PowerLinks 12.23.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 12.23.15

Property Rights and Religious Liberty
Larry P. Arnn, Imprimis

Many Christians, while they cherish religious liberty, seem to believe that property rights, and the commerce that arises from the establishment of property rights, are somehow un-Christian.

Has capitalism devoured Christmas?
Michael R. Strain, Washington Post

Christmas comes once a year, but it highlights a larger question: Does capitalism, and the consumerism it enables, have adverse effects on the moral character of individuals and society? Is modern capitalism incompatible with Christian living?

Christmas and Vocation
Gene Veith, Cranach

One thing you learn from the doctrine of vocation is that the Christian life includes what we might describe as the secular. The realm of “Christian” does not consist just of overtly devout exercises.

Actually, things are pretty good
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Free markets and free inquiry have changed the historic ‘norms’ of poverty and violence.

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).