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 08.12.19

Pirates, Not Puritans Titus Techera, Law and Liberty The promise of lawless freedom is partly deceptive; something beyond mere individualism is required to make a community. Ferris Bueller’s Vacation Vocation Glenn Moots, Public Discourse John Hughes’s classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, confronts current schemes of “free college” with a perennial human problem: What is God calling you to do? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.19

Mandatory National Service: A Bad Idea That Won’t Die Doug Bandow, The American Conservative Sorry Pete Buttigieg, but government conscription is unconstitutional and poorly thought through. Unalienable Rights and Religious Freedom Thomas K. Continue Reading...

The Imaginative Conservative reviews Samuel Gregg’s new book

It is a bright note of hope, set against the present daunting darkness, that shines throughout Samuel Gregg’s “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization,” both illuminating the past and shedding much-needed light on the present situation, says Carl Olson, in his recent review for The Imaginative Conservative. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.19

On Writing, Economics, and Writing About Economics David Deavel, The Imaginative Conservative Economics is one of the necessary tools that call forth the creativity and cooperation in us—aspects of our being made in the image of God. Continue Reading...

In praise of Waughian conservatism

While working on a recording together, Johnny Cash is reported to have asked Bob Dylan if he knew “Ring of Fire.” Dylan said he did and began to play it on the piano, croaking it out in typical Dylanesque fashion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.07.19

Humanitarianism and the Greatest Commandments Chandler Lasch, Real Clear Religion A love of man that denies both the image of God in him and his fallen nature turns man into a false god. Continue Reading...

What is currency manipulation?

Yesterday the Treasury Department took the unusual step of designating China a currency manipulator. Secretary Mnuchin, under the auspices of President Trump, made the change, saying, “In recent days, China has taken concrete steps to devalue its currency, while maintaining substantial foreign exchange reserves despite active use of such tools in the past.” In this video from 2017, CNBC explains what it means for a country to manipulate its currency. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.06.19

God And The Economists Jerry Bowyer, Forbes Adam Smith, the great theorist free markets, said they do not work without God Why Welfare Hasn’t Cured Poverty Genevieve Wood, The Daily Signal We’re clearly spending a lot of money, so why have we not ended poverty? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.05.19

A Christian Case for Religious Liberty Nathaniel Peters, Law and Liberty Religious liberty and freedom of conscience exist in the West because Christians developed them from the truths they held. Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism Vicki E. Continue Reading...