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PowerLinks 10.31.16

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5 Facts about Reformation Day
Joe Carter, ERLC

While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31 is also Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday.

Federal Judge Asks Why Obama Administration Isn’t Admitting Christian Syrian Refugees
Hans von Spakovsky, The Daily Signal

In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S.

Is There Still Room for Christian Political Advocacy?
James Clark, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Tempting as it may be, we cannot abandon politics entirely, no matter how intractable, debased, or corrupt it becomes. All cultural spheres belong to God, and it is our duty as Christians to represent him in all of them.

The cost of exports
David Hebert, The Hill

Presidential candidates rarely agree with each other during the months leading up to an election, but in this case, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton proposed plans to increase jobs by increasing exports, with Mr. Trump seeming especially keen on the idea of doing anything and everything necessary to increase U.S. exports.

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).