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

Rev. Sirico on defending the free market

Why should we care about human dignity, creativity and flourishing? Why value human creativity? Why even believe that human beings possess dignity and rights? As Rev. Robert Sirico writes in the Washington Times, the free market system assumes, rather than defends, the value of all these things—something easy to miss because most of us share these sentiments. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.17.16

About Those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics Charles J. Chaput, First Things The cultural damage done by the current White House has—apparently—made courting America’s bishops unnecessary. “Freedom” vs. “Liberty”: Why Religious Conservatives Have Begun to Favor One over the Other Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Religous Dispatches In most circles, “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are interchangeable, but to call them identical wouldn’t quite be right. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.14.16

Why Evangelicals Are Divided over Trump Joe Carter, TGC Here’s why conservative evangelicals are divided over Trump—and what we can do about it. Should Christians Vote for Trump? Eric Metaxas, Wall Street Journal Trump’s behavior is odious, but Clinton has a deplorable basketful of deal breakers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.13.16

How to understand the three A’s of religious liberty as Christians Andrew T. Walker, ERLC Everyone worships something (adoration); everyone wants to live truthfully (authentically); and everyone has an ultimate standard for what they value (authority). Continue Reading...

Leaked emails reveal Clinton camp mocked Catholics

Have you ever wondered what liberal political activists and politicians think of Catholics? Well, thanks to Wikileaks you can get a glimpse into their views. In a couple of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account there are exchanges in which conservative Catholics are mocked. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.12.16

Aristotle on Economics and the Flourishing Life Harvey C. Mansfield, Modern economics makes its way without study of the “flourishing life,” which is one translation of what Aristotle meant by happiness. Continue Reading...