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 – 12.18.12

‘The Hobbit’ and Virtue Joseph Pearce, National Catholic Register At its deepest level of meaning, The Hobbit is a pilgrimage of grace in which its protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, becomes grown-up in the most important sense. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.17.12

Gehenna in Connecticut John Podhoretz, Commentary Gehenna, a synonym for Hell, is a real place, or so the Bible tells us. You can see it today. Jefferson’s Robust Views of Religious Freedom Brian Walsh, T.J. Continue Reading...

Two Christian Views on Right to Work

MLive asked Rev. Robert Sirico and Peter Vander Meulen, a coordinator of the Christian Reformed Church in North America’s Office of Social Justice, to comment on Michigan’s new Right to Work law. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.14.12

A Brief History of American Prosperity Guy Sorman, City Journal An entrepreneurial culture and the rule of law have nourished the nation’s economic dynamism. Bible doesn’t command wealth redistribution, presenters say at theological meeting David Roach, Baptist Press Scripture does not require governments to redistribute wealth to help the poor, presenters in a session at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting said this fall. Continue Reading...

The Poverty Trap in France

In France, more than half of the population benefits directly or indirectly from welfare payments. Not surprisingly, the result has been that that the poverty rate for the past twenty years has remained unchanged. Continue Reading...

Right to Work and the Free Rider Myth

One of the strongest arguments against Right to Work legislation is that such laws exasperates the “free rider” problem. In the context of unions, a free rider is an employee who pays no union dues or agency shop fees, but nonetheless receives the same benefits of union representation as dues-payers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.13.12

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center In the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson expresses concern that right-to-work states are doing worse than forced unionism states in a number of social trends. Continue Reading...