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

The problem with tariffs and protectionism

Note: This is post #34 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. How do tariffs affect consumers? What about producers? Who wins and who loses? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok looks at the costs and consequences of tariffs, quotas, and protectionism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.23.17

Texas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Sermons From Subpoena By Government Howard Friedman, Religion Clause The new law protects sermons delivered by religious leaders from being subpoenaed by any governmental unit in litigation or in administrative proceedings. Continue Reading...
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If King Solomon gave a commencement address

The most famous commencement address was never delivered at a graduation. In June 1997 Mary Schmich, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, published what seemed like a perennial cliché—the commencement address she would have given if asked—centered around one critical piece of advice: wear sunscreen. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.22.17

Why Trump’s tax plan would mean less money for churches Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post GOP tax proposals could reduce donations to congregations by nearly 5 percent, a new, nonpartisan analysis has found. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.19.17

Religion after communism Eastern Europe’s patriotic faith The Economist Across ex-communist Europe, religion is robust and patriotic, but sometimes skin-deep. Religious freedom and Islamic terrorism Ambassador Francis Rooney, Crux Blasphemy laws are used to persecute critics of Islam in many Muslim countries, whether moderate Muslims, Christians or Jews, and to attack so-called “non-believers,” thus forming an impenetrable barrier to any form of acceptance of other religious beliefs and contributing to the growth of Islamic extremism. Continue Reading...
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Explainer: What you should know about NAFTA

The Trump administration formally announced to Congress today that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). According to the Associated Press, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders to start 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp the pact. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.18.17

The role of religious freedom today Ambassador Francis Rooney, Crux The former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2005-2008), Francis Rooney, says due to its stabilizing role in society, religious freedom can be used as a “soft power” weapon to deter extremist ideologies, as evidenced by Holy See diplomacy. Continue Reading...
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Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Vice President

Note: This is the post #17 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Seal of the VP / WhiteHouse.gov Cabinet position: Vice President (VPOTUS) Current: Mike Pence Succession: The Vice President is second in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.17.17

Trump Should Adopt an International Religious-Freedom Policy with Teeth Tina Ramirez, National Review American Christians should urge him to adopt policies to help the church where it’s persecuted. Under Socialism, Morality Is Scarcer than Bread Marian L. Continue Reading...
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