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 11.26.14

Is Russia Banning Islam? Raymond Ibrahim, FrontPageMag Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the “radicalization” of Muslims within its border. What George Washington Teaches Us about Thanksgiving and God’s Providence Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Washington’s proclamation represents the first to be so designated by the new government of the United States of America. Continue Reading...

Unemployed at Thanksgiving

For many people the holiday season is their favorite time of the year. But for the 9 million Americans who are currently unemployed, this can be an especially difficult time. The feeling of hopelessness and despair that can come with looking for work often increase with the approach of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Continue Reading...

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for the Low Cost of Food

While it may not seem like it when you’re at the supermarket checkout, Americans benefit tremendously from relatively low food prices. Consider the typical Thanksgiving feast. According to an informal price survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving meal for ten people is $49.41—less than $5 per person. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.14

Catholic Social Thought and the Law: Usury Steve Bainbridge, ProfessorBainbridge.com In my seminar on Catholic Social Thought (CST) and the Law tonight’s discussion focuses on usury. Why does the Church oppose usury? Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Trafficking in Children on the Increase

Today the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released their 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. “Unfortunately, the report shows there is no place in the world where children, women and men are safe from human trafficking,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov “Official data reported to UNODC by national authorities represent only what has been detected. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.24.14

Office Space: The Benefits Of Working With Your Hands Dylan Pahman, Humane Pursuits While most people cannot excuse themselves every day at noon to go dig a ditch out behind their office, we all can find ways to incorporate manual labor into our daily spiritual practice (something I continually need to remember myself). Continue Reading...

Interview with Rev. Sirico at Christianity Today

In an interview for Christianity Today, Joseph Gorra, founder and director of Veritas Life Center, talks to Acton’s president and co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico about economic life and human flourishing: At this year’s Acton University conference, you spoke on how love is an indispensable basis for economic life. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.21.14

Why has Pentecostalism grown so dramatically in Latin America? David Masci, Pew Research Center With nearly 300 million followers worldwide, including many in Africa and Latin America, Pentecostalism is now a global phenomenon. Continue Reading...

National Catholic Register Interview on PovertyCure

What is the best way to help the the global poor? One group attempting to bring innovative thinking to that question is PovertyCure, an initiative of the Acton Institute. PovertyCure brings together an international coalition to encourage entrepreneurial solutions to poverty that are rooted in a Christian understanding of the person, who is created in the image of God. Continue Reading...