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 10.29.15

Money talk: It’s a part of the job Barnabas Powell, The Pueblo Chieftan Like most clergy I know, I’m uncomfortable with the topic, due to my perception of how my words will be interpreted: “Father wants a raise.” Or talk about giving, just two or three times a year, and it’s: “All Father talks about is money.” That’s what we clergy think you think we think. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.28.15

Russian Orthodox Official Warns Eating Potato Chips Is ‘Sinful’ The Moscow Times Orthodox believers should shun unhealthy foods such as potato chips and products made by corrupt manufacturers because they are sinful, Moscow Patriarchate deputy speaker Roman Bogdasarov was cited as telling the Interfax news agency by the RBC news website on Sunday. Continue Reading...

The Nightmare of Living in the Past

Stories can convey, so much better than raw data can, the human effects of the increased living standards that market-driven innovation has provided us, says Steven Horwitz. He notes how the BBC and PBS series 1900 House shows what a nightmare it was to live at the turn of the twentieth century. Continue Reading...

How Religion is Redistributing the World’s Wealth

Dramatic religious shifts over the next few decades will change the distribution of wealth around the globe, according to a new study by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. During this period, notes the study, the number of people affiliated with a religion is expected to grow by 2.3 billion, from 5.8 billion in 2010 to 8.1 billion in 2050. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.15

How the invisible hand of the market literally saves lives Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week It goes to show that when you let market forces play themselves out, you usually get a good outcome. Continue Reading...

Why Being Poor is Too Expensive

In the critically acclaimed, though rarely seen, movie Killer of Sheep (1978) there’s a scene that highlights why being poor can be so expensive. The film is about a black family living in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the 1970s. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.15

Why the Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty Lauren Gurley, In These Times If you spend time among coastal liberals, it’s not unusual to hear denigrating remarks made about poor “middle Americans” slip out of mouths that are otherwise forthcoming about the injustices of poverty and inequality. Continue Reading...