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 01.30.15

Cake baking and journalistic story baking Marvin Olasky, World Bill Jack goes on the offensive today in the Colorado cake-baking story that’s received enormous media attention over the past week. Anti-Slavery Activists Imprisoned in Mauritania Charlotte Florance, The Daily Signal Three prominent anti-slavery activists and opposition politicians in Mauritania were sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month. Continue Reading...

Does Slave Redemption Increase Slavery?

Thousands of girls and women in Iraq and Syria have been captured by the Islamic State and sold into sex slavery. But one Iraqi man is trying to save them by buying sex slaves in order to free and reunite them with their families. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.29.15

Morality in the Marketplace: A Catechism for Business Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative There are many books on my shelves that haunt me with a sense of guilt every time they catch my eye. Continue Reading...

Communion and Consumerism

“Consumption serves, sustains and deepens community—above all the Eucharistic community,” says Rev. Gregory Jensen in this week’s Acton Commentary. Consumption is not an end in itself but has a purpose. We are, Schmemann says, called by God “to propagate and have dominion over the earth”; that is to say, consumption serves human flourishing. Continue Reading...

How ‘Downton Abbey’ Shows Income Inequality Doesn’t Matter

After what seemed to be an interminably long wait, Downton Abbey, a British period drama on PBS, recently returned to America. Many of us who have been hooked on the show for four seasons tune in each Sunday night to watch the new twists in the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, their household, and their servants. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.28.15

Connecticut’s Homeschool Hokum Matthew Hennessey, City Journal The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission continues to tread on parents’ rights.​ ‘Free’ Community College Will Just Make High School Six Years Long Georgi Boorman, The Federalist When personal investments are converted to universal entitlements, quality declines for everyone while the tax increases are a burden we will pay forever. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.27.15

An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works Susan Davis, Harvard Business Review If we’re to end poverty, we can’t ignore them. All of us — researchers, policymakers, governments, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit development groups, microfinance institutions, corporations, and philanthropists — have a role to play in bringing them into the widening zone of prosperity. Continue Reading...