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 05.09.17

Why Conservatives Should Be Environmentalists Nathan J. Beacom, Public Discourse Environmentalism makes us loyal to one another in a fundamental way, points us to values beyond mere utility, and directs us back to the natural order of which we are a part. Continue Reading...
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How God makes a loaf of bread

Economist Russ Roberts has produced a charming new video, “It’s a Wonderful Loaf”,that reveals the “hidden harmony that is all around us.” In the animated poem, Roberts looks at the “seemingly magical ways” that we anticipate and meet the needs of each other without anyone being in charge. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.08.17

The Role of Religious Freedom Today Rep. Francis Rooney, RealClearPolicy Throughout history religion has played a stabilizing role in society. When practiced freely, religion establishes a moral compass for people to follow, which in turn leads to tolerance of differing views and comity in civil society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.17

Net Neutrality Is On the Outs. This Bill Would Repeal It for Good. Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would nullify the FCC’s 2015 order that instituted net neutrality rules, and would prevent a similar order in the future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.04.17

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection Matt Hadro, Catholic News Service More than 50 members of Congress, impatient with the current administration’s hesitance regarding religious freedom, have written a letter to President Trump calling on him to protect the “freedom to follow one’s conscience, faith and deeply held moral convictions.” The conditions that help poor people make better decisions, according to new research Jon M. Continue Reading...

The two-fold ministry of Jesus

“Jesus not only sought to bring a spiritual salvation,” says Abraham Kuyper in this week’s Acton Commentary, “but also countered human misery and did so up until the very end.” He fed the thousands and healed the sick; the blind could see, the mute could speak, and the dead were raised. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.17

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views Samantha Smith, Pew Research Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor? Continue Reading...