Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He is also a postdoctoral researcher in theology and economics at the VU University Amsterdam as part of the "What Good Markets Are Good For" project. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as editor of numerous works, including Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. Jordan is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Posts by Jordan J. Ballor

Survival of the metaphysically fittest

Crux Magazine, a new e-zine and sister publication of Touchstone Magazine, has an insightful analysis and summary of some of the recent trends in scientific studies of religion. In “Survival of the Metaphysically Fittest,” John D. Continue Reading...

Papal economics on NRO

“Where did Pope John Paul II stand on economic issues?” Father Robert Sirico answers this question in an article appearing today on National Review Online, “Papal Economics 101: Freedom and truth.” Continue Reading...

Tort reform as a moral issue

Law professor Ronald J. Rychlak discusses some of the developments in tort law in the United States, as well as some of the proposed reforms. “As legislators and other lawmakers consider future planned reforms to the tort system, the goal must be to return to a system which affirms the dignity and intrinsic value of the person and the community by placing blame only on those who cause damage, not simply on those who have deep pockets,” he writes. Continue Reading...

Interview with J.C. Huizenga

This month’s School Reform News, a publication of the Heartland Institute, has an interview with J.C. Huizenga, member of the Acton Institute’s Board of Directors, as well as founder and chairman of the National Heritage Academies, “Bringing the Profit Motive and Moral Values to Education.” Continue Reading...

Faith in government

There’s a provocative post from Bryan Caplan over at EconLog about “the odd factoid that faith in government dramatically increased after 9/11.” Continue Reading...

Father Sirico on FOX News

As events have unfolded over the weekend in Rome, Acton staff members have been called upon by many news organizations to lend some perspective on the legacy of Pope John Paul II. Continue Reading...

Acton podcast

Acton Institute audio files are now available via a “podcast.” A podcast is similar to an RSS feed (in fact it is an RSS feed) but the intention is to describe audio files. Continue Reading...

In memory of Pope John Paul II

The Acton Institute has put together a special section in honor of Pope John Paul II. Here you’ll find pictures of the Pope with Acton president Fr. Robert Sirico, up-to-date media items featuring commentary and reflection by Acton staff, and links to resources about the pope and his legacy. Continue Reading...