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 11.17.14

Is Economic Liberty Necessary for Religious Liberty? Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Can churches have religious freedom in a nation without economic freedom? This issue was explored Monday at an Acton Institute conference hosted by the Catholic University of America. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.14.14

Two new studies show charter schools can work — if you give them time Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post The argument for charter schools has always been based on the theory that competition is good. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.14

What the Pope could do to defend religious freedom John L. Allen Jr., Crux Just by reading the news, one has the impression that religious freedom is under threat today. From the carnage unleashed by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to church/state tensions across the West, the picture seems to grow murkier and grimmer by the day. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What is Net Neutrality?

On Monday, President Obama came out strongly for the concept of net neutrality, saying that “an open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life.” What exactly is net neutrality? Continue Reading...

Toil as Curse and Grace

Wasn’t toil introduced into human labor as a punishment from God? Yes and no, says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. Our life is plagued by imperfection and the tragedy of our mortality, but nevertheless God says to Adam, “you shall eat,” that is, “you shall have the means to sustain your life.” Work ought not to be so toilsome — toil, in that sense, is a bad thing — but given that our lives are characterized by sin, sometimes we actually need toil. Continue Reading...

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority

The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details, and wonders why this human rights tragedy of our time is largely ignored by the Western media. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.12.14

Children’s Rights, or Rights to Children? Alana S. Newman, Public Discourse If it’s okay to buy and sell sperm, eggs, and wombs, then why is it not okay to sell other human tissues or organs? Continue Reading...

What a Veteran Knows

“Thank you for your service,” they say, as they shake our hands and pat our backs. We smile and thank them for their gratitude and try to think of something else to talk about. Continue Reading...