Because of the crush of Acton University blogging activity, I’ll be posting mostly links today. Watch for a wrap up in the days ahead.
Also, Jordan Ballor’s fine Acton Commentary “Unity or Unanimity at Reformed Council?” was published yesterday in the Detroit News under the headline “Ballor: Church activists shouldn’t adopt separation as doctrine.”
— Grzegorz (Greg) Lewicki explains what we mean by, “Get lost from my porch, or I’ll break your neck right now.”
— Jackson Egan offers “Acton University: A Student’s First Impressions of the Acton Institute.” He follows up with “The World is Not Changed by Good Intentions.”
— Adam Thompson unpacks “Hijacked Solidarity.”
— Dr. Charles Self meets “leaders and thinkers from Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic and non-denominational traditions” in his Day 2 post.
— Marcos Hilding Ohlsson is “Hablando de libertad y Religión.”
— Amy Hall reflects on “Wealth and the Bible.”
— Joshua Brown digs deeper into the “Notion of Liberty.”
— Brett Kunkle asks: “Can You Change Parenthood With No Consequences?”
— Along the same lines, Erin Kunkle explains why “Children Need Dads, Societies Need Dads.”
— Gerry Breshears indulges his “curiosity bump” at AU.
— Armando Regil Velasco looks at “Populism in Latin America.”
— Jeffrey Tucker wonders: “Why Do We Keep Singing this Music?”
— Patrick Russo does not overlook the “empty spaces” in the Scottish Enlightenment.
— Day Two from Kaetana Leontjeva: “Acton – tęsinys.”
— “Immaculée Ilibagiza puts everything in perspective” for Stephen Heiner.
— Kristy Kieda offers an appreciation of “Immaculée” and looks at aid to the developing world in “The Moral Hazard of Charitable Giving.”
— Robby Moeller talks about the friendship he has forged with Acton’s Jim Healy and takes a humorous look at Rev. Sirico on Fox News engaging with the producers of “What Would Jesus Buy?”
— Juan Callejas is back with “Personas sobre Datos.”
— Lenny McCallister has “A Thought on Christian Anthropology and Saving America.” What’s more, Lenny experiences an “Immaculée” moment, and has good things to say about “Dr. [Jennifer Roback] Morse’s analysis” on the breakdown of families and its impact on economic systems.
— Chris Armstrong announces that “Emergent is dead, and the leftovers have gone to the Christian Left, neo-Anabaptism, and neo-Puritanism.” He digs into Catholic Social Teaching and find the foundations of the free and virtuous society.
— Eric Teetsel looks at “Family Matters.”
— Elise Hilton quotes Rudy Carrasco and Jennifer Roback Morse and has better luck with the lemon drop martini.