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

Business for the common good

“If you are a young person saying ‘I want to go into ministry because I want to change culture,’ how would delete the word ministry and replace it with business?” asks Greg Thornbury, president of The King’s College in New York City. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.10.17

Confessions of a Catholic convert to capitalism Arthur C. Brooks, America “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Prov 16:9). God puts the truth before us in unexpected places, I have learned. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.17

What is the Free Speech Fairness Act? Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service The Free Speech Fairness Act is being touted as a “fix” to the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits nonprofits from engaging in politics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.08.17

Pastors Without Politics Leslie Loftis, Arc How the Johnson Amendment quiets the pulpit. Religious Freedom Advocates Urge Trump to Sign Executive Order Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal Conservatives and religious groups are calling on President Donald Trump to stand firm on a draft executive order asserting the federal government recognize religious freedom as not only the right to worship but the right to express one’s religion. Continue Reading...

Can prices predict the future?

Note: This is post #20 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Prices can convey information about events. But can they even predict the future? Can we predict Middle East politics based on the price of oil futures? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.07.17

Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide Crux Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will help, and that Christians “celebrated when Trump won” in hopes it would mark an end to U.S. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Ronald Reagan on freedom

Today is the 106th birthday of Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States. Reagan was a great lover of America and one of the most eloquent advocates of liberty in modern history In honor of his birthday, here are six quotes on freedom by President Reagan: President Reagan at a Reagan-Bush Rally in New York / Wikicommons “Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.06.17

Judge Gorsuch’s Record On Religious Liberty and Church-State Issues Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Here are religion cases in which Judge Gorsuch either wrote an opinion or served on the panel of the 10th Circuit which decided the case. Continue Reading...