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

Without Natural Law, We Have No Rights

Our rights as Americans are considered unalienable, says Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, only because they were inherent in the natural order of life established by the laws of nature and nature’s God. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.15.16

Poverty and Policy R. Shep Melnick, Claremont Review of Books This strange understanding of “welfare” informs the book’s misleading title. Unlike the hundreds of millions of people around the world who live in extreme poverty, none of the families profiled in $2 a Day actually lives on…$2 a day. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.14.16

Is Homelessness Only a Housing Problem? Stephen Eide, Family Studies Is homelessness purely a housing problem, or do norms and family structure play a role? The Double Standard on Low-Wage Work A. Continue Reading...

Nobel Laureates Plead with Greenpeace to Drop Opposition to GMOs

“A group of more than 100 Nobel Laureates have publicly declared Greenpeace’s anti-GMO campaign a crime against humanity,” says Allison Gilbert in this week’s Acton Commentary.  “These men and women say the science is clear — the world needs GMOs, and objecting to the production of genetically modified foods both denies scientific evidence and exacerbates the suffering of the world’s poor.” “We call upon Greenpeace to cease and desist in its campaign against Golden Rice specifically, and crops and foods improved through biotechnology in general,” the laureates write. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.13.16

Is Liberalism a Heresy? Francesca Aran Murphy, First Things The only viable vehicle of conservatism in modernity is a market-oriented liberalism that regards freedom within law as the means to the common good. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.16

Following Minimum Wage Increases, Unemployment Spikes among Black Male Teens Mark J. Perry, FEE Perhaps one of the more interesting data points from last week’s Employment Report is displayed in the graph above, which shows that the jobless rate for black male teens (aged 16-19 years) increased to 40.1% in June from 28.1% in May. Continue Reading...