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 10.04.16

Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? Michael Lind, New York Times Should the goal of public policy be to ensure that all Americans can have good jobs — or good lives? Continue Reading...

Does the New Testament say wealth is intrinsically evil?

In a recent article in Commonweal, the Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart responds to a rebuttal article written last year by Acton research director Samuel Gregg. Hart say that “on at least one point Gregg did have me dead to rights: I did indeed say that the New Testament, alarmingly enough, condemns great personal wealth not merely as a moral danger, but as an intrinsic evil.” What is Hart’s basis for the claim? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.16

Religious freedom on campus: What students can and can’t do Candi Cushman, ERLC How would you respond if one of these scenarios happened to your child, or to a student in your youth group? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.30.16

House OKs Plan for $170 Million to Fix Flint Water System Alan Fram, Associated Press The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute. Continue Reading...

How Christianity created the free society

While many Christians have undermined human liberty, says Samuel Gregg, the Director of Research for Acton, a new book of essays shows just how much of our contemporary freedom we owe to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice rather than liberals and liberalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.29.16

Religious Freedom: The Basis for Human Rights . . . and the Survival of Christians in the Middle East Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Public Discourse It is time for the international community to respond to the plight of Christians in the middle east. Continue Reading...