Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Posts by Joe Carter

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

What caused the Civil War? That seems like the sort of simple, straightforward question that any elementary school child should be able to answer. Yet many Americans—including, mostly, my fellow Southerners—claim that that the cause was economic or state’s rights or just about anything other than slavery. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.15

The Religion of Climate Change Nicholas G. Hahn III, Wall Street Journal Lending the power of the pulpit to the cause of environmental politics. 4 Reasons We Must Protect Freedom for Everyone After Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling Ryan T. Continue Reading...

How Eschatology Affects Effective Altruism

You may have noticed over the past couple of years that effective altruism has become the hot new trend/buzzword in philanthropy. As the Centre for Effective Altruism explains, Effective Altruism is a growing social movement that combines both the heart and the head: compassion guided by data and reason. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.10.15

Houston Churches Sue City for Trying to Take Their Private Property Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal The Houston Housing Authority found itself in the middle of a sticky lawsuit this week when the agency tried to use eminent domain to “steal” two historic churches’ property as part of an urban renewal project. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.07.15

Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors Find Hope in Small-Town Iowa Halfway Home Leah Jessen, The Daily Signal At the intersection of two of the nation’s largest highways, I-35 and I-80, sits the Des Moines, Iowa metro area, known for its small-town feel, farmer’s markets, and frequent visits from presidential campaign hopefuls. Continue Reading...

Prep School for Potential Presidents

Tonight is the first Republican primary presidential debate of the election season. The debates are promoted as a way to distinguish the candidates from one another. But they are a terrible format for achieving that objective. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.06.15

On social justice, Francis isn’t rethinking so much as recycling John L. Allen Jr., Crux The real question is not why Francis is taking these positions. It’s rather why people react so strongly, whereas basically the same stances often seemed to be ignored or glossed over when taken by other pontiffs. Continue Reading...

How Do We Help the Poor?

For centuries influential thinkers have claimed that economic growth will be caused by vice and distribution by greed. “Clearly, the connection between vice and growth needs to be addressed, says James V. Continue Reading...