Radio Free Acton
On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we're joined by Micah Watson, the William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar Chair at Calvin College, to discuss the views of C.S. Lewis on democracy, specifically as they relate to the area of education. Lewis was not a fan of democracy, and worried about the effect of democratic inclinations within a culture on the quality of education systems.
On this edition of Radio Free Acton, John Stonestreet - President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview - joins us to discuss the vital contributions of Christianity to the development of western culture, and talks about the consequences of our society's increasing abandonment of Christian principles and any commitment to an objective standard of truth.
The vast changes in Western culture are far more than shifts in morality. At a more fundamental level, they reflect a shift in how we think of the nature of reality and, in particular, the human person. The Church, if it is to address the deep issues of the day without becoming captive to political ideologies, must recover and advance a Biblical vision on humanity. This lecture explores the substance of an anthropology informed by Scripture, as the basis of a Christian worldview.
Despite the fact that free trade has provided overwhelming benefits for the vast majority of American families, workers and businesses, the longstanding consensus in favor of trade has frayed. For the first time in generations, both major party presidential nominees were openly skeptical of trade (one outright hostile), and both Republicans and Democrats in Congress openly campaigned against Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Most do not think of C.S. Lewis as a political thinker, yet Lewis thought deeply about politics, human nature, and natural law. In this talk we will explore Lewis’ affirmation and critique of democracy, and his insistence that only a commitment to something more than mere equality can preserve virtue and liberty.
Acton Institute Director of Programs and Education Paul Bonicelli joins host Liz Claman and columnist and pundit Ellis Henican on Fox Business Channel's "Countdown to the Closing Bell" to discuss the way forward for President Trump after the failure of congressional Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Acton Feature Films
The west has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry. From TOM's Shoes to international adoptions, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles
For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?”
The Birth of Freedom
The American founders said that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights--that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They called this a self-evident truth. But humans are separated by enormous differences in talent and circumstance. Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal? That all should be free? That all deserve a voice in choosing their leaders? Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth? How is freedom born?
The Call of the Entrepreneur
A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A refugee from Communist China. Why do their stories matter? One risked his savings. One risked his farm. One risked his life. Because how we view entrepreneurs shapes the destinies of individuals and nations.
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