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Acton University: Economics, Freedom, and Christianity

. . .what is virtue if not the free choice of what is good?” Alexis de Tocqueville Today the Acton Institute, and educational and research group promoting the development of free and virtuous societies through individual liberty and Christian principles,...

/ June 10, 2008

The Case for the Christian Liberal Arts in a Polarized, Fractious Age

Physicist Leonard Mlodinow opens his entertaining book The Drunkard’s Walk with the story of a lottery winner whose lucky ticket ended with the number 48.[1]  However, according to the contestant, luck had nothing to do with it. Claiming clairvoyance, they dreamt the...

/ May 9, 2022
Mere Fidelity

Beatitudes: “Poor in Spirit”

In the second part of the Mere Fidelity discussion of the Beatitudes, Matt, Alastair, and Derek tackle the first bombshell that Jesus drops: Blessed are the poor in spirit. There’s a strong urge in most of us to spiritualize the...

/ February 26, 2021
Mere Fidelity

‘Bavinck: A Critical Biography,’ with Dr. James Eglinton

Dr. James Eglinton from the University of Edinburgh joins us to discuss the great theologian Herman Bavinck. Dr. Eglinton just released Bavinck: A Critical Biography. The conversation ranges from a deep exploration of Bavinck’s polymathic tendencies to the very basics...

/ February 20, 2021
Mere Fidelity

The Beatitudes

With all four of the Mere Fidelity crew on mic, the theological insights fly fast and furious as they take up the discussion of the Beatitudes. Highlights of this episode include: What is a blessing? What are the two kinds...

/ February 9, 2021

7 Things You Should Know About the Evangelical Deep State

By Susannah Black, Matt Loftus, and Jake Meador 2017 was the year of the deep state, a year when the inner workings of the American system were exposed to the world and we realized that what we thought was a...

/ February 13, 2018

Young Christians and the Specter of Socialism

Earlier this week Andrew Strain wrote a sharp, if also too short, post for First Things arguing that economic debates that orbit around whether or not the government should intervene in the marker are ultimately meaningless. This is the gist of...

/ July 27, 2017

The Christian Statesman and the Gospel to the Poor: A Christian Classical Liberal Perspective

Over the next week we’ll be running pieces multiple pieces on political economics. The chief question we are addressing is “What duties a Christian magistrate has to the poor?” In today’s post, Dylan Pahman of the Acton Institute is giving a...

/ November 2, 2016

The Monastic Calling of the Force in Star Wars

I’m happy to run this guest piece by Dylan Pahman of the Acton Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanPahman. In his recent essay at Public Discourse, “The Family and the Force,” my colleague at the Acton Institute Jordan...

/ January 28, 2016

A Consensus on Intergenerational Justice?

Editor’s note:  This is a guest post written by Daniel Suhr, a friend of Mere-O.  You can see the whole event video here.  Enjoy and discuss responsibly. When Ron Sider, Gideon Strauss, and other prominent evangelicals issued “A Call for...

/ April 21, 2011