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

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...

PowerLinks – 02.14.13

The Least of These Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse Our government has failed to admit that its own selfishness is the root of many societal problems it has tried to address. Is There a Place for Liberal Arts in Business? Continue Reading...

The Minimum Wage Workforce Myth

During his recent State of the Union address, President Obama argued for increasing the federal minimum wage: Even with the tax relief we put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. Continue Reading...

Why is the State of the Union Always ‘Strong’?

Near the beginning of his State of the Union address last night, President Obama said, “. . . and we can say with renewed confidence that the State of our Union is stronger.” If you were surprised to hear that the union is “strong” then this was probably the first time you’ve heard a State of the Union address. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.13.13

Pope Benedict (Cardinal Ratzinger) on the Gospel’s call to justice Michael Scaperlanda, Mirror of Justice My only personal encounter with Joseph Ratzinger was a few weeks before his election as Pope, when he celebrated Mass at St. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg on C-SPAN

Earlier this week at the Heritage Foundation, Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg argued that if our elected leaders don’t find the courage to reform the economy and government spending soon, the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.12.13

An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI Russell D. Moore, Moore to the Point With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this morning, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. Continue Reading...

Resource Page on Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Today Pope Benedict XVI issued a statement that he was renouncing his ministry as the Bishop of Rome, effectively abdicating as of February 28, 2013. The Acton Institute has created a resource page that will provide news and analysis of this historic event, and the election of a new pope. Continue Reading...