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 – 02.19.13

Rick Warren’s Shadow SOTU Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review An Evangelical pastor keeps religious liberty on the agenda. Benedict’s Coming Revolution Over State-Funded Catholic Charity Christopher Manion, Crisis It is no accident that, in the past fifty years, countless Catholic institutions have diluted, ignored, or even defied Catholic teaching, as the amount of government funding they receive has steadily increased. Continue Reading...

George Washington’s Example on Religious Liberty

For George Washington’s birthday, Julia Shaw reminds us that the indispensable man of the American Founding was also an important champion of religious liberty: All Presidents can learn from Washington’s leadership in foreign policy, in upholding the rule of law, and—especially now—in the importance of religion and religious liberty. Continue Reading...

Conscious Capitalism and the Higher Purpose of Business

In 1978, John Mackey was 25-year-old college dropout who believed that democratic socialism was a more “just” economic system than democratic capitalism. But his views soon changed after he and his girlfriend borrowed $45,000 from family and friends to open a small vegetarian grocery store in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.18.13

The End of a Catholic Moment Ross Douthat, New York Times The collapse in the church’s reputation has coincided with a substantial loss of Catholic influence in American political debates. Pastor, Teach Your Businessperson to Be a Vine Worker Sebastian Traeger, 9Marks Blog My guess is, the longer you pastor businesspeople, or the longer you’re a businessperson in a church, the more likely you’ll experience something similar to one of these two scenes. Continue Reading...

Would Hayek Have Supported Obamacare?

“You can be for markets without being against redistribution,” says Erik Angner, a philosophy professor at George Mason University. Angner argues that the Nobel-winning economist Friedrich Hayek offers an alternative to contemporary liberals and leftists on the one hand and conservatives and libertarians on the other. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.15.13

How America Can Avoid Becoming Europe Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenicism The slide of western societies, first European societies and now the United States, towards a culture of entitlement, dependence, collectivism, and secularism was the topic of a presentation of Dr. Continue Reading...

Pope Benedict and the New Evangelization

Over on the Huffington Post, Andreas Widmer, Acton’s Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship, suggests that Pope Benedict completed the work of John Paul and then laid the groundwork for the New Evangelization but recognized that that project should be headed by someone else: Before we move on, we need to stop and reflect on what just happened — not just in the past seven years, but the last 70 years. Continue Reading...