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 12.29.14

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Alana Semuels, The Atlantic Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time. Pope Condemns Islamic State, Decries Suffering of Children Reuters Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.26.14

Are Hobbits For Hippies? Or, How Would J.R.R. Tolkien Vote? Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards, The Federalist Here’s what we can learn about J.R.R. Tolkien’s views of man and government from The Hobbit. Continue Reading...

The Blue-Cold Child

From Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away: God told the world he was going to send it a king and the world waited. The world thought, a golden fleece will do for His bed. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.24.14

Pope Francis the Economist Michael Severance, Catholic World Report The Pope is not interested in validating the right or left on any specific policy, but rather reminding us of more transcendent principles. Continue Reading...

The Politics of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Frank Capra’s ‘It’s Wonderful Life’ is one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s a Christmas classic and also—as I’ve always thought—a conservative classic, a film whose themes align closely with traditional conservatism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.23.14

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats Nicole Winfield, Associated Press Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from “spiritual Alzheimer’s” that has made them forget they’re supposed to be joyful men of God. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.22.14

Christians around world under siege Steve Huntley, Chicago Sun-Times During this season of joyous religious celebrations and especially the holiday cheer enjoyed with family and friends during Christmas time, we should not forget that in too many corners of the world Christianity is under siege with Christians abused, brutalized and murdered. Continue Reading...

George Clooney is Right: Here’s How to Fight Terrorist Threats to Free Speech

This is a sentence I never could have predicted I’ve ever write: George Clooney has offered a wiser assessment of a political problem than many of my fellow conservatives. A group of cyber-terrorist behind a recent high-profile hacking incident of Sony Pictures have threatened a 9/11 type attack on movie theaters that screen the upcoming film, ‘The Interview.’ In response, many of the country’s largest movie chains (AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Cineplex) issued a statement saying the film would not be played in their venues. Continue Reading...