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

A humble case for freedom

Are people smart enough to run their own lives? Probably not. Are other people smart enough to direct everyone else’s lives? Definitely not. So if no one is smart enough, what then can we do? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.16

Protectionism Will Not Relieve the Plight of the Working Class Cathy Reisenwitz, FEE A recent study showed that 85% of the job losses in manufacturing from 2000 to 2010 resulted from productivity growth, not outsourcing. Continue Reading...

Working overtime or working less?

Earlier this year the Obama administration announced the publication of a new Department of Labor rule updating and expanding overtime regulations (here’s an explainer article on what it is and means). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.05.16

Is Global Warming a Sign of the End Times? Ronald Bailey, Reason.com The folks over at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducted a poll of 1,200 or so Americans regarding their religious and climate beliefs. Continue Reading...

What Christians should know about the time value of money

Note: This is the latest entry in the Acton blog series, “What Christians Should Know About Economics.” For other entries in the series see this post. The Term: Time Value of Money What It Means: The time value of money (TVM) is the concept that because of potential earning capacity, money available at the present time is worth more than the same amount at a future time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.04.16

A Ban on Refugees Would Shut Out More Christians than Muslims David Bier, FEE Because most Syrian refugees are Muslim, and Syria has received the bulk of the attention recently, many people have come to associate the refugee program exclusively with the Middle East and Muslims. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about nuclear weapons

The current presidential election has once again brought to the fore a question we ask every electoral cycle: Which candidate can be most trusted with nuclear weapons? The consideration given that question, though, is rather modest relative to its importance. Continue Reading...

Rediscovering the beautiful

“An emphasis on the need for practical use is beneficial when applied to goods in the market, so as to meet the ever changing demands of the consumer,” says Caroline Roberts in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.03.16

Pope Francis, world leader of the modern anti-slavery movement Christopher White, Crux On this worldwide anti-human trafficking day, the director of Catholic Voices USA salutes the epic efforts of Pope Francis to lead a global movement against one of the scourges of our time. Continue Reading...