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 07.31.15

Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny medicine -U.S. appeals court Dan Levine, Reuters Throughout human history, people of all cultures have sought freedom. Some have emphasized inner spiritual or emotional freedom, and others freedom from external restraints, such as slavery or political freedom. Continue Reading...

Will the Catholic Church Eventually Embrace Democratic Capitalism?

Pope Francis hasn’t been shy about showing his disdain for capitalism and. During his recent trip to Latin America, for example, the pontiff said the the unfettered capitalism is “the dung of the devil.” Like many others, I’ve complained that the pope is presenting a distorted, incomplete, and naive view of capitalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.30.15

Catholic Social Work And The Right To Religious Freedom Frances Robinson, First Things The social work field has become a battleground where strong convictions are unwelcome if they conflict with the profession’s ruling assumptions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.29.15

The Happy Meal Fallacy Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution If firms are required to provide benefits to contractors they will lower the contractor wage. But how do we know the extra benefits aren’t worth the reduction in wages? Continue Reading...

Should We Have Property Rights Over Our Attention?

On an average day, a person is subjected to more than 5,000 advertisements and exposures to brands. Out of that number about 362 are “ads only.” That means that during your waking hours you are exposed to an average of 23 ads per hour, or about one advertisement every two and a half minutes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.28.15

Rebuilding a Detroit neighborhood, with faith and vines Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News This priest is on a mission to beautify the neighborhood that surrounds his church on Detroit’s east side, where he has worked for 20 years. Continue Reading...