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 10.06.16

To reduce recidivism rates, give prisoners more books Ephrat Livni, Quartz The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 75% of released inmates are rearrested within five years—which is not just a societal problem, but also a major taxpayer expense. Continue Reading...

The co-bots are coming to fast food factories

“We’re going to need to see your birth certificate,” the manager said, making a notation on my employment application, “But you’re hired. Show up a 10 a.m. on Thursday for training.” I was too young and dumb to realize he was calling my bluff. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.05.16

Tradinistas: Angry, Churchy Millennials Who Scorn Freedom and Demand a Guaranteed Income for Breathing John Zmirak, The Stream For years, I have been warning of a rising movement among younger, self-styled “orthodox” Catholics (and some other Christians) which rejects important moral truths and embraces crude economic errors. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.16

Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? Michael Lind, New York Times Should the goal of public policy be to ensure that all Americans can have good jobs — or good lives? Continue Reading...

Does the New Testament say wealth is intrinsically evil?

In a recent article in Commonweal, the Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart responds to a rebuttal article written last year by Acton research director Samuel Gregg. Hart say that “on at least one point Gregg did have me dead to rights: I did indeed say that the New Testament, alarmingly enough, condemns great personal wealth not merely as a moral danger, but as an intrinsic evil.” What is Hart’s basis for the claim? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.16

Religious freedom on campus: What students can and can’t do Candi Cushman, ERLC How would you respond if one of these scenarios happened to your child, or to a student in your youth group? Continue Reading...