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Church-Going States Give the Most to Charity

How much of their incomes do Americans give to charity? A report by Chronicle of Philanthropy that analyzed taxpayers’ IRS data to find the answer: On average, Americans give about 3 percent of their income to charity each year, according to the report released Monday. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.07.14

How the Russian Orthodox Church answers Putin’s prayers in Ukraine Gabriela Baczynska and Tom Heneghan, Reuters Under Putin, the ROC gets support from the state and powerful oligarchs allied to the Kremlin, while Moscow benefits from its public blessing. Continue Reading...

Seinfeld Sounds Like a Prophet in Skewering Materialism

Out of all the passages in the Bible, I suspect the advertiser’s least favorite verse is Isaiah 55:2: “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” Advertising — like most other forms of marketing — can serve a noble and necessary function. Continue Reading...

Symposium on Common Grace: Interview With Shirley Roels

On October 31, Calvin College will be hosting the Symposium on Common Grace, an event co-sponsored by the Calvin College Business Department and the Acton Institute. According to the event website, the symposium will …bring members of the faith, academic, and business communities together to explore and consider Abraham Kuyper’s works on common grace and how it applies to various business disciplines. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.06.14

Education Needs More Freedom, Not More Money Emily Domenech, The Federalist Oh, what I could do with the money my local school system spends while complaining they just don’t get enough to offer many extras. Continue Reading...