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

Why Everybody Loses With the Powerball

When it comes to government programs for redistributing income, nothing is quite as malevolently effective as state lotteries. Every year state lotteries redistribute the income of mostly poor Americans (who spend between 4-9 percent of their income on lottery tickets) to a handful of other citizens—and to the state’s coffers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.08.16

How Congress Can Increase the Transparency of Environmental Regulations Katie Tubb, The Daily Signal The House is expected to begin considering the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 712), which would address a legal tactic often referred to as sue and settle. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.07.16

Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution says government can favor religion David Gibson, Religion News Service Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is never shy about voicing his strong, and strongly conservative, opinions about the role of religion in American society, and he has once again made headlines with what he called a “sermon” in which he said the US Constitution can favor religion over “nonreligion.” Why ‘the evangelical voter’ doesn’t mean anything Trevin Wax, Religion News Service It feels like stating the obvious to say that “evangelical voters” are not a monolith that can be reliably relied upon by any politician. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.06.16

On religious liberty: a surprisingly hopeful tale James A. Sonne, San Fransico Chronicle On the surface, 2015 was a stormy year for religious liberty. The topic made news more regularly and controversially than at any time in recent memory. Continue Reading...

How Can We End Hunger in America?

What does it mean to be hungry in America? And how do we solve the issue of domestic hunger? To answer those questions, Congress created the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger, a group tasked with providing “policy recommendations to Congress and the USDA Secretary to more effectively use existing programs and funds of the Department of Agriculture to combat domestic hunger and food insecurity.” The commission recently released a report on their findings and recommendations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.05.16

Patriarch Sako on Christian Persecution: ‘Is This Not a Crime Against Humanity?’ Pravmir “In one night, 120,000 Christians left their homes just with their clothes and have been living in camps for one and a half years. Continue Reading...