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Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He is also a postdoctoral researcher in theology and economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as part of the "What Good Markets Are Good For" project. 

Latest Articles by Jordan J. Ballor, PhD

  • God’s reclamation project

    The basic elements of the gospel message are familiar territory for most Christians. God created things good. Human beings fell into corruption and the rest of the world along with us. God’s
  • Maslow, material needs, and the gospel

    Earlier this year, Susan Mettes of Christianity Today critiqued the use of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as a ministry tool . The central idea of the hierarchy, as Mettes puts it, is “that
  • Marginalization and solidarity in 'Black Panther'

    The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a global phenomenon. Black Panther , featuring the mythical African nation of Wakanda and its new king, T’Challa, has

Latest PowerBlog Posts by Jordan J. Ballor, PhD

  • John M. Perkins and the 2019 Kuyper Conference

    I have been involved in the Kuyper Conference at Calvin College & Seminary for the last couple of years, and this year’s conference features a number of elements of notable interest. Continue Reading... The post John M. Perkins and the 2019 Kuyper Conference appeared first on Acton…
  • The Russian Five: ‘You want to be free’

    Twenty-two years ago the Detroit Red Wings played the Colorado Avalanche in their final regular season matchup. The Avalanche had defeated the Red Wings in the previous season’s conference finals on their way to a Stanley Cup Championship, and the series included a dirty hit on Wings center…
  • Captain Marvel’s grit

    The latest Marvel film has done well at the box office, and for good reason. It is a solid entry in the MCU, and an introduction to a new character that promises to be central to the ongoing narrative arc following Avengers: Infinity War (some spoilers follow). Continue Reading... The post Captain…
  • Class struggle and the end of identity politics

    As the Democratic party in the United States gears up for the 2020 presidential campaign, and a host of candidates announce their entry into the fray, some have observed a (class?) struggle between what might be called the Old Left (the sort of democratic socialism associated with Bernie Sanders)…
  • Christian action in God’s world

    This week’s Acton Commentary is adapted from a foreword to a new volume by Acton research fellow Anthony B. Bradley, Faith in Society: 13 Profiles of Christians Adding Value to the Modern World. Continue Reading... The post Christian action in God’s world appeared first on Acton…

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