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 06.24.16

It’s official: Britain votes for Brexit, and will quit the European Union Quartz With the vast majority of votes counted in Britain’s EU referendum, the result is clear. Voters in the UK narrowly chose to exit the European Union—a so-called “Brexit”—by a margin of 52% to 48%. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.23.16

California Bill Would Ultimately Erase Religious Schools Holly Scheer, The Federalist Proponents of Senate Bill 1146 say they need to give students grounds to sue religious schools for teaching their religion, because ‘discrimination.’ Whatever happened to freedom of religion? Continue Reading...

Election Season in the Spiritually Vacant State

“When the value-bearing institutions of religion and culture are excluded, the value-laden concerns of human life flows back into the square under the politics of politics,” wrote Richard John Neuhaus, “It is much like trying to sweep a puddle of water on an even basement floor; the water immediately flows back into the space you had cleaned.”Although he made the comment thirty-two years ago, the late Fr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.22.16

California’s state religion Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Continue Reading...

Whose Status Do You Want to Raise?

In a recent comment about neo-reaction (forget about that for now, this isn’t about neo-reaction), economist Arnold Kling says “a major role of political ideology is to attempt to adjust the relative status of various groups.” One outcome of this is that, … every adherent to an ideology seeks to elevate the status of those who share that ideology and to downgrade the status of those with different ideologies. Continue Reading...

Why Do You Need a License to Braid Hair?

There are numerous forms of crony capitalism, but one of the most subtle and damaging to the economically vulnerable are occupational licensing laws. For millions of Americans, occupational licensing continues to serve as a barrier to work and self-sufficiency. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.16

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths Jane Robbins, The Federalist Our schools are failing our kids, and ‘Seven Myths About Education’ explains how politics replaced pedagogy. Why One Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Drug-Test The Rich Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR The richest Americans take heavy advantage of the tax code’s many deductions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.16

One State Is Making It Easier for Government to Take Property Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal Over the last two years, the shortfalls of the civil forfeiture system have garnered attention from both the media and state and federal lawmakers as more and more people who had property seized by police have come forward—the vast majority of whom were never charged with a crime. Continue Reading...