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 – 08.31.12

Is Caring for the Poor Too Big for the Church? Kristin Hansen, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics How are Christians to think through this question from a sound Biblical and economic perspective? Continue Reading...

Christian Discipleship and the Vocation of Business

The idea that being a monastic is godly while being a businessperson is worldly reflects a widely held belief among Christians, says James R. Rodgers. But the pursuit of a vocation in business doesn’t necessarily means the embrace of a lesser form of the Christian life: While I would be loath to argue that the pursuit of business is superior to the pursuit of monasticism, I nonetheless would insist that business vocations do not necessarily entail a lesser form of Christian life. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 08.29.12

Judaism’s Central Sacrifice David P. Goldman, Tablet Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch. HHS revises mandate third time; foes say it misses the point Michelle Bauman, Catholic News Agency A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not sufficient to ease religious freedom concerns, said a lawyer who is working to challenge the mandate in court. Continue Reading...

The False Hope of the Welfare State

In his debut column at Forbes, Fr. Robert Sirico discusses how the collapse of European economies has exposed the false hope of the welfare state: [T]he great lie at the heart of the all-encompassing welfare state, with its empty promises of eternal security and freedom from want. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 08.29.12

Three things the American people don’t understand about trade Logan Albright, AFF Doublethink Online The problem with the way trade is discussed in politics and the media can be boiled down to three common misconceptions that crop up again and again. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 08.28.12

The Sad Secular Monks Leah Libresco, First Things Most careers aren’t vocations, so we need space outside them to grow and love. Study: Less religious states give less to charity Associated Press A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity. Continue Reading...

Who Counts as Middle Class?

As the Presidential debates draw near, there is one question that tops my wish list of questions that should (but won’t be) asked of the candidates: What income range constitutes “middle class”? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 08.27.12

HHS Mandate “Serious” Threat to Religious Liberty Ken McIntyre, The Foundry Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests? Continue Reading...

You Didn’t Kill That Business On Your Own

After relating how city regulations in Chattanooga, Tenn., helped kill a small business, economist Mark J. Perry offers a sympathetic sentiment for failed entrepreneurs: To paraphrase President Obama: Look, if you’ve been unsuccessful, you didn’t get there on your own. Continue Reading...