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 – 10.11.12

The Economics of John Calvin Timothy Terrell, Economics for Everybody Ask someone what Calvinism has to do with economics, and you’ll probably get a blank stare. European Parliament holds seminar on Discrimination of Christians in Europe Russian Orthodox Church Organized together by parliamentarians from the European People’s Party, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists and the Catholic Commission of Bishops’ Conferences, the EU seminar gathered together several hundred participants from among European deputies, experts in the religious and legal field, politicians, public figures and clergy. Continue Reading...

Acton Commentary: Vincent de Paul, Welfare Statist?

Historical church figures are being recruited for partisan political purposes, which means it must be election season. In this week’s commentary (published October 10), Acton Research Fellow Kevin E. Schmiesing looks at the case one HuffPo writer makes for St. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.10.12

Religious Freedom at the Ballot Box Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary Just as significant [as the HHS mandate] is a referendum battle in Florida that will not only help determine the future of religious liberty in this country, but whether we are capable of facing up to our troubled past. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.09.12

Business Declares the Glory of God Nathan Clarke, Christianity Today How real-estate developer Walter Crutchfield’s gift at making money became a vocation. Religious views should be welcomed in our public life Interview with John Witte Jr., Faith & Leadership Religion should be part of our political and legal conversation, says a law and religion scholar. Continue Reading...

Freedom (and Prudence) in the Pulpit

Over 1,000 pastors across the U.S. agreed to participate in yesterday’s Pulpit Freedom Sunday. The event, part of a strategic litigation plan sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is an annual attempt to provoke the IRS into revoking the non-profit status of churches. Continue Reading...

Why Liberty Requires Christianity

Joseph Pearce offers a controversial (and irrefutable) argument that faith is a prerequisite to true freedom: In an age that seems to believe that Christianity is an obstacle to liberty it will prove provocative to insist, contrary to such belief, that Christian faith is essential to liberty’s very existence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.08.12

How Do We Recover the Moral Foundations of Economics? E. Calvin Beisner, Economics for Everybody In Christian ethics, two virtues stand supreme: justice (or righteousness) and love (or grace). The moral economy will take both of these into account. Continue Reading...

Economics is Intuitive

Economist Bryan Caplan sets out to prove that basic economics is intuitive: To make my prima facie case, I’m going to present a few allegedly counterintuitive economic propositions, then explain them at a 6th-grade level. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.05.12

‘European Civilization – From the Edict of Milan to Christianophobia’ Metropolitan Hilarion, Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church The Christian world is approaching a remarkable date, the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which entered the world history as a most important legal document dividing the two eras – those of heathen Roma and Christian Europe. Continue Reading...