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

5 facts about Reformation Day

Statue of Martin Luther in Dresden, Germany   While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31,2017 is also the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.17

Congress should improve the child care credit to help working parents Alan D. Viard, AEI As lawmakers prepare to expand the popular $1,000 child tax credit, they run the risk of overlooking the child care credit, a provision that cries out for expansion. Continue Reading...
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How should the church encourage wealth creation?

‘The Wealth of the Nation,’ Seymour Fogel   What is the role of the church and its leaders in preparing God’s people for the service of wealth creation? How is the church to be involved in inspiring, commissioning, and releasing people who launch businesses that provide jobs and that bring redemptive influence for the benefit of the whole community, and even for entire sectors of the economy? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.30.17

How Martin Luther Advanced Freedom Joseph Loconte, Wall Street Journal The Reformation brought a radical egalitarianism to Christendom. Pence: US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Iraqi Christians Directly Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Vice president reveals USAID will provide direct assistance to religious minorities targeted by ISIS. Continue Reading...
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What Christians should know about vocation

This weekend Protestants around the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Reformation Sunday, a commemoration of Martin Luther’s nailing his ninety-five theses to the church door Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.17

How the Reformation Revolutionized Diaper Changing Greg Forster, TGC Luther was one of the most important champions of the doctrine of vocation in history. Just War Theorists Should Consider How to Fight Corruption Jean Pierre Chabot, Providence If violent extremism is caused in part by corruption, a manifestation of injustice, then surely targeting conflicts of interest is critical to de-escalating violence. Continue Reading...
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Business as a work of justice

Justice is essential to how we go about our work, says Katherine Leary Alsdorf. In this video produced by Values & Capitalism, Alsdorf and others discuss how Christian business leaders can offer a living witness of Christ’s love by utilizing their social and material capital in love and justice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.17

Can Publicly Held Corporations Have Religion But Not Morals? Howard Friedman, Religion Clause he Interim Rules create exemptions for entities with religious or moral objections, but create an interesting distinction between business entities asserting religious objections and those asserting moral ones. Continue Reading...
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Getting serious about poverty means understanding wealth

“If Christians are serious about improving the lives of the poor,” says William R. Luckey in this week’s Acton Commentary, “we must be serious about understanding the sources of wealth creation.” If a person merely gathers food to survive, there is no way that his standard of living will increase. Continue Reading...

Pollution causes as many deaths as two jumbo jets crashing every hour

Imagine that within the same hour, two large Boeing 747 passenger jets crashed killing everyone onboard. Now consider two planes crashing every hour for an entire 24-hour period. Finally, think of the accumulated deaths of two passenger jets crashing every hour for an entire year.* The death toll from all those crashes would be roughly equivalent to the number of people who die every year from pollution. Continue Reading...