewers, “Join us for Christmas.”

10 Ways We Can Remember to Be Christians This Christmas
Kevin DeYoung, The Gospel Coalition

Christmas is almost here. And that means many of us are tired, frazzled, stressed, and busy. The next two weeks will go by in a blur–from family, to church, to food, to family, to football, back to church, back to family, back to food, and then back to work.

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).