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

Human flourishing is a universal goal

Human knowledge and culture have exploded so thoroughly in diversity and specialization, especially in the Modern period, that few universals or unifying themes remain, says Jonathan T. Pennington. But one idea or theme that can still be identified as universal is human flourishing: Human flourishing alone is the idea that encompasses all human activity and goals because there is happiness. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.03.16

How to Help Poor Children Robert Verbruggen, The American Conservative If this election teaches Republicans one thing, hopefully it’s that they can no longer ignore the plight of the country’s lower and working classes. Continue Reading...

Stewardship and faithful service

“If stewardship responsibility applies so strictly in regard to your body,” says Abraham Kuyper in this week’s Acton Commentary, “it applies even more decidedly to your mind, to every talent that God has given you in your mind and in your life.” “For all things are yours,” the apostle says [1 Cor 3:21]. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.02.16

Tradinistas: A Weird Rewrite of The Lord of the Flies Angelo Codevilla, The Stream This essay is part of a series examining how American religious, economic, and political freedom are compatible with Christian views of a good society. Continue Reading...

Understanding elasticity of Demand

Note: This is the eighth post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Prices can have an effect on the demand of goods and services. But how much does quantity demanded change when prices changes? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.01.16

A Little-Noticed Fact About Trade: It’s No Longer Rising Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times The constant flow of goods from Asia to the United States was briefly interrupted last month after Hanjin, the South Korean shipping line, filed for bankruptcy, stranding several dozen of its cargo ships on the high seas. Continue Reading...

Do the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes?

During her presidential campaign, Sec. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she’d implement a tax system in which the wealthy “pay their fair share in taxes.” Expecting the rich to pay what is “fair” is not asking to much of them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.16

5 Facts about Reformation Day Joe Carter, ERLC While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31 is also Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday. Continue Reading...

Immigrants: Don’t vote for what you fled!

Many of America’s immigrants fled nations that were ruined by corrupt politicians and failed government policies. So why, asks Gloria Alvarez, “do you support the same policies in the U.S. that caused you to flee your home country?” Alvarez, Project Director at the National Civic Movement of Guatemala, says that what makes the United States different from her home country of Guatemala is the “unique American belief in limited government” that leads to greater individual freedom and personal responsibility. Continue Reading...