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 02.12.16

Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Will Make Christian History in Cuba Tomorrow Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054. Continue Reading...

Explainer: The Historic Meeting Between the Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch

What’s going on? Tomorrow, for the first time in history, a Roman Catholic pontiff and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet face to face. According to the joint press release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow: The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.11.16

In Sex Trafficking, ‘Kids Are Renewable Resources’ Emily Deruy, The Atlantic Authorities and advocates in Reno are finding it harder to identify victims and perpetrators, in part due to social media. Continue Reading...

Determinism, Dependency, and the Irreducible Person

“Sociological determinism informs our public policy,” says Ismael Hernandez in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Those with a stake in the maintenance and expansion of government bureaucracies feed upon pathology and find a willing constituency among those who perceive the world in terms of victims and perpetrators.” If men are not free, they are not responsible for their misdeeds and ought instead to be treated with pity for falling prey to tragic misfortunes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.10.16

Is Africa paving a road out of poverty? Robert Mattes, Boniface Dulani and E. Gyimah-Boadi, Washington Post Based on face-to-face interviews with more than 52,700 citizens in 33 countries in 2014-2015, Afrobarometer reports that in two-thirds of those countries, “lived poverty” has decreased compared to the previous survey round in 2011-2013. Continue Reading...

Explainer: President Obama’s FY2017 Budget

What is the President’s budget? Technically, it’s only a budget request—a proposal telling Congress how much money the President believes should be spent on the various Cabinet-level federal functions, like agriculture, defense, education, etc. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.16

Evidence Mounts: Minimum Wage Hikes Cost Jobs The American Interest The evidence continues to mount that minimum wage hikes have economic costs: A Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco review paper recently found that minimum wages had “directly reduced the number of jobs nationally by about 100,000 to 200,000.” For poverty, work is more important than wages, but only half of American adults work full-time Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas Although the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) remains the go-to source for employment-related data (such as that released today), each month Gallup reports the “Gallup Good Job” metric. Continue Reading...