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 09.09.16

How Can Your Church Serve Unemployed Men? Russell Moore With rates of male unemployment the way they are, your church has a spoken or unspoken specter over the men in your congregation and your community. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.08.16

You Don’t Have to Get Elected or Make Movies to Change Culture Greg Forster, TGC The place where we have the most opportunity to shine gospel light into our culture isn’t in elections or in movies, but in everyday workplaces. Continue Reading...

Justice, Torah and the Minimum Wage

This question of whether government should mandate a higher minimum wage is not a new one, says Curt Biren in this week’s Acton Commentary. In fact, it comes up in ancient Jewish texts — related to property rights, labor law and charity law: Economists have studied the idea, but they often disagree on its impact. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.07.16

The Formula for a Richer World? Equality, Liberty, Justice Deirdre N. McCloskey, New York Times The world is rich and will become still richer. Quit worrying. Richard T. Ely: Progressive Political Economist and Social Gospel Advocate Luigi Bradizza, Heritage Foundation Richard T. Continue Reading...

The economics of sainthood

On Sunday, Mother Teresa of Calcutta became St. Teresa (though Pope Francis said, “We will continue to call her Mother Teresa.”). Mother Teresa was the 29th saint canonized by Pope Francis during his three-year pontificate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.06.16

Freedom Isn’t What You Think It Is Douglas Williams, The Federalist Freedom at its core is the ability to do what I ought, not simply what I want. Can Capitalist Pigs be Pious Christians? Continue Reading...

3 Things you should know about stewardship

Sold into slavery, Joseph is put in charge of Potiphar’s household. Potiphar “entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph” (Genesis 39:4-5 [NIV]).You may not recognize it, but this is one of the first mentions of both stewardship and economy in Scripture. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.05.16

Pope calls global warming sin, says protecting creation is work of mercy Inés San Martín, Crux On a day marked by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as a day of prayer for creation, Pope Francis on Thursday reaffirmed that he regards environmental damage such as global warming as a serious sin against creation and wants Christians to resist it. Continue Reading...