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 02.07.17

Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide Crux Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will help, and that Christians “celebrated when Trump won” in hopes it would mark an end to U.S. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Ronald Reagan on freedom

Today is the 106th birthday of Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States. Reagan was a great lover of America and one of the most eloquent advocates of liberty in modern history In honor of his birthday, here are six quotes on freedom by President Reagan: President Reagan at a Reagan-Bush Rally in New York / Wikicommons “Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.06.17

Judge Gorsuch’s Record On Religious Liberty and Church-State Issues Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Here are religion cases in which Judge Gorsuch either wrote an opinion or served on the panel of the 10th Circuit which decided the case. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.03.17

Wealth Isn’t Just Measured in Money — It’s Measured in Choices Jonathan Newman, Mises Wire Somebody with little more than a small rented apartment with central air and heat, running water, and electricity to power a small TV and various appliances is wealthier than even the kings of old. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about African American History Month

Every February Americans observe National African American History Month, a time set aside to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history. Here are five facts you need to know about the history of the observance: Virginia Civil Rights Memorial / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.02.17

Should Government Control What Low-Income People Eat? Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, RealClearMarkets The New York Times recently published a story on the use of SNAP benefits to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages, leading to renewed calls for banning the purchase of soda with SNAP. Continue Reading...

State and society each has its own sphere

“The question that now demands our full attention is this,” says Abraham Kuyper in this week’s Acton Commentary, “What attitude should Christians adopt in the face of the socialist movement?” And then it is beyond question that we too should be moved to profound compassion by the disorder of our society and the great distress that has resulted from it. Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico: Ordered liberty depends on virtue

In a new article for the Lakeland Ledger, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, explains why ordered liberty depends on virtue: What I have learned in these intervening decades is that it’s not enough simply to be a “free” society. Continue Reading...
Rev. Robert A. Sirico at Acton Lecture Series