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 05.05.17

Net Neutrality Is On the Outs. This Bill Would Repeal It for Good. Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would nullify the FCC’s 2015 order that instituted net neutrality rules, and would prevent a similar order in the future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.04.17

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection Matt Hadro, Catholic News Service More than 50 members of Congress, impatient with the current administration’s hesitance regarding religious freedom, have written a letter to President Trump calling on him to protect the “freedom to follow one’s conscience, faith and deeply held moral convictions.” The conditions that help poor people make better decisions, according to new research Jon M. Continue Reading...

The two-fold ministry of Jesus

“Jesus not only sought to bring a spiritual salvation,” says Abraham Kuyper in this week’s Acton Commentary, “but also countered human misery and did so up until the very end.” He fed the thousands and healed the sick; the blind could see, the mute could speak, and the dead were raised. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.17

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views Samantha Smith, Pew Research Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor? Continue Reading...

The big ideas of trade

Note: This is post #31 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Trade makes people better off, but how? In this video economist Tyler Cowen discuss the importance of specialization and division of knowledge, and how specialization leads to improvements in knowledge, which then lead to improvements in productivity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.02.17

Why Poverty, Inc. is a Must-See Documentary Ericka Andersen, The Corner If you aren’t familiar with the documentary, I highly recommend adding it to your viewing schedule in haste. While the film came out a couple of years ago, it was only recently released on Netflix and to a wider audience — and has been embraced by liberals and conservatives alike. Continue Reading...