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

PowerLinks 09.17.15

What Is a Christian’s Responsibility to Government? R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries The New Testament gives us some broad principles on how we are supposed to respond to government. For example, Romans 13 elaborates on the origin and institution of government as something that God ordains. Continue Reading...

The Bright Side of Sharia Law

Why aren’t church leaders who are so quick to condemn capitalism, asks Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky in this week’s Acton Commentary, decrying Big Government bureaucracy? The warnings of recent papal teachings on questions of social justice rarely – if ever – identify the dangers of a highly bureaucratized central government. Continue Reading...

The New Socialists and the Social Ownership of Money

After getting home from work you get a statement in the mail from the local government saying you owe $20,000 for college tuition. You’re surprised to receive the bill since (a) you never went to college yourself and (b) your own children are still in preschool. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.16.15

Is TANF Helping The Poor? Aparna Mathur, AEI Ideas The effects of programs that aim to help the non-working poor, such as TANF, are less well-understood. From the stories profiled in $2.00 a Day, we get a disappointing picture of the role of cash assistance in helping families in extreme poverty. Continue Reading...

Is Free Market Capitalism Moral?

Is free market capitalism moral or immoral? If it’s based on greed and selfishness, should it be rejected for an alternative economic system? And if capitalism is moral, what makes it so? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.15.15

Debate over poverty highlights talk of economics and the family Michael O’Loughlin, Crux Sparks flew between a labor leader and a free-market advocate about the best way to fight poverty during a discussion about the economy and families at Georgetown University Wednesday night. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About America’s Refugee Policy

Recently a number of religious groups—including some connected to the World Council of Churches and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—have urged the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees this coming fiscal year, in addition to increasing the total U.S. Continue Reading...