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 07.15.19

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years: UN The Hindu India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said. Continue Reading...

Can summer jobs reduce violent crime?

Several decades of social science has shown a correlation between joblessness among disadvantaged youth and violent crime. While remediation has not been shown to lead to prevention, there is some evidence that summer jobs can. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.19

Building A Culture of Religious Freedom Charles J. Chaput, Public Discourse If we believe in an afterlife where we’re held accountable for our actions, then that belief has very practical implications for our choices in this world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.19

3 Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Work Jeremy Treat, TGC One way to avoid the sacred/secular divide is to remember that “Christian” works better as a noun than as an adjective. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.19

Adam Smith’s Refreshing Idea of Justice Vernon Smith, Wall Street Journal His definition attempts to minimize harm while maximizing freedom. Religious freedom is basis of all other freedoms in U.S., cardinal says Marie Mischel, Catholic News Service The nation’s Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Continue Reading...

How fiscal policy can lead to ‘crowding out’

Note: This is post #128 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Effective fiscal policy has to be timely, targeted, and temporary. But how the central bank, businesses, and consumers respond to fiscal policy also plays a role in how effective it is, says economist Alex Tabarrok. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.09.19

Why Pastors Should Engage Abraham Kuyper William Edgar, Credo Three realms where Kuyper’s burdens ought to challenge the contemporary pastor are the church, education, and politics. What Is True Liberty? Gene Edward Veith, Ligonier Ministries Today many of us assume that freedom means getting to do whatever we want. Continue Reading...

Lessons in logic from ‘Seinfeld’

Last week marked the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of the megahit TV show Seinfeld. During its reign the series was often described as “a show about nothing.” But in reality it was a show about a lot of things, including logic and truth. Continue Reading...