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

5 facts about veterans

Today is the official observance of Veterans Day, a U.S. public holiday set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the armed forces both in wartime or peacetime. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.12.18

How Prices Work to Keep Profits Fair Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The price system…is the best way to peacefully decide who gets what in a world of scarcity Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime Carey Wedler, FEE The Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on free will and the key to history

“What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors,” says C.S. Lewis, “was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.09.18

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of ‘scandalous poverty’ Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued. Continue Reading...

How missionaries have transformed the world

Despite the negative stereotypes, says Robert Woodberry, missionaries have effectively improved health, education, economic development, and political representation around the world—seemingly more effectively than government aid and secular NGOs: On average, people from countries that had one more Protestant missionary per 10,000 inhabitants 90 years ago currently have 1.5 years more education and 1.3 years more life expectancy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.18

Does Jesus Commend Dishonesty in Luke 16? John Piper, Desiring God What was Jesus commending in the parable of the dishonest manager, and what are the implications for Christians today? Debunking the overpopulation alarmists Marian L. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.07.18

9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work Shawn AchorAndrew ReeceGabriella Rosen KellermanAlexi Robichaux, Harvard Business Review Research shows that all work becomes knowledge work, when workers are given the chance to make it so. Continue Reading...

What you should know about frictional unemployment

Note: This is post #100 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Unemployment is generally harmful to both the economy and to the individual. But there is one type of unemployment that is (mostly) benign, and can even be beneficial: frictional unemployment. Continue Reading...