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

A Framework for Freedom, Fulfillment, and Flourishing

“Let’s embrace all work with the understanding that we are making contributions that carry eternal significance,” says Anne Bradley. “The only way we can live this out is if we have a framework for understanding why our work is so important to God.” That framework includes freedom, fulfillment, and flourishing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.05.15

Seattle CEO Praised for Raising Employees’ Salaries to $70K Now Says He’s Struggling to Stay Open Ray Nothstine, Christian Post The CEO of a Seattle-based credit card processing company who promised employees an automatic salary of $70,000 is now renting out his house to try and keep the company afloat. Continue Reading...

Why Thieves Hate Free Markets

Many people believe that market economies create a dog-eat-dog environment full of human conflict and struggle. But as Prof. Aeon Skoble explains, the competition in markets encourages people to cooperate with one another for mutual benefit. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.04.15

Ex-Im and Planned Parenthood: Where are Our Priorities? Casey Mattox, The Federalist Boeing donates to Planned Parenthood, and is the primary beneficiary of Ex-Im. The Senate has voted to continue funding both. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.03.15

Major US foundations committing millions for campaign to eliminate religious exemptions Catholic World News Several major American grantmaking foundations have committed millions of dollars to a campaign to eliminate religious exemptions to gay-rights laws, the Catholic News Agency (CNA) reports. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.31.15

Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny medicine -U.S. appeals court Dan Levine, Reuters Throughout human history, people of all cultures have sought freedom. Some have emphasized inner spiritual or emotional freedom, and others freedom from external restraints, such as slavery or political freedom. Continue Reading...

Will the Catholic Church Eventually Embrace Democratic Capitalism?

Pope Francis hasn’t been shy about showing his disdain for capitalism and. During his recent trip to Latin America, for example, the pontiff said the the unfettered capitalism is “the dung of the devil.” Like many others, I’ve complained that the pope is presenting a distorted, incomplete, and naive view of capitalism. Continue Reading...