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

What is Liberal Morality?

“Three recent events have made me reflect on a certain theme that should be of interest to religious-minded advocates of the free society,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.06.15

Why can’t Muslims laugh at Mohammed? David P. Goldman, Asia Times Why do Jews as well as Christians–but not Muslims–laugh at jokes about the founders of their faiths? The Pontifical Spin Cycle George Weigel, National Review The Battle of the Blogs over papal environmentalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.15

New York City Underreported School Violence to State, Audit Shows Kate Taylor, New York Times A review of violent episodes at 10 public schools in New York City found that the Education Department failed to report nearly a third of the cases to the state, as required, according to an audit the state comptroller released on Wednesday. Continue Reading...

How to Destroy Your Local Bookstore

What would you do if you hated independent bookstores? Maybe you work for Amazon.com or a bookseller shot your dad or you just want people to read less. For whatever reason, you want to see small businesses that sell books go out of business. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.15

Prison Fellowship Praises Koch Decision to Not Ask Job Applicants About Criminal Record: Represents Gospel Message of Redemption Ray Nothstine, Christian Post Prison Fellowship praised the decisions by Koch Industries and other companies to no longer ask about criminal history on job applications, in an interview with The Christian Post, noting that the move is consistent with the redemptive message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue Reading...

Why Religious Liberty Should Be a Foreign Policy Priority

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has issued its 2015 annual report on religious liberty around the world. In their report, the USCIRF documents religious freedom abuses and violations in 33 countries and makes county-specific policy recommendations for U.S. Continue Reading...