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 04.25.18

5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year. Millennial entrepreneurs understand the power of profit Sophie Sandor, CapX Free-market capitalism is where it is happening for my generation of entrepreneurs. Continue Reading...

Victor Claar on Christian economics

Is there a Christian view of economics? If so, what makes the economic approach different for the Christian? Dr. Victor Claar joined the recent edition of the Christian Libertarian podcast to talk about those issues. Continue Reading...
Victor Claar at Acton University

PowerLinks 04.24.18

The Ugly Coded Critique of Chick-Fil-A’s Christianity Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg View The fast-food chain’s “infiltration” of New York City ignores the truth about religion in America. It also reveals an ugly narrow-mindedness. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.23.18

Nuns on cause of human trafficking: ‘Money, money, money!’ Claire Giangravè, Crux “Money, money, money” was the motto repeated by religious sisters at a conference in Rome. No, they weren’t quoting the 1976 hit song by ABBA, but pointing to the main cause of human trafficking, one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Continue Reading...

Why is Macron courting the Catholic Church?

French President Emmanuel Macron wants Catholics in his country to be more involved in public life. Samuel Gregg, Acton’s director of research, wonders if France’s secular settlement could be under threat: For a few days this month, France experienced a relapse into the type of anti-Catholic rhetoric that, 100 years ago, would have thrilled half the country and infuriated everyone else. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.18

The conservative renaissance has begun Christopher Buskirk, Washington Post This conservative renaissance is young but vigorous. It embraces — but is also bigger than — Trump. How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade Paul Kiernan, Wall Street Journal About 1.2 billion adults gained access to financial services between 2011 and last year, the World Bank said Thursday, as the internet and mobile phones increasingly connected far-flung communities to the global financial grid. Continue Reading...

How to be an unapologetic patriot

Today is Patriots’ Day, an annual observance of the anniversary of when the American colonies first took up arms against the British Crown on April 19, 1775. Patriot’s Day has become a forgotten holiday, due in part to the fact we Americans have a peculiar relationship to the term “patriot.” To question someone’s patriotism is considered an insult, while to praise their patriotism is (usually) a compliment. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.19.18

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs David Weinberger, The Federalist Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs. Continue Reading...