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 10.03.16

Religious freedom on campus: What students can and can’t do Candi Cushman, ERLC How would you respond if one of these scenarios happened to your child, or to a student in your youth group? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.30.16

House OKs Plan for $170 Million to Fix Flint Water System Alan Fram, Associated Press The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute. Continue Reading...

How Christianity created the free society

While many Christians have undermined human liberty, says Samuel Gregg, the Director of Research for Acton, a new book of essays shows just how much of our contemporary freedom we owe to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice rather than liberals and liberalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.29.16

Religious Freedom: The Basis for Human Rights . . . and the Survival of Christians in the Middle East Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Public Discourse It is time for the international community to respond to the plight of Christians in the middle east. Continue Reading...

Are libertarians too anti-pollution?

“There are no solutions,” says economist Thomas Sowell. “There are only trade-offs.” Sowell’s claim is especially true when it comes to the issue of pollution. We have no solution that will allow us to eliminate all pollution, so we are forced to make trade-offs, such as exchanging a certain level of pollution for economic growth. Continue Reading...

Utopias Denied: Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon at 75

Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) “In the world of literature,” says Bruce Edward Walker in this week’s Acton Commentary, “perhaps only Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn did more to expose the lies and cruelty of 20th century totalitarianism.” What makes Darkness at Noon such an enduring artistic work is Koestler’s firsthand knowledge of his source material. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.16

How a Dutch Prime Minister Changed My Life Bruce Ashford, TGC This one book shaped the way I think and live; I carry its ideas with me every day. Millions in U.S. Continue Reading...