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

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...

PowerLinks – 10.08.12

How Do We Recover the Moral Foundations of Economics? E. Calvin Beisner, Economics for Everybody In Christian ethics, two virtues stand supreme: justice (or righteousness) and love (or grace). The moral economy will take both of these into account. Continue Reading...

Economics is Intuitive

Economist Bryan Caplan sets out to prove that basic economics is intuitive: To make my prima facie case, I’m going to present a few allegedly counterintuitive economic propositions, then explain them at a 6th-grade level. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.05.12

‘European Civilization – From the Edict of Milan to Christianophobia’ Metropolitan Hilarion, Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church The Christian world is approaching a remarkable date, the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which entered the world history as a most important legal document dividing the two eras – those of heathen Roma and Christian Europe. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.04.12

Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson Tony Rossi, Christopher Closeup It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. Continue Reading...

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Two Kingdoms, and Protestant Social Thought Today

Jordan Ballor’s paper, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Two Kingdoms, and Protestant Social Thought Today,” just made the Social Science Research Network’s current Top Ten download list for Philosophy of Religion eJournal. From the abstract: Last century’s Protestant consensus on the rejection of natural law has been quested in recent decades, but Protestant social thought still has much work to do in order to articulate a coherent and cogent witness to contemporary realities. Continue Reading...