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 01.04.19

Catholic social teaching held up in efforts to overcome polarization Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Pope Francis’s repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.03.19

What If My Work Isn’t My Passion? Missy Wallace, TGC What I’m most passionate about doesn’t pay well. Is it okay to have a less exciting “day job” that pays the bills and allows me to pursue my passions as a side gig (that may turn into more eventually)? Continue Reading...

5 Good news stories from 2018 you might have missed

From mass shootings to terrorist attacks, political incompetence to racial unrest, there has been no shortage of bad news stories in 2018. Death, destruction, and divisiveness tend to dominate the news cycle leading us to despair over the direction our world is headed. Continue Reading...

Top 10 PowerBlog posts for 2018

As we come near to the end of another year, we want to thank readers of PowerBlog for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts over the past twelve months. If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top ten most popular posts for 2018. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.28.18

10 Critical Religious Liberty Cases Coming in 2019 Joe Carter, TGC Although the new year is still a few days away, ADF is already preparing to defend a number of important legal challenges to freedom of religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.27.18

Repeal of tax on churches appears to fail in Congress Tom Strode, Baptist Press The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday (Dec. 20) to reverse a year-old law that calls for churches to file tax returns for the first time in American history, but it appears unlikely the effort will go any further in this Congress. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about the 2018 partial government shutdown

What just happened? On Friday the federal government entered a partial shutdown after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill that includes border wall funding. President Trump refuses to sign any additional funding that does not include $5.1 billion in additional money to pay for an extension of the border wall, allowing him to fulfill his primary campaign promise. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Christmas

Christmas is the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world. Here are five facts you should know about the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus: 1. No one knows what day or month Jesus was born (though some scholars speculate that it was in September). Continue Reading...