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 03.20.15

Federal Court Precedent: A Defense of Judge Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court John C. Eastman, Public Discourse The US Supreme Court has set a precedent upholding the right of states to define marriage as the union of husband and wife. Continue Reading...

3 Reasons to Oppose Mandatory Voting

While speaking in Cleveland yesterday President Obama came out in favor of making voting in elections compulsory: In Australia and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.19.15

Misguided UCLA debate over bias of believers Adèle Keim, San Francisco Chronicle “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community, how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” That sentence, uttered last month by a UCLA undergraduate evaluating a Jewish student-government candidate, has ignited a firestorm. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What You Should Know About the Rubio-Lee Tax Plan

What is the Rubio-Lee Plan? The plan—officially titled the “Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan”—is a white paper in which Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) lay out a tax reform proposal they believes will “resolve these major problems in the tax code.” What’s in the plan? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.18.15

Christians and College Debt Samuel James, Patheos This story poses an important moral dilemma for Christian collegians, many of whom find themselves in exactly the kind of financial straits described above. Continue Reading...

Who Was St. Patrick?

Did St. Patrick really drive all the snakes out of Ireland? Was he ever canonized a saint? Was he even Irish? In this short video Timothy Paul Jones answers those questions and more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.17.15

Why Don’t American Protestants Care That Middle Eastern Christians Are Dying? Kazimierz Bem, OnFaith Liberal Protestants are remaining silent, essentially condoning the actions of ISIS. Read the words of an Orthodox bishop kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago The Catholic World Report On April 22, 2013, both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border. Continue Reading...