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).

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PowerLinks 07.07.17

Report: Attacks On America’s First Freedom Increased 76 Percent In Three Years Travis Weber, The Federalist Many would likely suspect that religious freedom troubles have grown worse during the past three years. Continue Reading...
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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons report

This week the State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, a congressionally mandated report that looks at the governments around the world (including the U.S.) and what they are doing to combat trafficking in persons – modern slavery – through the lens of the 3P paradigm of prevention, protection, and prosecution. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.06.17

Why Americans Feel Less Free Today Than 10 Years Ago Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal Between 2006 and 2016, the United States fell from 11th to 71st in Gallup rankings when it came to being satisfied with the freedom to make one’s own life choices. Continue Reading...
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Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Director of the CIA

Note: This is the post #23 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Cabinet position: Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) (Note: This office became a cabinet-level position in February 2017.) Department:  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Current Director: Mike Pompeo Department Mission: “Preempt threats and further U.S. Continue Reading...

What if there were no profits?

Like many oth­ers, Pope Francis fails to see the good of profit, says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. There is a false dichotomy here between profits and poverty. Stock markets measure company value, which is related to profit but not the same, and people can idolize that. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.17

Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans. Work and Incentives John H. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.03.17

The Market Is Necessary, but Not Sufficient, for Virtue William Reddinger, FEE Virtue must come primarily from outside the marketplace. How the Supreme Court Trampled on Private Property Rights in a Recent Decision Alden Abbott, The Daily Signal In last week’s decision in Murr v. Continue Reading...
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