Radio Free Acton http://www.acton.org/media/radio-free-acton en clean Acton Institute Radio Free Acton is the official blog of the Acton Institute and covers economics, politics, and religion. The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is named after the great English historian, Lord John Acton (1834-1902). He is best known for his famous remark: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the Acton Institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing. To clarify this relationship, the Institute holds seminars and publishes various books, monographs, periodicals, and articles. Acton Institute webmaster@acton.org religion, liberty, economics, business, justice, god, freedom, free-market, rev sirico, subsidiarity, social thought, markets Chelsen Vicari on the Religious Left http://www.acton.org/media/audio/chelsen-vicari-religious-left <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_8.jpg?1411410389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Sarah Stanley speaks with Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Program Director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, about her new book Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F168047923&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Chelsen_Vicari.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:15:02 +0000 paul.edwards 6412 at http://www.acton.org Os Guinness with Father Robert Sirico on The West's Augustinian Moment http://www.acton.org/media/audio/os-guinness-father-robert-sirico-wests-augustinian <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_7.jpg?1410352289" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>As we head into the fall of 2014, the world seems in many ways to be a very dark and dangerous place. Between the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (and the resulting slaughter and displacement of Christians in the middle east) and the relentless advance of secularism in the West, many Christians are wondering how Christianity can advance in our modern world. In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton Institute Co-Founder and President Rev. Robert A. Sirico talks on this topic with Os Guinness, public intellectual and author most recently of Reniassance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F166925208&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Os%20Guinnes_mixdown-MP3%20for%20Audio%20Podcasting%20copy.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:33:00 +0000 paul.edwards 6403 at http://www.acton.org David Bromwich on Edmund Burke, Part Two http://www.acton.org/media/audio/david-bromwich-edmund-burke-part-two <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_3.jpg?1410187209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller - Research Fellow at the Acton Institute - continues his interview with Yale&#39;s Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich on his new book, &quot;The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke.&quot; This week&#39;s podcast is part 2 of the interview; part 1 can be found in the prior edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F163979041&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/David%20Bromwich%20Part%202_mixdown-MP3%20for%20Audio%20Podcasting%20copy.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:37:57 +0000 paul.edwards 6398 at http://www.acton.org David Bromwich on Edmund Burke, Part One http://www.acton.org/media/audio/david-bromwich-edmund-burke-part-one-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_0.jpg?1410186961" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller - Research Fellow at the Acton Institute - interviews Yale&#39;s Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich on his new book, &quot;The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke.&quot; This week&#39;s podcast is part 1 of the interview; part 2 will be forthcoming in the next edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F162980682&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/David%20Bromwich%20Part%201_mixdown-MP3%20for%20Audio%20Podcasting%20copy.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:36:01 +0000 paul.edwards 6397 at http://www.acton.org Herman Selderhuis on Refo500 http://www.acton.org/media/audio/herman-selderhuis-refo500 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_4.jpg?1410188533" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>2017 will mark the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther&#39;s posting of his <a href="http://bookofconcord.org/95theses.php">95 Theses</a> on the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, the event that would eventually lead to what we now know as the Protestant Reformation. In anticipation of this very significant anniversary, churches, seminaries, colleges, and many other organizations have begun the process of examining the events leading up to and flowing out from the reformations of that time, and a great deal of those organizations have joined together to form <a href="http://refo500.com">Refo500</a>, which describes itself as &quot;the&nbsp;international platform for knowledge, expertise, ideas, products and events, specializing in the 500 year legacy of the Reformation.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.refo500.nl/en/pages/495/dr-h…j-selderhuis.html">Dr. Herman Selderhuis</a>: Director of Refo500 and professor at the Theological University of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands - &nbsp;was recently our guest here at the Acton Institute, and he took some time to sit down with Paul Edwards and discuss the legacy of the Protestant Reformation and the work of his organization.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F161962430&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Herman%20Selderhuis_mixdown-MP3%20for%20Audio%20Podcasting%20copy.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:26:50 +0000 paul.edwards 6395 at http://www.acton.org Makoto Fujimura on Culture Care http://www.acton.org/media/audio/makoto-fujimura-culture-care <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_1.jpg?1410186984" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>What does it mean for Christians to use our gifts to fulfill God&rsquo;s purposes in cultural flourishing? Makoto Fujimura, internationally renowned artist, intellectual, and founder of the International Arts Movement, is well placed to address this question. Fujimura joins host Paul Edwards on this edition of Radio Free Acton to discuss his art, his story of faith, how a &ldquo;culture care&rdquo; mindset can change the way we look at a wide range of issues.</p> <p>Follow Mako on Twitter: @<a href="https://soundcloud.com/iamfujimura">iamfujimura</a>:&nbsp;<a href="http://xn--http-996a//www.twitter.com/iamfujimura%E2%80%9D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;http://www.twitter.com/iamfujimura&rdquo;</a><br /> Radio Free Acton archive:&nbsp;<a href="http://xn--http-996a//radio.acton.org%E2%80%9D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;http://radio.acton.org&rdquo;</a></p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F155969292&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/RFA_Makoto_Fujimura.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:23:40 +0000 paul.edwards 6394 at http://www.acton.org The Acton University Experience: Father Hans Jacobse http://www.acton.org/media/audio/acton-university-experience-father-hans-jacobse <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4.jpg?1398282617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11:28 </div> </div> </div> <p>Father Hans Jacobse, founder of the <a href="http://aoiusa.org">American Orthodox Institute</a> and regular contributor to <a href="http://orthodoxytoday.org">Orthodoxy Today</a>, discusses his experience as a participant and lecturer at <a href="http://university.acton.org">Acton University</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F146106469&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-04-23_Jacobse_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Father Hans Jacobse, founder of the <a href="http://aoiusa.org">American Orthodox Institute</a> and regular contributor to <a href="http://orthodoxytoday.org">Orthodoxy Today</a>, discusses his experience as a participant and lecturer at <a href="http://university.acton.org">Acton University</a>.</p> no Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:56:13 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6309 at http://www.acton.org Lawrence Reed: Evaluating the American Presidents http://www.acton.org/media/audio/lawrence-reed-evaluating-american-presidents <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_6.jpg?1410224496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards talks with Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education:&nbsp;<a href="http://fee.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fee.org</a>, about the changing nature and expanding power of the American Presidency, and what threats that may pose to the liberty of American citizens.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F140235897&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Reed_Mixdown-MP3%20for%20Audio%20Podcasting%20copy.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:03:06 +0000 paul.edwards 6400 at http://www.acton.org Andrew Abela on A Catechism for Business http://www.acton.org/media/audio/andrew-abela-catechism-business <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4_5.jpg?1410224213" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the end &ndash; the goal &ndash; of business anyway? Is it to merely maximize a profit or to do good, or some balance between the two? And what exactly does it mean for a business to &ldquo;do good&rdquo;? And if I happen to be a person of deep religious faith, do I have to check my faith at the boardroom door? What influence should my faith have on the exchanges I engage in day to day, and what are the practical implications of ethics on how I conduct myself in business relationships? Andrew Abela is the 2009 recipient of Acton&rsquo;s Novak Award. He has just co-authored a very important book on the subject of the intersection of ethics and morality with business: A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions &amp; Insights From Catholic Teaching (The Catholic University of America Press). He speaks with Acton&rsquo;s Paul Edwards on this edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="75" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F143691775&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=75&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/RFA_Abela.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:58:09 +0000 paul.edwards 6399 at http://www.acton.org Douglas Rushkoff on Human Flourishing in a Digital Age http://www.acton.org/media/audio/douglas-rushkoff-human-flourishing-digital-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_3.jpg?1395435186" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 36:00 </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">We would all agree that digital technology has made life better in many respects. But in what ways do smartphones, email, social media and the Internet in general bring pressures to bear upon us that diminish human dignity and work against us in the free market, our social connectivity, and the interior life? Douglas Rushkoff has been thinking and writing about these very questions for years. He is a media theorist and author of the book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He has produced documentaries for CNN and PBS and is regular contributor to the New York Times. He spoke with Acton&rsquo;s Paul Edwards for this edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F140752181&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-21_Rushkoff_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">We would all agree that digital technology has made life better in many respects. But in what ways do smartphones, email, social media and the Internet in general bring pressures to bear upon us that diminish human dignity and work against us in the free market, our social connectivity, and the interior life? Douglas Rushkoff has been thinking and writing about these very questions for years. He is a media theorist and author of the book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He has produced documentaries for CNN and PBS and is regular contributor to the New York Times. He spoke with Acton&rsquo;s Paul Edwards for this edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> no Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:55:22 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6284 at http://www.acton.org For The Life Of The World: Writing the Letters to the Exiles http://www.acton.org/media/audio/life-world-writing-letters-exiles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_2.jpg?1395089655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/stephen-j-grabill">Stephen J. Grabill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22:07 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards goes behind the scenes at the premiere of <a href="http://www.letterstotheexiles.com/">For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles</a>, the new curriculum produced by the Acton Institute that examines God&#39;s mission in the world and our place in it.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F140072671&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-17_FLOW_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards goes behind the scenes at the premiere of <a href="http://www.letterstotheexiles.com/">For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles</a>, the new curriculum produced by the Acton Institute that examines God&#39;s mission in the world and our place in it.</p> no Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6280 at http://www.acton.org Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking http://www.acton.org/media/audio/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_1.jpg?1394569330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18:10 </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 28 2014 at the Acton Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Acton Institute will be hosting <a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2014/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking-west-mic">Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan</a>, an event that will examine the pervasive problem of human trafficking, how widespread it is in our state (and beyond), and how the West Michigan community can respond to this crime which too often goes unreported. Human trafficking affects our economy, public safety and is an assault on human dignity, cutting across racial, political and religious divides. Our panelists will draw on the Michigan State Attorney General&rsquo;s 2013 Report on Human Trafficking to stimulate discussion and generate community-based solutions to human trafficking.</p> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas talks with Elise Hilton, who is organizing the event for Acton. They shed some light on the signs of human trafficking, and discuss ways for all of us to be more aware of this vital issue.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F139090436&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true&in=actoninstitute%2Fsets%2Fradio-free-acton"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-11_Human-trafficking_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 28 2014 at the Acton Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Acton Institute will be hosting <a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2014/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking-west-mic">Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan</a>, an event that will examine the pervasive problem of human trafficking, how widespread it is in our state (and beyond), and how the West Michigan community can respond to this crime which too often goes unreported. Human trafficking affects our economy, public safety and is an assault on human dignity, cutting across racial, political and religious divides. Our panelists will draw on the Michigan State Attorney General&rsquo;s 2013 Report on Human Trafficking to stimulate discussion and generate community-based solutions to human trafficking.</p> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas talks with Elise Hilton, who is organizing the event for Acton. They shed some light on the signs of human trafficking, and discuss ways for all of us to be more aware of this vital issue.</p> no Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:26:50 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6275 at http://www.acton.org Egypt in Transition http://www.acton.org/media/audio/egypt-transition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_0.jpg?1394030663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24:18 </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas for a discussion of the current state of affairs politically and socially within an Egypt that is transitioning from dictatorship to a new, and hopefully better, form of government.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F138047781&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-05_El-Sanady_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas for a discussion of the current state of affairs politically and socially within an Egypt that is transitioning from dictatorship to a new, and hopefully better, form of government.</span></p> no Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:01:22 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6267 at http://www.acton.org Human Exceptionalism with Wesley J. Smith http://www.acton.org/media/audio/human-exceptionalism-wesley-j-smith <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA.jpg?1393433546" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 34:51 </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Edwards talks with Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute and author of the Human Exceptionalism blog on National Review Online about the very real threats to the core idea of the dignity of the human person that exist in the intellectual world today.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F136872429&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/20140226_RFA_Smith.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:56:26 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6260 at http://www.acton.org Examining the Ukrainian Crisis http://www.acton.org/media/audio/examining-ukrainian-crisis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final-300x278_1.jpg?1393273842" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30:16 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, we take a look at the current state of the crisis in the Ukraine. Paul Edwards takes the mic as host, and talks with Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg about the geopolitical context of the crisis and the different force that are currently acting on the Ukraine, making the crisis more acute; he also talks with Acton Director of Communications John Couretas about the religious and social undercurrents that are also at play in the situation. Paul also speaks with an evangelical Christian living in Kiev (who remains anonymous for his protection) in order to obtain a fuller picture of events as they stand at this moment, and for an inside view of the conflict.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F136057579&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Ukraine20140221.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Acton Web 6258 at http://www.acton.org The Acton University Experience with Becki Essner http://www.acton.org/media/audio/acton-university-experience-becki-essner <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final-300x278_0.jpg?1393273824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19:31 </div> </div> </div> <p>What does Acton University have to offer to a high school teacher? We talk with Becki Essner (AU&#39;11, &#39;12 &amp; &#39;13) about her experiences at Acton U, the things that have impacted her the most at the conferences, and how she integrates the lessons learned at Acton U into her work at <a href="http://www.notredamehighschool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notre Dame Regional High School</a> in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F129702688&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/RFA_BeckiEssner_20140115.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:28:35 +0000 Acton Web 6257 at http://www.acton.org Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 2 http://www.acton.org/media/audio/reflecting-legacy-pope-benedict-xvi-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final_0.jpg?1377713893" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/samuel-gregg">Samuel Gregg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23:36 </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Research Fellow Michael Matheson Miller discuss the upcoming papal conclave.&nbsp; They explain the process that will be used to choose Benedict XVI&#39;s successor and what should be on the cardinals minds as they go about this process.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107693810&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0018-2.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Research Fellow Michael Matheson Miller discuss the upcoming papal conclave.&nbsp; They explain the process that will be used to choose Benedict XVI&#39;s successor and what should be on the cardinals minds as they go about this process.</p> clean Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:22:52 +0000 Acton Web 6130 at http://www.acton.org Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 1 http://www.acton.org/media/audio/reflecting-legacy-pope-benedict-xvi-part-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA.jpeg?1361216703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/samuel-gregg">Samuel Gregg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21:04 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this episode of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller is joined by Acton&#39;s Director of Research Samuel Gregg to reflect on the papacy and legacy of retiring Pope Benedict XVI. This is part 1 of a two part podcast.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107673351&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0018-1.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this episode of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller is joined by Acton&#39;s Director of Research Samuel Gregg to reflect on the papacy and legacy of retiring Pope Benedict XVI. This is part 1 of a two part podcast.</p> clean Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:45:12 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 5988 at http://www.acton.org Concealing Christian Identity http://www.acton.org/media/audio/concealing-christian-identity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final.jpg?1295462198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/people/hunter-baker">Hunter Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 44:50 </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio Free Acton hits the web once again, this time featuring an exchange between Hunter Baker, author of <em><a href="https://secure.acton.org/BookShoppe/main/title.php?id=681">The End of Secularism</a></em>, and Jonathan Malesic, author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Faith-Public-Square-Concealment/dp/1587432269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1295453474&amp;sr=8-1">Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity</a></em>. Their conversation continues an exchange begun in the Controversy section of the latest issue of Acton&#39;s <em><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/20835-journal-of-markets-morality-13-no-2-fall-2010.html">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></em>. Should Christians be overt about their faith when operating in the public square, or should Christian identity remain concealed in order to protect the faith from being drained of any real meaning? Baker and Malesic provide some thought-provoking perspectives on this vital question.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107864166&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0011.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio Free Acton hits the web once again, this time featuring an exchange between Hunter Baker, author of <em><a href="https://secure.acton.org/BookShoppe/main/title.php?id=681">The End of Secularism</a></em>, and Jonathan Malesic, author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Faith-Public-Square-Concealment/dp/1587432269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1295453474&amp;sr=8-1">Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity</a></em>. Their conversation continues an exchange begun in the Controversy section of the latest issue of Acton&#39;s <em><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/20835-journal-of-markets-morality-13-no-2-fall-2010.html">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></em>. Should Christians be overt about their faith when operating in the public square, or should Christian identity remain concealed in order to protect the faith from being drained of any real meaning? Baker and Malesic provide some thought-provoking perspectives on this vital question.</p> clean Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:35:12 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 5001 at http://www.acton.org More on American Exceptionalism: The Podcast http://www.acton.org/media/audio/more-american-exceptionalism-podcast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_4_0.jpg?1287603357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/people/john-c-pinheiro">John C. Pinheiro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been quite the uptick regarding the topic because of fears that America has lost its greatness. <a href="/pub/commentary/2010/06/30/americas-destiny-must-be-freedom">&quot;America&#39;s Destiny Must Be Freedom,&quot;</a> is a commentary I penned in June related to that fear, as well as an overview of America&#39;s freedom narrative. I also hosted an <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18002-acton-on-tap-august-12-american-exceptionalism.html">Acton on Tap </a>on American Exceptionalism last August. I addressed the history of the theological roots, the different strains of thought related to American Exceptionalism, and the debate today.</p> <p>After you listen to the podcast, check out the links below for additional resources related to American Exceptionalism. The sources offer a diversity of thought on the subject.</p> <ul> <li> A clip from a review of Peter Baldwin&#39;s, <i><a href="http://organizationsandmarkets.com/2010/10/14/american-exceptionalism/">The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike</a></i>.</li> <li> From The Western Confucian: &quot;<a href="http://orientem.blogspot.com/2010/10/glenn-beck-mormonism-and-american.html">Glenn Beck, Mormonism, and American Exceptionalism</a>.&quot;</li> <li> My review of Arthur Brooks&#39;s <i><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/16234-review-the-battle.html">The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government will Shape America&rsquo;s Future</a></i>.</li> <li> Jason Sorens examines American Exceptionalism from the political right and left at the <a href="http://pileusblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/american-exceptionalisms-right-and-left/">Pileus blog</a>.</li> <li> David P. Hart has a post over at <a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">First Things</a> titled, &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">Charity and Patriotism: Further Reflections</a>,&quot; and another one titled, &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/09/the-greatest-nation-on-earth">The Greatest Nation on Earth</a>.&quot;</li> <li> Joseph M. Knippenberg offers &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">Moderating Patriotism</a>&quot; at <i>First Things</i>.</li> <li> Finally, Timothy Dalrymple asks &quot;<a href="http://www.patheos.com/community/philosophicalfragments/2010/09/22/are-conservative-christians-worshiping-america/">Are Conservative Christians Worshiping America?</a>&quot;</li> </ul> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107864936&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0010.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been quite the uptick regarding the topic because of fears that America has lost its greatness. <a href="/pub/commentary/2010/06/30/americas-destiny-must-be-freedom">&quot;America&#39;s Destiny Must Be Freedom,&quot;</a> is a commentary I penned in June related to that fear, as well as an overview of America&#39;s freedom narrative. I also hosted an <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18002-acton-on-tap-august-12-american-exceptionalism.html">Acton on Tap </a>on American Exceptionalism last August. I addressed the history of the theological roots, the different strains of thought related to American Exceptionalism, and the debate today.</p> clean Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:35:57 +0000 Acton Web 4871 at http://www.acton.org