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 03.30.17

This Unpaid Pensions Case Could Crush Christian Hospitals Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Supreme Court will decide if religious organizations qualify for IRS church exemption. Human Conditions Improving at a Remarkable Speed Marian Tupy, Reason.com Over the last decade, GDP per person and life expectancy are up around the world while infant mortality and undernourished rates are down. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Defense Secretary

Note: This is the tenth in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Department of Defense logo / DoD.gov Cabinet position: Secretary of Defense Department: Department of Defense Current Secretary: Jim Mattis Succession: The Secretary of Defense is sixth in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.29.17

Occupational Licensing Reform Gains an Unlikely Boost from the FTC J.D. Tuccille , Reason.com In the fight for economic freedom, entrepreneurs and consumers get new support against self-serving interests. Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics Jeff Deist, Mises Wire Writing in The New York Times Magazine about last week’s stillborn RyanCare bill, Robert Draper recalls a conversation he had with White House strategist Stephen Bannon earlier this year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.28.17

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Emma Green, The Atlantic Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.27.17

Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court, and Religious Freedom Richard W. Garnett, Religion & Politics What would the confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States mean for the First Amendment and for religious-freedom-under-law? Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Friedrich Hayek on economics and freedom

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the death of the Austrian and British economist Friedrich Hayek. Throughout his life the Nobel-winning philosopher defended civil liberties and political freedom and warned against the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.24.17

Shootout over Natural Law at Gorsuch Gulch? Ken Masugi, American Greatness Was Lincoln right in making the Declaration of Independence the basis of constitutional government? Was he correct in objecting to Senator Stephen Douglas’s assertion that all who question the correctness of the Court in Dred Scott are “offering violent resistance to it”? Continue Reading...