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

Pope Francis, Donald Trump and the Problem of Populism

“What would happen when these populisms collide at the first Francis-Trump summit?” asks Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “We may shudder at the thought, but if Catholicism and strident nationalism are indeed so opposed, we may be left waiting for another St. Continue Reading...

Should Christians Help Kill the $100 Bill?

What if there was an easy-to-implement government policy that would hardly affect ordinary people but would make it substantially more difficult for criminals — from drug dealers to terrorists to human traffickers — to carry out their illicit trade? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.02.16

Are Working Class Gripes Real, Or Exaggerated? Joy Pullmann, The Federalist If you just look in economic terms, America’s bottom third has it better than 99 percent of people in world history. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on Why We Have Cause to Be Uneasy

There is something about an election season that tends to focus the mind on the problems in the world and, for many of us, cause us to feel uneasy. We may try to blame this anxiety on the state of the world, but there must be something more to it. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.01.16

The Bible and Hayek on What We Owe Strangers Sarah Skwire, FEE It’s so much easier to sympathize with our own problems and with the problems of those we love than with the problems of complete strangers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.29.16

Why Do We Need Religion? Greg Forster, TGC I may never have had a more frustrating assignment than reviewing Miroslav Volf’s Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World. This book provides deep theological insights on a topic where insight is urgently needed. Continue Reading...