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PowerLinks 11.19.14

Erdoğan: Disbelief in Muslim discovery of America lack of self-esteem Today’s Zaman “Islam had expanded to the American continent before Columbus arrived,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. Clerical Freedom and Academic Freedom Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine It’s odd to think that all those boys died at Normandy and Iwo Jima so that men of God could have their sermons confiscated by the government, lest they dare to preach against ambiguous bathrooms. Continue Reading...

A Culture of ‘Me’ Promotes Cowardice: Love And Permanence In The Modern World

The Vatican is currently hosting a three-day inter-faith conference and discussion entitled Humanum. According to their website, it is … a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society. Continue Reading...

The FAQs: The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

What just happened in Jerusalem? Two Palestinian men armed with axes, meat cleavers, and a pistol, entered a synagogue complex in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning and killed four rabbis, one from the UK and three from United States (all had dual-citizenship in Israel). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.18.14

Evangelicals Talking With Orthodox Robert Arakaki, Orthodox-Reformed Bridge Rev. Graham has been respectful of the Orthodox Church. His goal has been to bring people to faith in Christ, not establish rival Evangelical Churches as an alternative to the historic Russian Orthodox Church. Continue Reading...

Poverty, Family Breakdown, and the Cross

It has become a regular occurrence at conservative publications to note the strong correlation between traditional marriage and family and higher income levels. Take, for example, Ari Fleischer, who wrote the following in the Wall Street Journal last June: If President Obama wants to reduce income inequality, he should focus less on redistributing income and more on fighting a major cause of modern poverty: the breakdown of the family. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.14

Is Economic Liberty Necessary for Religious Liberty? Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Can churches have religious freedom in a nation without economic freedom? This issue was explored Monday at an Acton Institute conference hosted by the Catholic University of America. Continue Reading...