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

5 Facts About America’s Refugee Policy

Recently a number of religious groups—including some connected to the World Council of Churches and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—have urged the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees this coming fiscal year, in addition to increasing the total U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.14.15

Why Politics Can’t Drive the Gospel Russell Moore One of the reasons I say that it is good for American Christianity to no longer think of itself as a “moral majority” is that such a mentality obscures the strangeness of the gospel. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.15

How Christians Can Evaluate Religious Liberty Objections Russell Moore and Joe Carter, TGC Here’s a standard by which we can fairly consider the claims of religious objectors. Four Reasons Christians Should Support Kim Davis Rick Phillips, Reformation 21 Christians have different reactions to Kim Davis. Continue Reading...

Creative Destruction as an Anti-Casino

In 1942, economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term “creative destruction” for the process of incessant product and process innovation mechanism by which new production units (jobs, businesses, industries) replace outdated ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.10.15

Kim Davis: The Issues of Accommodation and Burden Rob Schwarzwalder , FRC Blog There is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of Mrs. Davis’s case. Various Christian writers have argued that she is embarrassing Evangelical faith, that she simply should resign, that Christian leaders’ rhetoric defending Mrs. Continue Reading...

The Francis-Trump Populist Nexus

Populism makes for strange bedfellows, says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Take Pope Francis and Donald Trump, for instance. They are certainly populists of very different sorts, but there is one issue that unites them – both are harsh critics of economic globalization.” Francis does explicitly and by name what Trump does implicitly and in practice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.09.15

What’s Next for Kim Davis? Marina Koren, The Atlantic The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed over her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been freed. IRS chief Koskinen and the tax status of faith-based colleges Brian W. Continue Reading...