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 07.03.12

I Was Hungry and You … Called Your Congressman Kristin Rudolph, Juicy Ecumenism Since the federal budget debate began to heat up in the spring and summer of 2011, a group of religious activists formed a “Circle of Protection” with the purpose of lobbying President Obama and Congress to avoid cutting funding for welfare programs. Continue Reading...

Collective Action and the Declaration of Independence

“Modern Americans read the Declaration of Independence too individualistically,” says James R. Rogers. “We think of it as a revolt against high taxes and big government.” Take the Declaration’s best-known complaint against the King, “for imposing taxes on us without our consent.” This is not about high taxes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.02.12

Jerry Ford, Faith, Free Markets and Michael Novak in Grand Rapids Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism The rebirth of American confidence and prosperity was fueled by new intellectual ammunition for democracy and free markets. Continue Reading...

The True Social Contract

Uncontrolled public debt threatens to rupture society, says Niall Ferguson, as the older generation thrives at the expense of the young. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Edmund Burke wrote that the real social contract is not Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s contract between the sovereign and the people or “general will”, but the “partnership” between the generations. Continue Reading...

Lessons in Liberty from a Little House on the Prairie

We could learn a lot about liberty from our pioneer forebears, argues Meghan Clyne. And an exemplar of this model of freedom and self-reliance can be found on our children’s bookshelves, in the Little House books of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Who in America’s past, then, can show us the way to a mature, sustainable democratic life — one defined not by the rebellious seizure of liberty, but by the consistent and wise exercise of it through a dedication to self-reliance? Continue Reading...

How Table Servers Advance God’s Kingdom

Brian Brenberg, a teacher of business and economics at The King’s College, explains why the work of “table servers” has eternal significance: Who is the “public” for your work—who is it for, and how does it affect the lives of those who engage with it? Continue Reading...

Entrepreneurship, Poverty, and Abraham Kuyper

Joe Gorra of the Evangelical Philosophical Society concludes his excellent series of interviews with Acton University speakers by discussing entrepreneurship, poverty, and Abraham Kuyper with Peter Heslam: Gorra: The role of faith in building social capital is fascinating. Continue Reading...