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

Rev. Sirico on Chuck Colson and His Legacy

Chuck ColsonIn honor of the 2016 Wilberforce Weekend, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview sponsored and the Washington Times Advocacy Department prepared a special report on energizing and equipping Christian leadership in the spirit of William Wilberforce. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.29.16

House Committee Votes to Require Women to Register for Draft Associated Press A House committee has approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that requires women to register for the military draft. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.28.16

The Cumulative Cost of Regulations Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin, Pietro Peretto, Mercatus Center Federal regulations have accumulated over many decades, piling up over time. When regulators add more rules to the pile, analysts often consider the likely benefits and compliance costs of the additional rules. Continue Reading...

Bruce Wayne: A Capitalist Superhero

“The real hero of the recently released Batman v. Superman film is an often overshadowed character, Bruce Wayne,” says Daniel Menjivar in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne is the CEO of Wayne Enterprises and the hero that Gotham, and in the case of this film, Metropolis needs too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.16

Three Ideas for Supporting Low-Wage Workers David Lapp, Family Studies Reforming the earned income tax credit’s payment structure could make it even more helpful to working Americans. Why K-12 education needs the entrepreneurial spirit Frederick M. Continue Reading...

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...