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 09.14.18

America Is Moving Toward An Oligarchical Socialism Joel Kotkin, New Geography Oligarchal socialism allows for the current, ever-growing concentration of wealth and power in a few hands — notably tech and financial moguls — while seeking ways to ameliorate the reality of growing poverty, slowing social mobility and indebtedness. Continue Reading...

Hurricanes lead to broken windows—and broken window fallacies

Hurricanes always leave two things in their aftermath: broken windows and articles endorsing the broken window fallacy. As economist Don Boudreaux wrote six years ago, “Americans will soon be flooded by commentary that assures us that the silver lining around the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy is a stronger economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.18

Common Grace, Natural Law, and the Social Order Jordan J. Ballor and J. Daryl Charles, Public Discourse Abraham Kuyper’s teachings help us to rightly value the created order. They also help us understand the ways in which the “common grace” of God preserves the social order through the state, the family, and the dignity of individual work. Continue Reading...

Look to the Dutch for true educational pluralism

“During the seven-decade political struggle in the Netherlands to allow parents to select schools corresponding to their religious convictions, Abraham Kuyper articulated a concept of “sphere sovereignty” that translates, in policy terms, into principled structural pluralism,” says Charles L. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.18

If the World’s Going to End, Why Do a Good Job at Work? Greg Forster, TGC In our daily work, we are engaged on the front lines of a holy war to reclaim our spheres of responsibility. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are five facts you should know about what happened in the aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.18

Three post-war liberals strove to establish the meaning of freedom The Economist Berlin, Rawls and Nozick put their faith in the sanctity of the individual. What Version of Human Dignity Should Catholics Defend? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.10.18

Americans won’t vote for socialism once they know what it is Paul Roderick Gregory, The Hill Speculation about a socialist renaissance is premature. Americans won’t vote for socialists if they come to understand what socialism is. Continue Reading...