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 – 02.11.13

Full Text of Pope’s Declaration on his Resignation Vatican Radio Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Continue Reading...

How a Democratic Education Reformer Became a Supporter of School Vouchers

Michelle Rhee isn’t afraid of controversy. In 2007 she took the job of chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, one of the worst districts in the country. Given a free hand by the city’s mayor, she instituted a number of reforms that, while modest and sensible (accountability, standardized testing), were considered “radical” by many residents of D.C. Continue Reading...

Economics Has Consequences

In this abridged version of the video series Economics for Everybody, R.C Sproul Jr. explains why it’s important for Christians to understand economics. Economics Has Consequences pulls together some of the key aspects of the original series into one film, including introductions to such basic principles of economics as stewardship, civil government, work, wealth, and entrepreneurism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.08.13

Deciding Who Gets Religious Freedom: The Latest HHS “Accommodation” Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse In the latest proposed version of the HHS mandate, the government presumes to say which employers get religious freedom and how much they get, but all religious employers are obligated to live out their beliefs and should have the freedom to do so. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.07.13

The Myth of the Zero Sum Game Jay Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Myth #3: The Zero Sum Game Myth – believing that trade requires a winner and a loser. Continue Reading...

The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, says Pat Fagan, so it’s no wonder that they produce the best results—including economic and political ones—when they cooperate: Besides marriage, the other foundational institution that fosters human flourishing is religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.06.13

5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month Jemar Tisby, Reformed African American Network While not everyone agrees Black History Month is a good thing, here are several reasons why I think it’s appropriate to celebrate this occasion. Continue Reading...