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 – 11.28.12

“Where Are The Catholics?” James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World Report Is Christianity the measure of modernity or is modernity the measure of Christianity? ‘Poverty’ like we’ve never seen it Robert Rector, New York Post The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900. Continue Reading...

The Naked Private Square

In his 1984 book The Naked Public Square, Richard John Neuhaus explained how a strict separationist reading of the First Amendment which forbids all religious speech leaves the public square “naked.” Neuhaus described the “naked public square” as “the result of political doctrine and practice that would exclude religion and religiously grounded values from the conduct of public business.” In a recent law review article, Ronald J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.27.12

What is a Christian’s Responsibility to Government? R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries The New Testament gives us some broad principles on how we are supposed to respond to government. Four Principles of Biblical Stewardship Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Unfortunately many Christians today only associate the idea of stewardship with sermons they have heard about church budgets and building programs. Continue Reading...

A Conservative Case for Walmart

Every year Black Friday marks the official beginning of two modern American traditions: Christmas shopping and criticizing Walmart. Critics on both the left and the right have found a common enemy in Walmart. Continue Reading...

Why Religion Enjoys Special Privileges

In the latest issue of Christianity Today, Wilfred McClay offers six reasons why religion in America really does—and should—enjoy ‘special privileges’: A third argument for religion’s special place is anthropological: Human beings are naturally inclined toward religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.26.12

The Information Gap & Donation Dumping Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics What does it really mean for Christians to care for “the least of these?” This is one of the most imperative questions when thinking about the integration of faith, work, and economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.23.12

The Miracle of the Supermarket Wesley Grant, Values & Capitalism Without capitalism, the world as we know it would be fantasy. One of the most inspiring demonstrations of this is the modern supermarket. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.21.12

Pilgrims, Property Rights, & Prosperity Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics In their new economic system were planted the seeds of our own free market, which offers incentives for us individually as well as for the mutual benefit of all. Continue Reading...