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

Why is the State of the Union Always ‘Strong’?

Near the beginning of his State of the Union address last night, President Obama said, “. . . and we can say with renewed confidence that the State of our Union is stronger.” If you were surprised to hear that the union is “strong” then this was probably the first time you’ve heard a State of the Union address. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.13.13

Pope Benedict (Cardinal Ratzinger) on the Gospel’s call to justice Michael Scaperlanda, Mirror of Justice My only personal encounter with Joseph Ratzinger was a few weeks before his election as Pope, when he celebrated Mass at St. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg on C-SPAN

Earlier this week at the Heritage Foundation, Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg argued that if our elected leaders don’t find the courage to reform the economy and government spending soon, the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.12.13

An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI Russell D. Moore, Moore to the Point With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this morning, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. Continue Reading...

Resource Page on Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Today Pope Benedict XVI issued a statement that he was renouncing his ministry as the Bishop of Rome, effectively abdicating as of February 28, 2012. The Acton Institute has created a resource page that will provide news and analysis of this historic event, and the election of a new pope. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.11.13

Full Text of Pope’s Declaration on his Resignation Vatican Radio Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Continue Reading...

How a Democratic Education Reformer Became a Supporter of School Vouchers

Michelle Rhee isn’t afraid of controversy. In 2007 she took the job of chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, one of the worst districts in the country. Given a free hand by the city’s mayor, she instituted a number of reforms that, while modest and sensible (accountability, standardized testing), were considered “radical” by many residents of D.C. Continue Reading...