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 11.27.15

Pope lands in Africa hoping to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines Philip Pullella and George Obulutsa , Reuters Pope Francis said on Wednesday he wanted to offer “spiritual and material” support to Africans on his first tour of the continent, where he will address a fast-growing Catholic congregation and seek to heal Christian-Muslim divisions. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, Americans celebrate a national holiday set aside to give thanks for the blessings of the preceding year. But there is more to Thanksgiving than you may realize. Here are five facts you should know about the holiday: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.15

How Market Principles Will Help Make Food Banks More Efficient This Thanksgiving Max Lies, The Daily Signal With Thanksgiving around the corner, charitable food banks across America are gearing up for their busiest donation season. Continue Reading...

Secret School Pantry Spares Students From Shame

From lame dad jokes to awkward mom hugs, parents have nearly inexhaustible means to embarrass their children in front of their friends. But when I was a young teenager my mother had a surefire way to fill me with shame and dread: ask me to buy groceries using food stamps. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.24.15

Let’s Reclaim November For Giving Thanks, Not Greed Patrick Hedger, The Federalist Life is short, as the Paris attacks have shown. Use it to do something bigger than whining about minor irritations, as November traditionally reminds us. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on What Lies Behind the Moral Law

Although popular in his own day, C.S. Lewis has become even more influential since his death on November 22, 1963—52 years ago yesterday. One of the most enduring of Lewis’s works is his book Mere Christianity, which started out as a series of radio lectures that aired on the BBC during World War II. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.23.15

Why So Few Syrian Christian Refugees? For the Same Reason You Can’t Find Orphans in Haitian Orphanages Jonathan Witt, The Stream There are almost no Christian refugees from Syria for the same reason there are almost no orphans in Haitian orphanages. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.20.15

Refugees: Prudence isn’t Cruel and Tokenism Is Not Virtue John Mark N. Reynolds, Eidos A state must act (somewhat) more prudently than an individual. A state must recognize unintended consequences to even the most charitable acts. Continue Reading...