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

How Religion is Redistributing the World’s Wealth

Dramatic religious shifts over the next few decades will change the distribution of wealth around the globe, according to a new study by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. During this period, notes the study, the number of people affiliated with a religion is expected to grow by 2.3 billion, from 5.8 billion in 2010 to 8.1 billion in 2050. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.15

How the invisible hand of the market literally saves lives Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week It goes to show that when you let market forces play themselves out, you usually get a good outcome. Continue Reading...

Why Being Poor is Too Expensive

In the critically acclaimed, though rarely seen, movie Killer of Sheep (1978) there’s a scene that highlights why being poor can be so expensive. The film is about a black family living in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the 1970s. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.15

Why the Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty Lauren Gurley, In These Times If you spend time among coastal liberals, it’s not unusual to hear denigrating remarks made about poor “middle Americans” slip out of mouths that are otherwise forthcoming about the injustices of poverty and inequality. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.23.15

Not Just Jobs, Not Just Bibles: The Future of Fighting Extreme Poverty Richard Stearns, Christianity Today After a generation of massive global progress, aid and mission efforts are pointing the same direction. Continue Reading...

The Frontier Spirit of ‘The Martian’

A new film set on Mars taps into the quintessential American story, says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. After the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to outer space in 1961, Nikita Khrushchev remarked, “Gagarin flew into space, but didn’t see any god there.” The Soviets would not pass up an opportunity to deride religion, even though, reportedly, Gagarin himself was a Russian Orthodox Christian. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.22.15

Americans are more afraid of corrupt government officials than terrorist attacks or economic collapse Bonnie Kristian, The Week A poll conducted by Chapman University found that Americans’ greatest fear — above terrorist attacks, economic collapse, biological warfare, and more — is corrupt government officials. Continue Reading...