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 05.05.15

New York City Underreported School Violence to State, Audit Shows Kate Taylor, New York Times A review of violent episodes at 10 public schools in New York City found that the Education Department failed to report nearly a third of the cases to the state, as required, according to an audit the state comptroller released on Wednesday. Continue Reading...

How to Destroy Your Local Bookstore

What would you do if you hated independent bookstores? Maybe you work for Amazon.com or a bookseller shot your dad or you just want people to read less. For whatever reason, you want to see small businesses that sell books go out of business. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.15

Prison Fellowship Praises Koch Decision to Not Ask Job Applicants About Criminal Record: Represents Gospel Message of Redemption Ray Nothstine, Christian Post Prison Fellowship praised the decisions by Koch Industries and other companies to no longer ask about criminal history on job applications, in an interview with The Christian Post, noting that the move is consistent with the redemptive message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue Reading...

Why Religious Liberty Should Be a Foreign Policy Priority

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has issued its 2015 annual report on religious liberty around the world. In their report, the USCIRF documents religious freedom abuses and violations in 33 countries and makes county-specific policy recommendations for U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.01.15

Electricity for Africa Matt Ridley, Rational Optimist There really is a trade-off: denying aid for fossil fuels hurts the poor. If the Supreme Court Imposes Same Sex Marriage, You Could Lose Your Church John Zmirak, The Stream Obama’s Solicitor General admits that the feds will treat orthodox Christians like racists. Continue Reading...

Why is the Episcopal Church Working as a Debt Collector?

For decades The Episcopal Church (ECUSA) has faced declining membership (in 1966, the ECUSA had 3,647,297 members; by 2013, the membership was 1,866,758, a decline of 49 percent.) But even when people are leaving the pews someone still has to pay for those pews, as well as the other overhead costs that come with running a large organization. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.30.15

On Sustainability James V. Schall, S.J., The Catholic Thing The phrase “objection sustained” comes from the law court – a judge agrees with a lawyer’s objection to procedure. His “sustaining” guarantees that the trial follows established rules. Continue Reading...

Lunchbox Markets: A Moral Tale

Even children intuitively understand that exchange can and often does mutually benefit those who trade, says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. “As it turns out, that mutual benefit is often not only material but, at its base, moral as well.” I am unsure how it is that Rita ended up with a peanut butter and M&M sandwich in the first place. Continue Reading...