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

The great economic problem

Note: This is post #17 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. How does the price of oil affect the price of candy bars? When the price of oil increases, it is of course more expensive to transport goods, like candy bars. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.17

What is the “Invisible Hand”? Art Carden, The Imaginative Conservative Observers who disapprove of others’ exchanges too often want to substitute the visible fist of the state for the invisible hand of the market. Continue Reading...

10 Quotes for Religious Freedom Day

Thomas Jefferson wanted what he considered to be his three greatest achievements to be listed on his tombstone. The inscription, as he stipulated, reads “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia.” Today we celebrate the 231th anniversary of one of those great creations: the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. Continue Reading...

5 facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today Americans observe a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.17

Residents Are Already Rejecting Attempt To ‘Nickle And Dime’ Working Class With Soda Tax Steve Birr, The Daily Caller Lawmakers in Illinois are considering following the example of Philadelphia by imposing a large beverage tax on sugary products in the name of improving public health. Continue Reading...

The 5 most dangerous countries to be a Christian

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.13.17

U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process Susan Cornwell, Reuters The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Continue Reading...

Is there a Christian view of financial quantification?

Note: This is the third post in a series on developing a Christian mind in business school. See also Part I and Part II. As I mentioned in the last post, when in this series I talk about developing a Christian mind in b-school I’m referring primarily to learning how to think Christianly about things as they are symbolized, things as they are known, and things as they are communicated. Continue Reading...