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

Dick DeVos on Michigan’s New Right-to-Work Law

The Heritage Foundation recently interviewed Michigan businessman and entrepreneur Dick DeVos, a former candidate for governor, about how Michigan was able to pass their Right-to-Work law and what lessons conservatives can take away from the victory as they make the case for freedom. Continue Reading...

We Should Affirm All Callings—Even Pastoral Ones

The winter issue of Leadership Journal is on vocation and callings. In the lead editorial, managing editor Drew Dyck reminds us that while it’s important to affirm the calling of lawyers, journalists, and plumbers, we need to remember that being a pastor is a calling too: I applaud this move toward a more holistic understanding of vocation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.18.13

Gleaning – A Guide to Christian Charity? Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics There are several important points wrapped up in the practice of gleaning which are significantly different than how assistance for the poor is often conducted today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.17.13

Vatican official: Armstrong’s misdeeds reflect ‘rotten’ cycling world Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service “It’s a world that is rotten, all of cycling, even soccer,” said Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca Alameda, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture’s “Culture and Sport” section. Continue Reading...

Does the Work of Truck Drivers Matter to God?

Don’t believe the vocational lie, says Paul Rude, for God has imbued your mundane work with immense dignity and significance: The interview playing over my car radio was standard fare. The host of a Christian program was interviewing a wildly popular contemporary Christian music star—little more than background noise as I drove down the highway. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.16.13

Integral Human Development and Subsidiarity: A Closer Look Matthea Brandenburg, PovertyCure In pondering ways to address the complicated issue of poverty and reach out to those less fortunate, it can be beneficial to look to those already deeply involved in the poverty alleviation process. Continue Reading...

How to Develop a Christian Mind in Business School (Part IV)

Note: This is the fourth in a series on developing a Christian mind in business school. You can find the intro and links to all previous posts here. As I mentioned in the last post, when in this series I talk about developing a Christian mind in b-school I’m referring primarily to learning how to think Christianly about things as they are symbolized, things as they are known, and things as they are communicated. Continue Reading...

Vatican II and Religious Liberty

Of all the documents that came out of the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council, Dignitatis Humanae (Declaration on Religious Liberty) was, says Omar F.A. Gutierrez, the most revised, debated, and controversial. Continue Reading...