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 02.13.16

ISIS Is Guilty of Anti-Christian Genocide Demetrios of Mokissos, Wall Street Journal As we remember the murder of the Copts, the world needs to call this crime what it is. What voters want in a president today, and how their views have changed Hannah Fingerhut, Pew Research The presidential nomination contests are heating up and both parties’ 2016 fields have narrowed. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.12.16

Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Will Make Christian History in Cuba Tomorrow Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054. Continue Reading...

Explainer: The Historic Meeting Between the Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch

What’s going on? Tomorrow, for the first time in history, a Roman Catholic pontiff and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet face to face. According to the joint press release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow: The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.11.16

In Sex Trafficking, ‘Kids Are Renewable Resources’ Emily Deruy, The Atlantic Authorities and advocates in Reno are finding it harder to identify victims and perpetrators, in part due to social media. Continue Reading...

Determinism, Dependency, and the Irreducible Person

“Sociological determinism informs our public policy,” says Ismael Hernandez in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Those with a stake in the maintenance and expansion of government bureaucracies feed upon pathology and find a willing constituency among those who perceive the world in terms of victims and perpetrators.” If men are not free, they are not responsible for their misdeeds and ought instead to be treated with pity for falling prey to tragic misfortunes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.10.16

Is Africa paving a road out of poverty? Robert Mattes, Boniface Dulani and E. Gyimah-Boadi, Washington Post Based on face-to-face interviews with more than 52,700 citizens in 33 countries in 2014-2015, Afrobarometer reports that in two-thirds of those countries, “lived poverty” has decreased compared to the previous survey round in 2011-2013. Continue Reading...

Explainer: President Obama’s FY2017 Budget

What is the President’s budget? Technically, it’s only a budget request—a proposal telling Congress how much money the President believes should be spent on the various Cabinet-level federal functions, like agriculture, defense, education, etc. Continue Reading...