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

Lessons of the Flint Water Crisis

“As all the media attention attests, the sad story of Flint is not limited to itself,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “The entitlement mentality is like a drug ruining not just American cities but spreading to the country as a whole. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.03.16

How School Choice Could Improve Life for Teachers Mary Clare Reim, The Daily Signal While it’s often easy to see the success school choice programs have on students, what’s often missing from this conversation is the acknowledgment that teachers are also empowered by school choice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.02.16

Political Action and the Primacy of the Good Daniel J. Mahoney, City Journal The theological-political reflection of Pierre Manent. The Rise Of The ‘God Gap’ Anne Pluta, FiveThirtyEight The best predictor of vote choice, according to work by political scientists Robert Putnam of Harvard and David Campbell of Notre Dame, is religiosity, not religious affiliation; Putnam and Campbell call it the “God gap.” Don’t be fooled: Iowa evangelicals of media fame do not represent the nation’s evangelicals Collin Hansen, Washington Post Another four years have passed. Continue Reading...

This is No Time to Panic

Today is the official start of the primary season, which which means it’s also the time when many people officially shift into political panic mode. A lot of us are in a panic, fearing that Western civilization — or at least America’s future — is at stake and that something must be done quickly to avert disaster. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About the Iowa Caucus

Tonight the nominating process for the U.S. presidential elections officially begins when voters in Iowa meet for the caucuses. Here are five facts you should know about what has, since 1972, been the first electoral event of each election season: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.01.16

How to make free trade really work Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week As a conservative, I’ve always been a huge believer in free trade. I still am, but the truth is that the protectionists have some things right. Continue Reading...

Where Do Good and Evil Come From?

Where do good and evil come from? Some possibilities that have been proposed include evolution, reason, conscience, human nature, and utilitarianism. But as Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft explains in the video below, none of these can be a source of objective morality. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.29.16

Why Bernie Sanders doesn’t participate in organized religion Frances Stead Sellers and John Wagner, Washington Post “I think everyone believes in God in their own ways,” he said. “To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together.” How to Make Liberal Democracy Safe for Religion Terence Sweeney, First Things Contemporary liberal philosophy is unable to respond to theological challenges because it cannot account for religious people who are actually religious. Continue Reading...