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

Radio Free Acton: Bringing midwestern culture back to the spotlight; Upstream on Roger Waters

On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we talk with John Lauck—founding president of the Midwestern History Association, the associate editor and book review editor of the Middle West Review, and an adjunct professor of history and political science at the University of South Dakota—about his new book on the American Midwest, “From Warm Center to Ragged Edge.” Then Bruce Edward Walker shares his review of the latest work from former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on our cultural segment, Upstream. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.17

Can Conservatives, Christians, And Environmentalists Co-Exist In Caring For Creation? The Federalist Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about refugees in America

Today is World Refugee Day, an annual observance created by the United Nations to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” Here are five facts you should know about refugees and refugee policy in the United States. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.17

John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism. The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right Ephrat Livni, Quartz Public space in the digital age has no shape and no physical place. Continue Reading...
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The solution to healthcare is solidarity, not socialism

“The answer to the healthcare conundrum is not be found in Congress or in the White House, or in any draconian centre of usurped power,” says Joseph Pearce, “it is to be found on our own doorstep, in our own homes and in the homes of our neighbors.” Put simply, the principle of subsidiarity rests on the assumption that the rights of small communities—e.g., families, neighbourhoods, private associations, small businesses —should not be violated by the intervention of larger communities—e.g., the state or centralized bureaucracies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.19.17

How Science Is Losing Its Humanity Ron Clutz, Science Matters Today science and the “philosophy of mind”—its thoughtful assistant, which is sometimes smarter than the boss—are threatening Western culture with the exact opposite of humanism. Continue Reading...
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Let’s bring back the stigma of being a ‘Deadbeat Dad’

“Deadbeat Dads”—absent fathers who don’t provide financial support for their children—are one of the most significant factors contributing to child poverty in America. So why do some single women have children outside of marriage when they know they will receive little to no support from the child’s father? Continue Reading...

Are pastors particularly partisan?

A new paper released this week by a pair of political scientists claims, as The New York Times reports, that, “pastors are even more politically divided than the congregants in their denomination.” As the abstract of the paper states: Pastors are important civic leaders within their churches and communities. Continue Reading...