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

Animal Care According to the Bible

The impending encyclical of Pope Francis has many Christians thinking how man should relate to our environment. But the discussions tend to focus on issues like man-made climate change, which can cause us to overlook equally important environmental stewardship concerns, such as the welfare of animals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.09.15

Supreme Court unleashes its inner libertarian Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Freedom of speech, religion differences between U.S., Europe illustrated by Supreme Court rulings. The underground Christian network smuggling refugees out of North Korea Maureen Callahan, New York Post When Kim was nearly 4 years old, his father, a respected member of the Workers’ Party of Korea, was so successful that he was able to build a house for his young family. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.08.15

Michigan Bill Would Add to Regulations on Homeschooling Kate Scanlon, The Daily Signal The legislation follows the deaths of two Detroit children whose mother explained their absence from a traditional school by claiming they were being homeschooled. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.05.15

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures. Continue Reading...

Is Capitalism Killing War?

Last year Steven Pinker, a cognitive scientist at Harvard, published the intriguing book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. While some of his assumptions and conclusions about the overall decline of violence are questionable, he does seem to be correct about the decline of warfare over the past several decades. Continue Reading...

Religious Freedom and the Common Good

What is the best test of the common good? How do you know if you have a society characterized by the flourishing of persons in community? Andy Crouch argues that we should look at the flourishing of the most vulnerable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.04.15

When Discrimination Means Death Dominic Bouck, O.P., First Things It is fascinating that a racial profiling incident that deprived someone of, at most, 9oz of soda can take precedence over the gang-rape of a nun, church burnings, murder, and systematic cover-ups from high ranking Hindus. Continue Reading...