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 03.06.15

The Role of Natural Law in the Constitution Robert H. Bork, The Imaginative Conservative Natural law seems an unlikely topic for extensive television coverage, nor would one expect United States senators to develop high anxiety over the subject. Continue Reading...

Ferguson Police Officer Exonerated in the Shooting of Michael Brown

Since last August, federal prosecutors and civil rights investigators have been investigating whether the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson was a civil rights violation. In an 86-page report released Wednesday, the Justice Department cleared the officer of any criminal wrongdoing or violation of civil rights in the shooting. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.05.15

On financial reform, Pope Francis doesn’t blink John L. Allen Jr., Crux By now, one thing ought to be abundantly clear about Pope Francis: Faced with attempts to hobble his reform efforts through character assassination of his reformers, this pope just doesn’t blink. Continue Reading...

ISIS’s Political Theology Escapes the Secular Mind

The rapid rise and threat of the jihadist group Islamic State has confounded the secularist West. The idea that their motivations could truly be driven by religious ideology simply fails to register with those who view religion as an individualistic, private affair. Continue Reading...

Lincoln’s Biblical Meditation: A Sesquicentennial

The end of the Civil War was five days away when Abraham Lincoln gave his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865. Yet in his speech, delivered 150 years ago today, Lincoln did not gloat about the impending victory, choosing instead to use the occasion to bring both sides of the conflict together. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.04.15

Vatican security chief confirms ISIS is a threat to Pope Francis Meghan DeMaria, The Week Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican’s security forces, told Italy’s Polizia Moderna that ISIS presents a significant threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.03.15

Pope To Christians Captured By ISIS: You Have Not Been Forgotten Diane Montagna, Aleteia At Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis sends message to Syrian and Iraqi Christians. A Thin Line of Defense Against Honor Killings Alissa J. Continue Reading...

Defend the Rule of Law, Not Judicial Supremacy

One of the core principles of the Acton Institute is the importance of the rule of law: “The government’s primary responsibility is to promote the common good, that is, to maintain the rule of law, and to preserve basic duties and rights.” While most conservatives would agree with this sentiment, there has recently been a lot of confusion about what defending the rule of law requires and entails. Continue Reading...