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 – 10.12.12

School Choice Marches Forward Jonathan Butcher, EcucationNext 2011 a year of new laws and new lawsuits Bartholomew I: Witnessing Together To The Message Of Salvation Vatican Information Service During the course of this morning’s ceremony in St. Continue Reading...

The Religious Liberty Case Against Religious Liberty Litigation

Current lawsuits against the HHS contraceptive mandate may undermine religious liberty in the long run, says Vincent Phillip Munoz. Not all religious objectors to the mandate are likely to be exempted even if the lawsuits are successful, and judges violate the core meaning of religious liberty when they assess plaintiffs’ religious character: The religious liberty lawsuits ask for exemptions from the HHS mandate for those religious believers who find compliance conscientiously impossible. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.11.12

The Economics of John Calvin Timothy Terrell, Economics for Everybody Ask someone what Calvinism has to do with economics, and you’ll probably get a blank stare. European Parliament holds seminar on Discrimination of Christians in Europe Russian Orthodox Church Organized together by parliamentarians from the European People’s Party, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists and the Catholic Commission of Bishops’ Conferences, the EU seminar gathered together several hundred participants from among European deputies, experts in the religious and legal field, politicians, public figures and clergy. Continue Reading...

Acton Commentary: Vincent de Paul, Welfare Statist?

Historical church figures are being recruited for partisan political purposes, which means it must be election season. In this week’s commentary (published October 10), Acton Research Fellow Kevin E. Schmiesing looks at the case one HuffPo writer makes for St. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.10.12

Religious Freedom at the Ballot Box Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary Just as significant [as the HHS mandate] is a referendum battle in Florida that will not only help determine the future of religious liberty in this country, but whether we are capable of facing up to our troubled past. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.09.12

Business Declares the Glory of God Nathan Clarke, Christianity Today How real-estate developer Walter Crutchfield’s gift at making money became a vocation. Religious views should be welcomed in our public life Interview with John Witte Jr., Faith & Leadership Religion should be part of our political and legal conversation, says a law and religion scholar. Continue Reading...

Freedom (and Prudence) in the Pulpit

Over 1,000 pastors across the U.S. agreed to participate in yesterday’s Pulpit Freedom Sunday. The event, part of a strategic litigation plan sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is an annual attempt to provoke the IRS into revoking the non-profit status of churches. Continue Reading...

Why Liberty Requires Christianity

Joseph Pearce offers a controversial (and irrefutable) argument that faith is a prerequisite to true freedom: In an age that seems to believe that Christianity is an obstacle to liberty it will prove provocative to insist, contrary to such belief, that Christian faith is essential to liberty’s very existence. Continue Reading...