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

Samuel Gregg on Catholics, Welfare, and the Sequester

Should Catholics be concerned about the looming budget cuts? The National Catholic Register asked several Catholic leaders and thinkers, including Acton’s Samuel Gregg, for their response to the sequester: Re-establishing fiscal discipline and welfare reform are necessary components to securing the common good, a key principle in Catholic social teaching, said Samuel Gregg, author of the new book Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture and How America Can Avoid a European Future. Continue Reading...

Are More Black Men in Jail Than in College?

In 2002, the Justice Policy Institute released the report “Cellblocks or Classrooms” in which they claimed, “Nearly a third more African-American men are incarcerated than in higher education.” Since the report was issued a broad range of people—from NBA star Charles Barkley to President Barack Obama—have repeated the claim. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 03.01.13

Former Swiss Guard: Benedict, John Paul had personal touch Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN Andreas Widmer knew two men – one who was pope and one who would succeed him – who despite their immense responsibilities were keen to the spiritual needs of the people around them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.28.13

Five myths about picking a pope Thomas J. Reese, Washington Post Let’s look at some of the misconceptions about how the cardinals will select the latest successor to Saint Peter. Against Calling on Government to Shape Souls Greg Sisk, Mirror of Justice [G]overnment knows no bounds and freedom is in grave jeopardy when the power of the State is unleashed in a crusade for the “betterment of men’s hearts.” America’s Double Jeopardy: Surging Debt and Waning Economic Freedom Anthony B. Continue Reading...

Sec. Kerry Defends Liberties in Germany by Saying Americans Have ‘Right to Be Stupid’

During his address to German students yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech and religion by saying that in the United States “you have a right to be stupid if you want to be.” “As a country, as a society, we live and breathe the idea of religious freedom and religious tolerance, whatever the religion, and political freedom and political tolerance, whatever the point of view,” Kerry told the students in Berlin, the second stop on his inaugural trip as secretary of state. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.27.13

The Comeback of Silent Cal Michael Barone, National Review Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect in Shlaes’s biography. Protestant scholar lauds Benedict’s ecumenical strides Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif. Continue Reading...

Obama Administration to Federal Judge: We Can Force Your Wife to Violate Her Religion

Has there ever, in the history of America, been a presidential administration as dismissive of religious liberties as the Obama Administration? The Administration seems to truly believe that when religious beliefs come into conflict with one of the President’s pet policies—such as employers being forced to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients—that religious liberties must be set aside. Continue Reading...