PowerLinks – 05.08.13

Religious freedom lures many to U.S. from Asia Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register Immigrants, particularly from Asia, increasingly are coming to the U.S. less out of economic distress and more as a result of what may be called ‘lifestyle’ migration. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.07.13

Muslims, Monasteries, Jews, Sikhs, and Scholars Urge Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Religious Liberty Appeal The Becket Fund Diverse Group of Amicus Briefs Ask the High Court to Protect a Peaceful Hutterite Colony The Many Faces of Neo-Marxism Walter Laqueur, The National Interest If this perceived Marx renaissance has little to do with the actual teachings of Marx, with which the poststructuralists, postmodernists and gender scholars seem only vaguely familiar, how does one explain the renaissance, however modest it may be and however restricted to elite Western universities that have little connection to today’s industrial working class? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.06.13

Religious Education in Peril Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism It is not likely that public school attendance will be required of all children any time soon, but the government may effectively restrict or prohibit religious education. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.03.13

Fruitfulness Outweighs Productivity Wilmer Villacorta, Fieldnotes Magazine Fruitfulness outweighs productivity because it reflects our capacity to steward God’s creation. The Case Against Cronies: Libertarians Must Stand Up to Corporate Greed Timothy P. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.02.13

Business professionals gaining vision for international outreach Tess Rivers, Baptist Press In many countries around the world, she notes, “It is difficult for IMB personnel to build relationships with business professionals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.01.13

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? Annie Lowrey, New York Times The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.30.13

What is this Thing called Virtue? Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative Today we occasionally hear the word “virtue” used—and not always in sarcasm. What Jim Wallis, Chicago, and Free-Market Economists Can Teach Us About the Common Good Tyler Castle, Values & Capitalism As a conservative Christian who also cares deeply about “the least of these,” I would argue that it should only be government’s job to care for the poor as a last resort. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.29.13

Is There a Distinctively “Christian” Way to Be a Bus Driver? Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition My sense is that often a singular question is being asked but multiple questions are being answered. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.26.13

How Do You Meet the World’s Needs Through Your Calling? Greg Ayers, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics According to Jeremiah 29:5-7, one reason we as Christians work to fulfill the Cultural Mandate is for the benefit of others, not just for ourselves. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.25.13

New Poll Finds Texas Voters Favor Private School Choice Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice School choice may be a contentious topic in the legislature, but a new survey shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing student access to private schools. Continue Reading...