Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.08.17

Religious Liberty Is for Everyone
Collin Hansen, TGC

Are these Christians right to be worried? What’s at stake, and what is the state of religious liberty in our country and around the world?

Augustine and Limited Government
Gordon Arnold, The Imaginative Conservative

Augustine recognized that the flaws of human nature precluded perfection on earth, and he concluded that government cannot save souls by coercing virtuous conduct,

Does Marriage Help Men Become Better Earners?
Laurie DeRose, Family Studies

Marriage is a social institution with a set of normative expectations that can transform behavior.

How the humble potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism
Rebecca Earle, The Conversation

Today’s somewhat uneasy marriage of public health and individual choice is the result of new ideas that emerged during the Enlightenment.

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).