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 06.01.16

An interview with a Haitian peanut butter entrepreneur Mark R. Weber, Poverty Inc There was a time in the not-so-distant past when a U.S. food aid shipment of 500 metric tons of peanuts to feed 140,000 Haitian children would be celebrated without question. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.31.16

Puerto Rico launches tax crackdown on churches Kaitlyn Landgraf, Crux Religious institutions in the United States enjoy broad exemptions from federal taxes, but in Puerto Rico this month, officials are beginning the unprecedented move of auditing churches that abuse their tax-exempt status as part of the island’s efforts to combat its crippling debt crisis. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About Memorial Day

Today Americans will observe Memorial Day, a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Here are five facts you should know about this day of remembrance: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.30.16

Why Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day Valerie Strauss, Washington Post Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day. Why? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Continue Reading...

Athenians and Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech

While it could be argued that youth is wasted on the young, it is indisputable that commencement addresses are wasted on young graduates. Sitting in a stuffy auditorium waiting to receive a parchment that marks the beginning of one’s student loan repayments is not the most conducive atmosphere for soaking up wisdom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.27.16

MacArthur’s Thought Police Lane Davis and Milo Yiannopoulos, Capital Research Center A foundation helps Twitter and other social media enforce left-wing ideology. We Know What’s Solving Poverty Around the World Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal For nations all around the world, as well as right here at home, lawmakers struggle with how to achieve economic and social progress. Continue Reading...

Can Banks Disrupt the Payday Lending Business?

Since its inception in the 1990s, the payday lending industry has grown at an astonishing pace. Currently, there are about 22,000 payday lending locations — more than two for every Starbucks — that originate an estimated $27 billion in annual loan volume. Continue Reading...