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

Samuel Gregg: Islam and the Closing of the Secular Mind

Writing in the American Spectator, Acton’s Director of Research Samuel Gregg says the “enlightened” Western mind can no longer think seriously or coherently about religion: Given the decidedly strange response of the Obama Administration and much of the Western commentariat to the violence sweeping the Islamic world, one temptation is to view their reaction as simple incomprehension in the face of the severe unreason that leads some people to riot and kill in a religion’s name. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 09.19.12

Religious Freedom vs. Exclusive Humanism The Catholic Church asks—and, if circumstances require, the Church demands—two things of any political community and any society. Obama makes ‘unwavering’ pledge to protect religious liberty in new video Alicia M. Continue Reading...

Ray Nothstine on Relevant Radio

Ray Nothstine, Associate Editor at the Acton Institute and Managing Editor of Religion & Liberty, appeared on Relevant Radio’s “On Call” today to discuss political messianism, Calvin Coolidge, and school choice. Continue Reading...

European Cities Propose Taxing Catholic Church

Financially strapped politicians in Europe think they may have found a way to tap into a new source of revenue: tax the Catholic Church. Rubio, a city council member in Alcala, is leading an effort to impose a tax on all church property used for non-religious purposes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 09.18.12

Pope Makes Plea for Religious Freedom Kareem Fahim, New York Times Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday implored young Christians not to emigrate from Lebanon, saying they were “meant to be protagonists” as the country moved forward, and urging them to forge closer bonds with Muslim youth. Continue Reading...

Reformational Populism and the Eurozone Crisis

In his essay on the eurozone crisis Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves claims there is a misunderstanding about the nature of criticism by “populists”: That I submit is a problem, a serious problem and a threat to Europe we have only begun to realize. Continue Reading...

Biblical Stewardship and Open Biola

Biola University has recently launched Open Biola, an extensive online collection of free educational content created and curated by the school. The program already includes a large offering of resources on business and economics, including a lecture by Acton’s Director of Programs and International, Stephen Grabill. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 09.17.12

10 Steps to Save the Constitution Julia Shaw, The Foundry Much like the document itself, Constitution Day doesn’t get the fanfare it deserves. But let’s not allow the day to go unobserved this year. Continue Reading...

The Fat Tax and Government’s Morality Substitute

Public health officials estimate that Americans consume an average of 40 gallons of sugary soda per person per year. But now thanks to the tireless efforts of Michael Bloomberg, NYC’s Mayor and Nanny-in-Chief, the average New Yorker will now only consume 39.2 gallons of sugary soda per person per year.* On Thursday, New York City passed the first U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 09.14.12

Defending the Dream: Why Income Inequality Doesn’t Threaten Opportunity David Azerrad and Rea Hederman, Jr., Heritage Foundation Those who focus on income inequality have embraced a very different American Dream from the one that is familiar to most Americans. Continue Reading...