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Pope calls global warming sin, says protecting creation is work of mercy
Inés San Martín, Crux

On a day marked by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as a day of prayer for creation, Pope Francis on Thursday reaffirmed that he regards environmental damage such as global warming as a serious sin against creation and wants Christians to resist it.

The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit
Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Mises Wire

In the most fundamental sense we are all, with each of our actions, always and invariably profit-seeking entrepreneurs.

Religious Freedom Doesn’t Protect Child Abuse
Emma Green, The Atlantic

An Indiana woman’s claim that she beat her son because of her faith is unlikely to succeed in court, but it could have implications for how Americans perceive these kinds of arguments in the future.

Socialism in Jesus’ Name?
R.C. Sproul Jr., Ligonier Ministries

“Jesus wants us to care for the poor. Socialism cares for the poor. Therefore Jesus wants socialism.” It’s a pretty simple syllogism. It is, nevertheless, a terribly flawed one.

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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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