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

Who Is Advising Pope Francis on Global Warming?

The release of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical raises questions about who has been advising him on global warming, says Catherine Snow in this week’s Acton Commentary, especially since some of the advisers are decidedly on the wrong side of Catholic teaching. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.17.15

Freedom, Law and the Limits of Authority: Exploring the Theological Roots of the Magna Carta Thomas Andrew, ABC Religion and Ethics Given that institutionalised Christianity has, in one form or another, been a dominant force throughout much of Western history, it is hardly revolutionary to claim that the history of legal and political thought has been distinctly shaped by Christian ideals and beliefs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.16.15

800 Years On, Why Magna Carta Still Matters Brendan O’Neill, Spiked Online The document that built a ‘brazen wall’ to guard the individual from the state. Trying to Solve the Global Warming Problem Could Have Effects on the Hunger Problem Monica Joshi, Big Think A new study has found for the first time that efforts to keep global temperatures in check might likely lead to more people going hungry due to their effects on food production. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About the Magna Carta

Today marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Here are five facts about this English document which helped to establish the rule of law: 1. Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), was a peace treaty between King John of England and rebel barons that was sealed on June 15, 1215. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.15.15

Conserving Religious Liberty For All Sen. Mike Lee, Hillsdale College Today I would like to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the vulnerability of one of those ideals in particular: America’s tradition of religious diversity, tolerance, and freedom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.12.15

Minimum Wage Laws: Restrictions On Free Speech? Adam Allouba, Atlas Network The lower market wage for artists does not arise from someone’s arbitrary decision — or even someone’s informed decision — because no “decision” was involved. Continue Reading...