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 03.29.16

Georgia’s Republican Governor Rejects a Religious-Freedom Bill Russell Berman, The Atlantic Nathan Deal sides with corporations and gay-rights advocates who objected to the legislation backed by conservative evangelicals. California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage Adam Nagourney, New York Times California lawmakers have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, potentially signaling the biggest advance yet in a campaign to increase pay for low-income workers that has reverberated in the Democratic presidential contest and in cities across the country. Continue Reading...

Could Jesus Be a Chinese Communist?

“If Jesus were alive today, do you think he would be comfortable with the Communist Party government in China?” That’s a question BBC reporter John Sudworth asked Pastor Wu Weiqing, a Beijing based priest, who serves in an official, state-sanctioned church. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.28.16

Mayors Rise to the Defense of Free Trade Ronald Brownstein , The Atlantic As presidential candidates from both parties attack TPP, it’s municipal leaders who are offering the most cogent vision of global engagement. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.25.16

Crony Capitalism: Inefficient, Unjust, and Corrupting Samuel Gregg, Crisis Magazine Donald Trump’s candidacy has brought many topics to greater public attention: everything from frustration with the political correctness that the left uses to stifle debate, to wage stagnation and immigration policy. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About Easter in America

[Note: This post is a collaboration with Berny Belvedere.] Throughout the world Easter is celebrated as the greatest event of the Christian faith. But as with most things associated with Christianity, we Americans tend to put our peculiar stamp on the holiday. Continue Reading...

What Would Lord Acton Think of Superman?

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is the most famous quote by the English Catholic historian Sir John Dalberg-Acton. It also appears to be the overriding theme of the teaser-trailer for the new movie Batman v. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.24.16

Why socialism always fails Mark J. Perry, AEI Ideas Given the recent resurgence of socialism, especially as it is now being embraced by young Americans, I thought it might be a good time to re-visit my 1995 essay to review why socialism: a) failed in the 20th century, b) is failing in the 21 century (e.g. Continue Reading...

The EU: Global Judicial Despotism and the International Criminal Court

“Americans’ instinctively refuse to recognize as legitimate any international organization, law or treaty that claims any authority over Americans above the U.S. Constitution,” says Todd Huizinga in this week’s Acton Commentary, “particularly if that organization, law or treaty contradicts the Constitution or violates Americans’ constitutional rights.” In the American system, it is because sovereignty rests in the people that the U.S. Continue Reading...