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

Psalm 19 and Human Flourishing

The mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. We seek to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing. Continue Reading...

Creation Care and Catholic Social Teaching

Pope Francis recently declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an annual day of prayer begun by the Orthodox Church in 1989. In conjunction with the event, Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have released “Care for God’s Creation,” the first of a seven-part video series on Catholic social teaching. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.01.15

Katrina 10 Years Later: Disaster Recovery and the Political Economy of Everyday Life Peter Boetkke, Mercatus Center It is important to explain this history because it was in this intellectual context that the events around Hurricane Katrina have to be understood in order to appreciate our rationale behind undertaking the Gulf Coast Recovery Project in 2005 and continuing it to this day. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.31.15

Want To Save The Arts? Support Capitalism Joseph Sunde, The Federalist Capitalism has brought about the shift from record companies as investment banks to individual artists as rogue entrepreneurs. What happened when Brad Pitt and his architects came to rebuild New Orleans Peter Whoriskey , Washington Post After Hurricane Katrina, movie star Brad Pitt descended on New Orleans to help rebuild the Lower Ninth, one of the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Continue Reading...

Is Bitcoin Hostile to Property Rights?

Over the last couple of years there has been a lot of criticism over the crypto-currency Bitcoin—some of which I’ve made myself (I think it is doomed as a currency but would be a great “alternative to Western Union”). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.28.15

The 14th Amendment, Immigration, and Citizenship The Claremont Institute A heated national conversation about birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment is currently underway, with many politicians, pundits, and scholars on both the Right and Left getting it wrong. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.27.15

Here’s What the Biblical View of Freedom Means for Your Life Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Believers should be the most free to enjoy life and God’s creation, as long as it is within the structure of how God has made us. Continue Reading...

What You Should Know About ‘Women’s Equality Day’

If you’ve been on Facebook today you’ve probably noticed the graphic promoting “Women’s Equality Day” which claims “On Aug 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US.” President Obama also issued a proclamation today which begins, “On August 26, 1920, after years of agitating to break down the barriers that stood between them and the ballot box, American women won the right to vote.” The problem with these claims is that they imply American women had no right to vote prior to the certification of the 19th Amendment. Continue Reading...