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

7 Figures: Faith and the 2016 Campaign

A new Pew Research Center survey examines how voters feel about the religiosity of presidential candidates. Here are seven figures you should know from the report: 1. More than half of Americans (51 percent) say they would be less likely to vote for a presidential candidate who does not believe in God. Continue Reading...

Are You Unknowingly Breaking the Law?

The weekend forecast calls for sunny skies, so you decide to have a picnic in a national park with your family. After finishing your meal you throw away your trash. Your son, however, isn’t so careful — he leaves behind a few leftover items. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.28.16

Property rights, not eminent domain, first function of good government Ray Nothstine, Jones & Blount Like all inherent rights, the right to private property tends to erode with the growth of government. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What You Should Know About School Choice

In honor of the sixth annual National School Choice Week, here are some facts you should know about school choice in America. What does “school choice” mean? The term “school choice” refers to programs that give parents the power and opportunity to choose the schools their children attend, whether public, private, parochial, or homeschool. Continue Reading...

The EU: Something Completely Different

“If the nation-state is passé,” asks Todd Huizinga in this week’s Acton Commentary, “why do “Europeans” cling to it?” Current events have made it more crucial than ever to understand what makes the European Union tick. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.27.16

Francis to other Christians: Sorry we mistreated you Inés San Martín, Crux Pope Francis apologized for Catholic mistreatment of other Christian traditions Monday, and called on Catholics to forgive followers of those traditions for any offenses of “today and in the past,” as a step toward deeper unity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.26.16

Catholic Hospitals Win an Important Decision in California Jim McDermott, America On Thursday the Catholic Church in California scored a significant legal victory regarding the right of Catholic hospitals to refuse certain medical procedures. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.25.16

N. Korea tops persecution list for 14th year Baptist Press As North Korea once again held its spot for the 14th consecutive year as the most dangerous country for Christians, religious persecution on every continent has appeared to increase, according to a new report. Continue Reading...