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

3 Things to Know About Stewardship

Note: Please forgive the self-promotion, but since my new book — the NIV Lifehacks Bible — is being released today, I thought I’d provide an excerpt from Genesis. Sold into slavery, Joseph is put in charge of Potiphar’s household. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.16

Proposed Payday Lending Rule Would Leave Borrowers Vulnerable Nick Bourke, Pew Charitable Trusts The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed the first federal rules on payday loans, which 12 million consumers use every year. Continue Reading...

No, John Oliver Did Not Give Away $15 Million. You Did.

Have you ever watched HBO’s Last Week Tonight? It’s a show where British comedian John Oliver reads a teleprompter explaining to Americans what is wrong with our country. It’s also a show where smug, self-satisfied progressives who miss John Stewart can be entertained while thinking they are watching “smart” content. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.06.16

New evidence that even not-for-profit Obamacare plans are failing Scott Gottlieb, AEI Ideas The not-for-profit insurers that are planned to form the backbone of the Obamacare exchanges, including the Blues health plans, reported yesterday that they lost a lot of money in the first quarter of 2016. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.03.16

On What Econ 101 Actually Is (And Says) Josh Hendrickson, The Everyday Economist There has been much recent discussion within the econo-blogosphere about the usefulness (or lack thereof) of “Econ 101.” Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds: An Interview with Tim Weinhold Jeff Haanen, Faith, Work & Culture What kind of a mutual fund, I wondered, hires a guy to think about and write articles on Christianity and business? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.02.16

The Generous Poor David Lapp, Family Studies Poor givers donate a higher fraction of their income to others than middle-class and rich ones. Is this the dawn of bake-me-a-cake libertarianism? Timothy P. Continue Reading...

How Christians Can Pastor Animals

This past weekend a child fell into pit with a gorilla. To protect the child, the animal had to be killed, a tragic but necessary outcome. The reaction to the news, though, has been unbalanced and excessive. Continue Reading...