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 – 02.01.13

School Choice: Key to Improving Hispanic High School Graduation Rate Israel Ortega, The Foundry The problems with American education are especially pronounced among Hispanics: Latino students lag behind white peers in high school graduation rates across the country. Continue Reading...

Obama’s Most Fowl Double Standard

In the 1880s America’s most flighty fad was fowl-bedecked fashion. “Trendy bonnets were piled high with feathers, birds, fruit, flowers, furs, even mice and small reptiles,” writes Jennifer Price, “Birds were by far the most popular accessory: Women sported egret plumes, owl heads, sparrow wings, and whole hummingbirds; a single hat could feature all that, plus four or five warblers.” The result was the killing of millions of birds, including many exotic and rare species. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.31.13

Right Is the New Left Joy Pullman, Values & Capitalism Father Robert Sirico, a leader in “morality of capitalism” public arguments, recently spoke at my alma mater, Hillsdale College, on how to think about social justice. Continue Reading...

Crisis and Constitution: Hitler’s Rise to Power

In March 1933, through various political maneuvers, Adolf Hitler successfully suppressed Communist, Socialist, and Catholic opposition to a proposed “Enabling Act,” which allowed him to introduce legislation without first going through parliament, thus by-passing constitutional review. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.30.13

Defending the Soup Kitchen Elise Amyx, Values & Capitalism There are a lot of irresponsible charities out there. Some create dependency, and others hurt local businesses by dumping free supplies. The Puzzle of Religious Liberty Benjamin Wiker, Catholic World Report Why the affirmation of religious liberty can lead, ironically, to its extinction at the hands of the secular state. Continue Reading...

Free Market Judaism

“Judaism loves the market economy,” says Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi for the British Orthodox synagogues. Rabbi Sacks explains how the “beautiful idea” of comparative advantage promotes peace, cooperation and tolerance among all people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.29.13

An Unrecognizable America Carson Holloway, Public Discourse If the HHS mandate is enforced, our government may provoke a schism in the American Catholic Church and will reduce faithful Catholics to second-class citizenship. Continue Reading...

The FAQs: School Choice

In honor of the third annual National School Choice Week, here are some facts you should know about school choice in America. What does “school choice” mean? The term “school choice” refers to programs that give parents the power and opportunity to choose the schools their children attend, whether public, private, parochial, or homeschool. Continue Reading...

Why Should We Work?

Why do we go to work, day after day, year after year for most of our lives? Sure, we most of us have to “make a living?” But is that our only motivation? Continue Reading...