Ayn Rand Didn’t Understand Capitalism. Or Altruism. Or Christianity. Or Reality.

Rand had an almost complete misunderstanding of capitalism. She confused self-interest with selfishness. [Read more…]

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From the archives: Disability and discipleship: “God Don’t Make No Junk”

We all are important to God. “God don’t make no junk,” as the saying on the T-shirt reads. This isn’t to deny the reality of brokenness and sin. But in the face of these evils, God still affirms and preserves his creation. Life itself is a blessing from God, and mere existence is proof enough that God values people and has purposes for us. Every one of us. [Read more…]

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10 final theses about the Acton Institute

The conclusion of our reports and analysis from the recent Acton University conference. Read the first ten posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” Is there really enough to go around? Letting our Jesus Freak flag fly Was Jesus a socialist? But what about sin? The pursuit [Read More…]

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The Pope and the farmer

More of our reports and analysis from the recent Acton University conference. Read the first nine posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” Is there really enough to go around? Letting our Jesus Freak flag fly Was Jesus a socialist? But what about sin? The pursuit of [Read More…]

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The refreshing difference at #ActonU

Lots of exciting things around here this week–in addition to the great debate about evangelizing in the workplace going on between the Faith and Work and Progressive Channels on Patheos Head-to-Head, my husband is also live-tweeting and blogging from Acton University in Grand Rapids, MI. Here’s his first post! By Edwin Woodruff Tait First of [Read More…]

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Acton University

Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy, Christian theology and sound economics.   Build your own curriculum. Choose from 100+ courses ranging from theological and philosophical, to policy-oriented and practical. [Read More…]

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