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The Evangelical Roots of American Economics
Bradley W. Bateman, The Atlantic

As the discipline began to emerge, a group of passionately religious academics wanted it to become a tool for limiting child labor and fighting poverty.

Six Ways the Recession Inflicted Scars on Millions of Unemployed Americans
Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal

Damage from a layoff can include smaller paychecks for decades, lower rates of homeownership, psychological issues and perhaps even shorter lifespans.

Can Biblical Stewardship Save the Nation?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What can Christians do, then, about the situation unfolding in our country?

Admiration for Pope Francis in sharp decline, study shows
Crux

Three years into his papacy, a recent study shows global admiration for Pope Francis is in sharp decline.

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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).

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