PowerLinks 01.05.16
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.05.16

Patriarch Sako on Christian Persecution: ‘Is This Not a Crime Against Humanity?’

“In one night, 120,000 Christians left their homes just with their clothes and have been living in camps for one and a half years. Is this not a crime against humanity?”

Seeing The West As Worse
Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

In the aftermath of San Bernardino and Paris massacres, our cognitive leaders – from President Obama on down – have warned Americans not to engage in what Hillary Clinton has described as “a clash of civilizations.” But you can’t have a real clash when one side – ours – seems compelled to demean its traditions and values.

Can You Glorify God as an Economist? Arthur Brooks on Religion, Economics and Poverty
Napp Nazworth, Christian Post

If your purpose in life is to glorify God, why become an economist? Christian economist Arthur Brooks answered this question at a November Faith Angle Forum.

‘Hamilton’ and the Romance of Government
Eve Tushnet, The American Conservative

The hit Broadway musical risks becoming a love song to America’s regime.

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).