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 08.23.19

Why the Physical Earth Matters to God Ian K. Smith, Crossway In our prayers at church, how often do we give thanks for those who labor in the mundane jobs that keep society going? Continue Reading...

Wisconsin Democrats want to hear your confession

In Wisconsin, Democratic state legislators are proposing the Clergy Mandatory Reporter Act (CMRA), which would require “that members of the clergy report any instances of child abuse, including sexual abuse, ending the loophole of unjust cover-ups and misreporting currently occurring in our state.” “As an Orthodox priest,” says Rev. Continue Reading...

The most dangerous countries to be a Christian

Today is the first observance of the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.” The observance, as Alliance Defending Freedom notes, is considered by human rights experts to be an important step towards the prevention of religious persecution in the future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.19

The Problem of Immoral Choices in the Marketplace Murray N. Rothbard, Mises Wire Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete totalitarian dictation over all choices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.21.19

Edmund Burke, Free Marketeer Kai Weiss, The American Conservative Big-government conservatives should try actually reading him before they claim him as their own. Two Big Ways American Consumers Benefit from Trade With China Art Carden, FEE In a recent study, economists Liang Bai and Sebastian Stumpner analyze price data from the Nielsen Homescan panel to estimate the effects of trade with China on American consumers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.20.19

Currency and the Common Good Peter J. Leithart, First Things In Christianity, profit doesn’t shatter a closed cosmos because the cosmos was never closed to begin with. The High Cost of Occupational Licensing Antony Sammeroff, Mises Institute Many policies can end up having the opposite effect from what is intended. Continue Reading...

Has the purpose of corporations changed?

In his influential 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom economist Milton Friedman promoted the position of shareholder primacy by declaring that a corporation has no real “social responsibility” to the public, since its only concern is to increase profits for the shareholders. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.19.19

Should Environmental Concerns Be a Major Priority for a Christian Business Owner? Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today Experts weigh in from the Lausanne Movement’s Global Workplace Forum. How One Entrepreneur Is Waging War on Poverty in Africa Brittany Hunter, FEE For Senegalese-born Magatte Wade, her passion for business is driven by her desire to demonstrate firsthand the role entrepreneurship plays in creating prosperity. Continue Reading...