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Radio Free Acton: Jordan Ballor on Kuyper, Bonhoeffer and Thanksgiving; Upstream on Alternative Country Music

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Bruce Edward Walker talks with Ray Nothstine, Opinion Editor of the the North State Journal and Editor at the Civitas Institute, on the alternative country music genre. Then, Caroline Roberts interviews Jordan Ballor, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Publishing at the Acton Institute, on the link between Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Abraham Kuyper, and Thanksgiving.

Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

John Mellencamp official site

Carlene Carter official site

Lillie Mae official site

Sunny Sweeney official site

Register here to attend Acton on Tap: Sean Mulholland, Ph.D. — Taking on Inequality: Seeking Paths to Greater Prosperity

Read “Cheap grace and gratitude” by Jordan Ballor

Buy Common Grace: God’s Grace for a Fallen World: Volume 1 by Abraham Kuyper

Buy Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Science and Art by Abraham Kuyper

Buy The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

Read “Work and Prayer” by C.S. Lewis

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.