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

How to Pray for the Police

They swore to protect and serve. Now they lie dead and wounded. Last night five law enforcement officers in Dallas were killed and six more were wounded. They need our prayers, as do all the men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe on our streets and in our homes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.08.16

Jesus and ‘The End Of Jobs’ Eventide Over the last few years, and especially of late, there is a swelling chorus of concern that we may be on our way to a future in which there simply aren’t enough jobs to go around. Continue Reading...

Why Churches Should Be Tax Exempt

Churches and other religious institutions in American are almost always exempt from federal, state, and local taxes. The justification for this policy is usually that such institutions provide vital charitable benefits to society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.07.16

Why Should Christians Care about Economic Freedom? Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics All truth is from God. As Christians, we very much understand this as it applies to our faith. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.06.16

How to Lead a New National War on Poverty Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, Washington Monthly When New York City launched its war on poverty in 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a city-wide campaign the likes of which no other city, state or the federal government had seen in decades. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.16

Minimum Wages And Trade Barriers Can’t Manufacture Dignity Rachel Lu, The Federalist Large-scale market interference risks turning some jobs into anti-productive workfare programs. What might that do for the dignity of the American worker? Continue Reading...

If the Constitution Were Written Like Campus Speech Codes

“Limits on free speech is uniquely troubling for the future health of a free society,” wrote Ray Nothstine in an Acton Commentary. “Students become accustomed to having their rights limited, and will be more lethargic in countering possible oppression from a growing and intrusive state.” Nothstine wrote those words in 2008 — and they’ve proven to be distressingly prophetic. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.01.16

A Christian Speaks Up for Capitalism James D. Gwartney, FEE In this August 1986 essay, “A Christian Speaks Up for Capitalism,” Jim points out that “capitalism does not force individuals to worship ‘the almighty dollar.’ A person is as free to be an ascetic Christian as to be a hedonist.” Where Have All The Free Traders Gone? Continue Reading...