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 – 10.30.12

Victory in Federal Court for Monks Threatened with Prison for Selling Caskets Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey have won again. On October 23, the U.S. Continue Reading...

Hurricanes Lead to Broken Windows—And Broken Window Fallacies

Hurricanes almost always leave two things in their aftermath: broken windows and articles advocating the broken window fallacy. As economist Don Boudreaux wrote earlier today, “Americans will soon be flooded by commentary that assures us that the silver lining around the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy is a stronger economy. Continue Reading...

Tracing the Logic of Liberalism

In the Western world there are conservative liberals, liberal liberals, and radical liberals, says David T. Koyzis, but all adhere to the basic principles of liberalism: The liberalism of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.29.12

‘The Weightier Provisions of the Law’ Rob Schwarzwalder, The Gospel Coalition Finding a course where principle can wed with effective if incomplete action is the holy grail of evangelical political engagement. Continue Reading...

The Moral Paper Route

AEI recently held a contest challenging people to make a video that could articulate a moral case for free markets in two minutes or less. The $40,000 top prize was won by Jared Fuller with this entry, “The Moral Paper Route.” At AEI’s Values & Capitalism blog, Julia Thompson talks to Fuller about the making of the video. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.26.12

Paul Ryan: How Conservatism Helps the Poor David Azerrad, The Foundry When it comes to explaining how their policies would help the poor and the disadvantaged, conservatives can all too often be likened to a football team that drives all the way to the one-yard line and then just kneels down. Continue Reading...

Is Religious Freedom a “Natural Right”?

Over at The Claremont Institute, Hadley Arkes considers whether religious freedom is a “natural right.” His exploration of the question is lengthy and complex and, as with everything Prof. Arkes writes, worthy of serious consideration. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.25.12

The Christian Calling to Citizenship Jennifer A. Marshall, The Gospel Coalition To apply a Christian worldview to questions of public policy isn’t self-interested. It’s serving our neighbor. Markets – A Call to Serve One Another? Continue Reading...

Acton Commentary: Desiccated Christianity

“When Christian institutions attempt to mitigate or compromise this understanding of their mission–often as the result of the political pressure–they morph into shadowy versions of their former selves,” writes Rev. Robert A. Continue Reading...

Equality of Opportunity vs. Sameness of Opportunity

Conservatives should embrace the cause of equality of opportunity, says David Azerrad, not sameness of opportunity. [W]e must not confuse equality of opportunity with sameness of opportunity. Equality of opportunity is a moral imperative and a requirement of just government. Continue Reading...