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 – 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...

PowerLinks – 01.28.13

Big Idea: Give People on Welfare Lottery Tickets Peter Lawler, Big Think Studies show there’s a strong correlation between being poor and playing the lottery big. Prosperous and educated people—sensible folks like you and me—don’t play the lottery much at all. Continue Reading...

Why State Governments Should Issue Lottery Tickets to People on Welfare

In a prime example of how irony is lost on politicians, lawmakers in North Carolina are proposing to prohibit people receiving welfare from playing in the lottery. Perhaps the legislators aren’t aware of what state lotteries are, in effect if not intent, designed to do: redistribute the income of mostly poor Americans to a handful of other citizens—and to the state’s coffers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.25.13

Canary in the Coal Mine: Mounting Religious Restrictions in Europe Roger Trigg, Religious Freedom Project On January 15, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights issued judgments on four cases of great significance for the cause of religious freedom. Continue Reading...