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 – 10.17.12

The Church and Social Programs James Kalb, Catholic Word Report Christians in the US are not under hard totalitarianism, but we are in the midst of a struggle for the soul of our country. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.16.12

Shut up and play nice: How the Western world is limiting free speech Jonathan Turley, Washington Post Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views. Continue Reading...

Redistribution and the Sacred Right of Property

“Scandinavian economies are some of the most market-oriented on the planet” says economist Scott Sumner, who adds “Denmark is the most market-oriented country on earth.” This peculiar claim is even more curious considering that it is based on the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.15.12

The Christian Exodus From Egypt Samuel Tadros, Wall Street Journal For Copts, a persecuting dictator was preferable to the Islamist mob. Sell All That You Have R.C. Sproul, Jr. Ligonier Ministries Jesus told the rich young fool that he must sell all that he had, give it to the poor, and follow him. Continue Reading...

The Campaign for Leviathan

The Obama Administration’s requirement for many religious institutions to provide contraception may be a relatively new policy. But as Notre Dame political scientist Patrick Deneen explains, the “origin of the mandate lies in an impulse that can be dated back to the beginnings of the modern era and the rise of the state.” At a recent conference in which I participated at the Georgetown Law Center, a number of speakers and participants described the HHS mandate as the necessary requirement that will liberate women from the “coercion” of the Church that seeks to restrict their access to free contraception—including abortifacients—and sterilization. Continue Reading...

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...