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

Militant for Justice, Not for ‘Culture War’

The “culture war” is going to determine the future direction of evangelical political engagement, says Greg Forster. But Forster wonders why we can’t fight for justice in politics and build civic solidarity with our unbelieving neighbors: We have a moral imperative to be the church militant and fight for justice; we also have a moral imperative not to impose Christianity on people by force. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.23.12

The Alleged Pro-Business Bias of the Supreme Court… Sigh… Stephen Richer, Forbes Things that happen almost every October: A new Supreme Court term starts, and liberal pundits raise the specter of “The Unjustly Pro-Business Supreme Court.” Debunking a Progressive Constitutional Myth; or, How Corporations Became People, Too John Fabian Witt, Balkinization In the past year or two, a DaVinci Code-like story about the history of the Supreme Court and corporations has made its way through the progressive blogosphere and the Occupy encampments around the country. Continue Reading...

The New Tolerance at Tufts

Perhaps I’m exceptionally naive, but it always surprises me when colleges and universities—the supposed bastions of tolerance in secular society—refuse to accept people or groups whose views do not align with their own administrators. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.22.12

Morality and Markets: The Humane Balance Ralph E. Ancil, The Imaginative Conservative To protect the market system against these destructive abuses, a commitment to permanent values is required by market participants, both consumers and producers, and to what German economist Wilhelm Roepke called a “terror regime of decency” as well as to a public policy rooted in that decency. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.19.12

State-by-state advocacy of U.S. religious liberty launches Anne Reiner, Baptist Press Representatives from nine state legislatures have announced the formation of state-level religious freedom caucuses in a new nationwide effort to combat religious discrimination. Continue Reading...

Why Presidential Debates Make Us Dumber

In his excellent post yesterday on the presidential debates and how both candidates misrepresents facts, my colleague Dylan Pahman wrote: Wishing to be charitable, I might characterize the politicians vying for our nation’s highest offices as “repeatedly mistaken,” but somewhere along the line someone on both sides is simply choosing to overlook the facts, unless we are to believe that both our president and his challenger have hired utterly incompetent researchers to support their campaigns—hardly a concession that instills me with much confidence in either of them. Continue Reading...

What Would Life Be Like Without Capitalism?

The Fund for American Studies has produced a superb It’s a Wonderful Life-style video about life without capitalism. The video not only shows what life would be like if we banned free enterprise (i.e., a lot like Soviet Russia) but also makes the point that when you lose economic freedom you lose other freedoms too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.18.12

NHS Age Discrimination A Warning About Obamacare Wesley J. Smith, Human Exceptionalism The United Kingdom’s National Health Service rations care and, evidence shows, discriminates against the elderly. Now, the Royal College of Surgeons finds that elderly patients are being denied life-saving surgery based on age rather than fitness. Continue Reading...

Mansa Musa and the Magic of the Free Market

A new study has produced an inflation-adjusted list of the richest people of all time. To give you an idea of just how rich the rich people on the list are consider that Sam Walton and Warren Buffett are the poorest guys to make the cut. Continue Reading...