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

Milton Friedman vs. Bernie Sanders

The presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders is about to come to an end. Unfortunately, though, the Democratic Socialism espoused by Sanders will live on long after his presidential ambitions have faded. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.10.16

Is Religious Freedom For Non-Christians Too? Russell Moore Does religious liberty apply to non-Christian religions? Someone told me this week that he had seen a Baptist writer question whether Muslim Americans qualify for religious liberty “benefits.” Poll: Over Half of Unemployed Workers are Giving Up Looking for Jobs Opportunity Lives A recent study conducted by Harris Poll determined that 59 percent of workers who have been unemployed more than two years have already left the workforce completely. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.10.16

What Farmers Know About The Humane Treatment Of Animals Adriane Heins, The Federalist A new book on animal rights embraces interspecies identity politics, but it lacks the perspective of people who actually know and raise animals. Continue Reading...

Mike Rowe: Don’t Follow Your Passion

Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love…or learn to love what you do? Mike Rowe, star of “Dirty Jobs” and the Acton Institute’s favorite blue-collar philosopher of work, shares the “dirty truth” about passion and vocation in PragerU’s 2016 commencement address. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.08.16

Ending the Corporate-Welfare Circus Brent Gardner, Wall Street Journal State gifts to the likes of Boeing, Ford, Google and Apple are unnecessary and unfair. Better to cut the tax rate and reduce regulation. Continue Reading...

3 Things to Know About Stewardship

Note: Please forgive the self-promotion, but since my new book — the NIV Lifehacks Bible — is being released today, I thought I’d provide an excerpt from Genesis. Sold into slavery, Joseph is put in charge of Potiphar’s household. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.16

Proposed Payday Lending Rule Would Leave Borrowers Vulnerable Nick Bourke, Pew Charitable Trusts The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed the first federal rules on payday loans, which 12 million consumers use every year. Continue Reading...

No, John Oliver Did Not Give Away $15 Million. You Did.

Have you ever watched HBO’s Last Week Tonight? It’s a show where British comedian John Oliver reads a teleprompter explaining to Americans what is wrong with our country. It’s also a show where smug, self-satisfied progressives who miss John Stewart can be entertained while thinking they are watching “smart” content. Continue Reading...