The good, the bad, and the Amway: a second post from #AU2016

I’ve now been through the opening banquet and one full day of Acton University, and I have thoughts. Boy, do I ever have thoughts. I’ll try to get some of them into this post. What I’ve done so far: Plenary, Magatte Wade: Wade, a Sufi Muslim and the founder of several businesses, made a passionate [Read More…]

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“What if I told you the boundaries are wrong?” #AU2016

So, I’m here at Acton University in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids (I’m actually not kidding; the river is really pretty and I enjoyed walking along it last night) in a room full of several thousand traditional Catholics and evangelicals all concerned with economics and politics.  How exactly does a nice Episcopal priest and English major [Read More…]

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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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