Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson

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Rev. Ben Johnson is senior editor at the Acton Institute, where he edits Religion & Liberty Transatlantic. In addition to being an experienced journalist, editor, and radio commentator, he is also an Eastern Orthodox priest.

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The 10 Most Economically Free Nations in the World

The Fraser Institute released its annual “Economic Freedom of the World” report this morning. The free market think tank rates every nation based on its “degree of freedom in five broad areas”: Area 1:Size of Government—As spending and...

Why Christians Must Get Poverty and Inequality Right

Over the last two decades, global poverty has plummeted and the world’s poorest people have steadily climbed out of the shadow of death. Yet many Christians cannot distinguish between dire poverty and income inequality, falsely believe both are...

If You’re Going to Confront Fascists, Do it Jeffrey Tucker-Style (Video)

If nothing else, the last week has taught the West how not to respond to white nationalism. The “Unite the Right” conference in Charlottesville touched off rounds of violence that culminated with a white supremacist, 20-year-old James Fields Jr...

Classical High School Students Say This Attribute Defines the West

Josh Herring teaches history at a secular, classical academy – but as with all teachers, sometimes he learns valuable lessons from his students. As high school students at the Thales Academy progress from studying ancient cultures to...

Christian Persecution: What Can Be Done?

Images of persecuted Christians have not inflicted less emotional pain for the fact that they have become altogether too commonplace. Their fellow believers, and benevolent people of all backgrounds, have asked what they can do...

Why did medieval monks preserve pagan literature?

Many educated people – though perhaps not enough – know that it was medieval monks who preserved classical culture. Between their daily offices, the monks huddled in their cells by candlelight to copy the great cultural artifacts of Western...

Families with Stay-At-Home Moms Pay 5-times More Taxes in This Nation

U.S. taxpayers are familiar with marriage penalty, but it is not merely a problem facing American families. In the Netherlands, a family with a stay-at-home mother could pay more than 560 percent more in taxes than an identical family making...

No one should be surprised the Portland attacker felt the Bern

On Friday, May 27, Jeremy Joseph Christian accosted a Muslim woman, then stabbed three men in Portland. Two have died – one a 23-year-old, the other a veteran and father of four. The third victim’s injury reportedly missed being fatal by one...