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 08.07.15

Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors Find Hope in Small-Town Iowa Halfway Home Leah Jessen, The Daily Signal At the intersection of two of the nation’s largest highways, I-35 and I-80, sits the Des Moines, Iowa metro area, known for its small-town feel, farmer’s markets, and frequent visits from presidential campaign hopefuls. Continue Reading...

Prep School for Potential Presidents

Tonight is the first Republican primary presidential debate of the election season. The debates are promoted as a way to distinguish the candidates from one another. But they are a terrible format for achieving that objective. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.06.15

On social justice, Francis isn’t rethinking so much as recycling John L. Allen Jr., Crux The real question is not why Francis is taking these positions. It’s rather why people react so strongly, whereas basically the same stances often seemed to be ignored or glossed over when taken by other pontiffs. Continue Reading...

How Do We Help the Poor?

For centuries influential thinkers have claimed that economic growth will be caused by vice and distribution by greed. “Clearly, the connection between vice and growth needs to be addressed, says James V. Continue Reading...

A Framework for Freedom, Fulfillment, and Flourishing

“Let’s embrace all work with the understanding that we are making contributions that carry eternal significance,” says Anne Bradley. “The only way we can live this out is if we have a framework for understanding why our work is so important to God.” That framework includes freedom, fulfillment, and flourishing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.05.15

Seattle CEO Praised for Raising Employees’ Salaries to $70K Now Says He’s Struggling to Stay Open Ray Nothstine, Christian Post The CEO of a Seattle-based credit card processing company who promised employees an automatic salary of $70,000 is now renting out his house to try and keep the company afloat. Continue Reading...

Why Thieves Hate Free Markets

Many people believe that market economies create a dog-eat-dog environment full of human conflict and struggle. But as Prof. Aeon Skoble explains, the competition in markets encourages people to cooperate with one another for mutual benefit. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.04.15

Ex-Im and Planned Parenthood: Where are Our Priorities? Casey Mattox, The Federalist Boeing donates to Planned Parenthood, and is the primary beneficiary of Ex-Im. The Senate has voted to continue funding both. Continue Reading...