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

Kuyper the anti-revolutionary

Abraham Kuyper knew that revolutions almost always make life worse, says WORLD magazine’s Marvin Olasky: Theologically, Kuyper followed John Calvin and other Reformers. Politically, he said government must not obstruct proclamation of the gospel, promote a counter-gospel, take away religious freedom, or coerce conscience. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.11.17

Study: Anti-Christian Bias Hasn’t Grown. It’s Just Gotten Richer. Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today New research nuances the American church’s “persecution complex.” Capitalism isn’t the problem. Capitalism is the solution Oliver Wiseman, CapX The government doesn’t need to build more houses. Continue Reading...
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Should we be nudged toward libertarian paternalism?

If the boy is father to the man, then I was raised by a profligate dunce. Even though I had learned the power of compound interest in high school, I foolishly squandered my trivial savings at a time when the “eighth wonder of the world,” as Albert Einstein called it, would have had the greatest impact. Continue Reading...

Does tying benefit social welfare?

Note: This is post #52 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What is tying and how is this a form of price discrimination? An example of a tied good is an HP printer and the HP ink you need for that printer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.10.17

6 Things Trump’s Religious Liberty Memo Does (and Doesn’t) Change Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Justice Department’s new 20-point guidance falls between advocates’ hopes and opponents’ fears. What Does the Old Testament Say About Consumerism? Continue Reading...
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Department of Justice memo reaffirms our rights of religious liberty

In May President Trump issued an executive order directing Attorney General Sessions to address several issues concerning religious liberty, including: • Issue explicit guidance from the Attorney General to the Treasury Department to prohibit the revocation of tax exempt status to an organization based on its religious beliefs; • Encourage the Department of Health & Human Services to issue the draft interim final rule providing relief to the contraceptive mandate; • Ensure a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) analysis is articulated in the process of all future regulations; • Reaffirm the First Amendment to the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.09.17

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016 Kristen Bialik, Pew Research Although the overall U.S. poverty rate declined and incomes rose rapidly for the second straight year in 2016, many poor Americans fell deeper into poverty, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 10.06.17

How the Medieval Church Made Modern Liberty Paul Rahe, The Imaginative Conservative It is a small step from the charters and constitutions of the Medieval Church to our own Declaration of Independence. Continue Reading...
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