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

State Department Identifies ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ on Religious Freedom

In 1998, the U.S. took an important step in promoting religious freedom as a foreign policy objective with the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRF Act). Designed to “strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted in foreign countries on account of religion,” the law authorized “actions in response to violations of religious freedom in foreign countries.” The act also requires that that Secretary of State identify “countries of particular concern,” a designation reserved for nation’s guilty of particularly severe violations of religious freedom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.16

Is Religious Liberty Biblical? Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion, a broader concept than freedom of worship. It covers the right to live a faith-based life in the public square. Continue Reading...

Why Free Markets Are an Anti-Pollutant

Although Earth Day 2016 has officially ended, the call for Christians to care for the Earth continues. For us, every day is Earth day. Too often, though, we Christians don’t have a robust enough understanding of how to care for the environment or how that duty is connected to economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.16

What if the one percent actually help poor people live longer? Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas Bernie Sanders has done well in the Democratic primary race with his populist message against Wall Street and the 1%. Continue Reading...

Helping Senators Think More Clearly

We all need help thinking more clearly — you, me, U.S. Senators like Barbara Boxer, says John Stonestreet. And denying it sometimes proves the opposite. A hearing that was held last week of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works consisted of Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Alex Epstein, the President for the Center for Industrial Progress, and Father Robert Sirico, a priest and president of the Acton Institute, among others. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.22.16

Americans average 35 hours a year filling out government forms Bonnie Kristian, The Week The federal government interacts with citizens by means of about 23,000 separate forms, finds an analysis of Washington’s paperwork situation by the American Action Forum. Continue Reading...

Distributism Is the Future (That Few People Want)

Over the years, many of us here at Acton have been engaged in long-running (and mostly congenial) feud with distributists. Family squabbles can often be the most heated, and that is true of this rivalry between the Christian champions of distributism and the Christian champions of free markets here at  the Acton Institute. Continue Reading...