Acton University 2017
Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, delivers the opening plenary lecture of Acton University 2017 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gregg’s lecture focuses on the very real threats faced by religious believers around the world (and especially in developing nations), and the pressures that are increasing on religious liberty in western nations, which are often rooted in modern understandings of “tolerance.”
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What makes someone a hero? Is it fame, power, money, creative talent, athletic ability, good looks? Despite what our culture typically celebrates, none of those things makes a hero. No, heroism springs from character, the critical element that defines a person. The good news is that character is something every one of us can mold; it is simply the sum of the choices we make as we face new challenges and opportunities. In this exciting and relevant lecture, Lawrence W.
At the dawn of the Trump Administration, the US Supreme Court hangs in the balance when it comes to some of the most important areas of the law. With a couple of more vacancies possible, and an unprecedented number of vacancies anticipated on the Federal appeals courts, this state of affairs presents a unique opportunity to transform the courts so as to engender a greater respect for limited, constitutional government.
Starting in the late-Victorian period, American society began to question the existence of beauty. Overtime our culture accepted the notion that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Despite warnings by writers such as CS Lewis (Abolition of Man), Christians had adopted this idea by the mid-1950’s. Early on this move was seen as freeing to the individual. In fact, the loss of objective beauty led many Christian to adopt a reactive and statist solution to cultural problems.
Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg examines Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent proposal for the provision of a universal basic income to all citizens. This interview took place on The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio.
Victor Claar, Professor of Economics at Henderson State University and Affiliate Scholar at the Acton Institute, joins host Julie Roys and Jenny Eaton Dyer of Hope Through Healing Hands on Moody Radio's Up For Debate to discuss how Christians should respond to President Trump's first budget proposal, especially as it relates to proposed cuts in US foreign aid.
Radio Free Acton
This week on Radio Free Acton, Bruce Edward Walker welcomes Ray Nothstine of the North State Journal to our Upstream segment to review Christopher Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk. Then Walker speaks with Seth Bartee of the Kirk Center on Russell Kirk's wisdom on leisure, work, and how Christians can best impact society.
This week we talk with Jim McGann (senior lecturer of International Studies at the Lauder Institute, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and senior fellow, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania) about the world of think tanks - what they are, what they do well, and where they can improve their effectiveness.
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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