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 – 11.02.12

Is Marriage the Key to Prosperity? Ericka Andersen, The Foundry What’s the number one antidote to child poverty in America? Marriage. Arthur Brooks and Steve Forbes on the Morality of Free Markets Values & Capitalism In this video, John Stossel talks with Steve Forbes and Arthur Brooks about the moral case for free enterprise. Continue Reading...

The Mormon Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

In The New Republic, historian Jackson Lears explores the transition from 19th-century communitarianism to 20-century capitalist boosterism in Mormon culture: The assumption behind much of the “Mormon moment” chatter is that Mormons are especially suited for success in the brave new world of unregulated capital: tanned, rested, and ready. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.01.12

Taxed for Wearing Their Heads Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse The Anti-Federalists’ early fear about Congress’s taxing power—that it would result in a tax on humans’ very existence—are now realized in the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare. Continue Reading...

Orthodox Thoughts on the 2012 Election

V. Rev. Paul Jannakos offers an Orthodox perspective on the upcoming election: As Orthodox Christians we bear witness to Christ in all dimensions of life. This includes participation in civic life, where as citizens of this country we elect into office those who aspire towards the work of public service on both the local and federal levels. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.31.12

Reformation Day Reflections on Calvin and Calvinism Jordan Ballor, Touchstone While the concern might simply be with a broader kind of Augustinianism, it would do us well I think to reflect a bit on the term Calvinism and it’s theological and historical usefulness (or lack thereof). Continue Reading...

The Ethics of ‘Price Gouging’

After declaring a state of emergency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a forceful reminder to merchants: Price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal and will result in significant penalties. Continue Reading...

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...