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 07.24.15

Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court The Becket Fund Today, for the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor must ask the Supreme Court to protect them from the government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.23.15

Meet the 40 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. Continue Reading...

Planned Parenthood and Unfettered Congressional Spending

“Public money is used for a multitude of things that many Americans find objectionable,” says Zack Pruitt in this week’s Acton Commentary. “When standards for congressional spending become virtually obsolete, the financial door swings wide-open for potential abuse.” Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million each year from American taxpayers, which comprises over 40 percent of its budget. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.22.15

After Obergefell: The Effects on Law, Culture, and Religion Sherif Girgis, Crisis Magazine In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court didn’t just confect a new right to same-sex civil marriage. In some ways, it inaugurated a new phase in American law, culture, and religion. Continue Reading...

An Overview of the Riots of the 21st Century

Back in April I wrote about the Baltimore riots and noted the long term impact riots have historically had on cities. At the time I wrote, “Within a few weeks the riots in Baltimore will subside and the country’s attention will shift to other problems. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.15

How “Results Conservatism” Can Unify Conservatives John Hart , Opportunity Lives When the nation’s leading anti-poverty warriors recently gathered in Washington, D.C., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) outlined a strategic vision not just for the anti-poverty movement but for conservatism as a whole. Continue Reading...

Senator Scott’s Passionate Speech on School Choice

Last week Senator Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) proposed an amendment to the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind bill that would allow Title I funds–the funds the federal government allocates to districts with high-poverty populations–to follow students out of their assigned district schools to schools of choice. Continue Reading...