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 05.15.19

Were the First Christians Socialists? Kevin DeYoung, TGC Despite the initial plausibility of a socialist reading of Acts, there are at least two realities that make the sharing in the early church very different from socialism and especially communism. Continue Reading...

An introduction to fiscal policy

Note: This is post #122 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What is fiscal policy? As economist Tyler Cowen explains, the simple answer is that it’s a government’s policies on taxes, spending, and borrowing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.14.19

Parents Need Villages, Not Just Public Policies Gracy Olmstead, Christianity Today American families are floundering for support. The church is a great place to start. Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment. Continue Reading...

How people view religion’s role in their countries

Across 27 countries surveyed, more people think religion plays a less important role than a more important role compared with 20 years ago, notes a new report from Pew Research. But around the world, more people also favor an increased role for religion in their country than oppose it. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.13.19

Why the “American Dream” isn’t the goal of poverty alleviation Brian Fikkert, ERLC This American Dream of self-fulfillment is the wrong story, for both poor people and ourselves. Celebrate entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week Elaine Parker, Orange County Register According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States—which employ nearly 60 million people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.10.19

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy Adam Michel, The Daily Signal It’s hard to escape the good economic news these days. Russell Kirk, a Conservative Guide for Our Times Matthew Continetti, National Review If the mission of conservatism is cultural rather than political, if its task is to preserve and where possible rediscover the masterworks, ideas, values, and ways of Western civilization, then Kirk offers guidance. Continue Reading...

Educational choice is a social justice issue

Note: This article is part of the ‘Principles Project,’ a list of principles, axioms, and beliefs that undergird a Christian view of economics, liberty, and virtue. Click here to read the introduction and other posts in this series. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.09.19

We Cannot Be Both Christians and Marxists Jason Morgan, Public Discourse Terry Eagleton attempts to offer us a gentle revolution, a soft “transition” from Catholicism to Marxism. This is as theoretically and theologically impossible as it is historically unprecedented. Continue Reading...