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 03.27.17

Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court, and Religious Freedom Richard W. Garnett, Religion & Politics What would the confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States mean for the First Amendment and for religious-freedom-under-law? Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Friedrich Hayek on economics and freedom

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the death of the Austrian and British economist Friedrich Hayek. Throughout his life the Nobel-winning philosopher defended civil liberties and political freedom and warned against the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.24.17

Shootout over Natural Law at Gorsuch Gulch? Ken Masugi, American Greatness Was Lincoln right in making the Declaration of Independence the basis of constitutional government? Was he correct in objecting to Senator Stephen Douglas’s assertion that all who question the correctness of the Court in Dred Scott are “offering violent resistance to it”? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.23.17

What if You Fail? Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ and the Value of Work Nathaniel Williams, Intersect We may not be an award-winning Broadway playwright, but similar questions haunt us, too. Will our work be worth it? Continue Reading...

Is foreign aid a sacred cow?

Last week a group of 106 faith leaders have collaborated on a letter they have signed and sent to the Democrat and Republican leadership of both houses of Congress. In this week’s Acton Commentary, Victor V. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.22.17

Conservatives Do Believe in Social Justice. Here’s What Our Vision Looks Like. Ryan T. Anderson , The Daily Signal The conservative vision of social justice sees economic empowerment as a means to more important ends, namely, the fulfillment of personal duties within the family, religious bodies, and the other private spheres of life. Continue Reading...

Judge Gorsuch, the rule of law, and David Foster Wallace’s fish

Embed from Getty Images   “We’re now like David Foster Wallace’s fish,” said Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier today in his nomination hearing. “We’re surrounded by the rule of law, it’s in the fabric of our lives.” Gorsuch made a similar claim in an article on “Law’s Irony” for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Continue Reading...