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

Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe

During World War II, when Britain was fighting against the evils of Nazism, the director of religious programming at the BBC, asked C.S. Lewis to give some talks about faith. The Oxford professor reluctantly agreed, and on August 6, 1941, at 7:45 in the evening he gave his first broadcast. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.07.16

A capitalist critique of consumerism Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week If we all suddenly and collectively decided to stop buying pointless junk, the economy wouldn’t grind to a halt forever. People would just start working on more interesting, more valuable things. Continue Reading...

Hard Times for Free Trade

“Since the end of the World War II, American politicians of the left and right agreed that it was in the country’s and indeed the world’s interest to promote the lowering of trade barriers,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.06.16

Escape to America: A Syrian Christian Perspective Stephen Herreid, The Stream In the midst of a much-publicized “refugee crisis,” Christians in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East have struggled for recognition as the group most targeted for persecution. Continue Reading...

The Disabled Deserve the Dignity of Work

Last week, Hillary Clinton became the first major presidential candidate to ever recommend paying all disabled workers the minimum wage. While its seems like a reasonable proposal, I explained why the effect would be to put workers with severe disabilities, such as those with Down syndrome, out of work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.16

Most of Europe Is a Lot Poorer than Most of the United States Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE It’s a sign of American prosperity that we can afford to buy more from other nations than they can afford to buy from us. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.04.16

The Perils of Religious Liberty Yuval Levin, EPPC he emphasis we are compelled now to put upon our first freedom risks distorting the moral message of religious and social conservatives in a number of important ways, and in the process undermining our case for liberty and tolerance. Continue Reading...