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PowerLinks 07.25.16

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How Does Economics Help Christians Contribute to the Kingdom of God?
Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

If Christians want to be more effective in their ministry, then economics is a very good mental tool to have in their toolbox.

Tolerance, Criticism, and Humility are Core Principles of Freedom
Sandy Ikeda, FEE

A free and flourishing society demands both tolerance and criticism from its citizens.

House GOP’s Anti-Poverty Plan Draws From State Successes in Kansas, Maine
Amelia Hamilton , Opportunity Lives

Earlier this summer, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released “A Better Way,” the congressional Republicans’ agenda for moving Americans out of poverty and welfare dependency and into independence and success.

Are Africans Actually Getting Poorer?
The American Interest

GDP per capita is falling in Africa for the first time in more than two decades. It’s been a good run for growth on the continent, but at least for now, GDP growth is following below population growth.

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).