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 01.22.19

I ‘Left’ the Global Poor to Serve the Global Poor Greg Phelan, TGC To serve the poor, we need experts in poverty intervention. But that’s not all we need. Four Facts About the Economic Well-Being of Black Men in America Institute for Family Studies Black men who frequently attended church services at a young age are more likely to reach the middle class or higher in their fifties. 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 01.21.19

Religious liberty and education: An update on the Wunderlich family Casey B. Hough, ERLC In recent years, the Wunderlich family has moved throughout Europe in search of the freedom to educate their children in the context of their home per their religious convictions. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on the cardinal virtues

Christian thinkers have divided virtue into seven categories: four Cardinal virtues—which all civilized people recognize—and three Theological virtues—which, as a rule, only Christians know about. In this video, which illustrates a section of Mere Christianity, Lewis looks at the four Cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.18.19

Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: John C. Bogle on capitalism, values, and virtue

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, died yesterday at the age of 89. Bogle popularized the practice of indexing, the practice of structuring an investment portfolio to mirror the performance of a market yardstick, like the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.19

Crony capitalism responsible for socialism’s new popularity Matthew D. Mitchell, Detroit News Because of crony capitalism, socialism has begun sounding more rational to voters. Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.19

California has a new plan to give a monthly check to low-income residents Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company In his proposed budget for the state, California’s new governor plans to dramatically increase funding for the state’s tax credit program for low-income workers, and change up the way it’s delivered so people can get support year-round. Continue Reading...

Understanding the quantity theory of money

Note: This is post #106 in a weekly video series on basic economics. The quantity theory of money states that there is a direct relationship between the quantity of money in an economy and the level of prices of goods and services sold. Continue Reading...