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 08.12.16

Black Pastors Are Breaking the Law to Get Hillary Clinton Elected Emma Green, The Atlantic According to a new survey from Pew Research Center, roughly 9 percent of people who have attended religious services in the last few months have heard clergy speak out in favor of a political candidate, and roughly 11 percent have heard clergy speak in opposition. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.16

Here Are 7 Ways Free Trade Has Helped Michigan Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal In 2010, the Michigan economy was on the rocks—715,000 people were out of work, and the Great Lakes State’s gross domestic product had contracted by 7.6 percent by the time the recession ended. Continue Reading...

Technology seen, and unseen

Although not everyone see its, technological progress has meant progress in human flourishing, notes Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. To answer the Luddites, first of all we must acknowledge that there is truth to what is seen. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.10.16

Comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Stances on Economic Issues Meghan Keneally Liz Kreutz , ABC News The future of the economy is going to be at the center of the 2016 campaign this week, as Donald Trump is slated to give a major speech on the topic today and Hillary Clinton will share her views days later. Continue Reading...

‘I learned more at McDonald’s than at college’

Unlike some colleges, McDonald’s does not have “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings.” Instead, they have a requirement that employees put the concerns of the customers ahead of their own. Olivia Legaspi, an undergraduate at Haverford College and former McDonald’s employee, says that expectation helped her learn an important lesson about work and life: serving others comes first. Continue Reading...

Religious leaders call on California to protect religious liberty of colleges

Today, a group Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders have released a statement in defense of the religious freedom of private colleges and universities in California. Current legislation pending in the California State Senate threatens to strip some private colleges and universities of an exemption that protects them from lawsuits and allows them to function as faith-based organizations.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.16

California bill threatens religious freedom, minorities and the poor Archbishop José Gomez and Bishop Charles Blake, Crux Current California law exempts religious schools from nondiscrimination laws in cases where applying them violates their beliefs. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Evan McMullin

Note: This is the first in a series examining the positions of several third party and independent presidential candidates on issues covered by the Acton Institute. A previous series covered the Democratic Party platform (see here and here) and the Republican Party Platform (see here and here). Continue Reading...