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

Christians in the New Industrial Economy

The Acton Institute recently partnered with the Christian History Institute to produce the latest issue of Christian History magazine. The issue (which you can download as a free PDF) examines the impact of automation on Europe and America and the varying responses of the church to the problems that developed. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.04.13

My Valuable, Cheap College Degree Arthur C. Brooks, New York Times I possess a 10K-B.A., which I got way back in 1994. And it was the most important intellectual and career move I ever made. Continue Reading...

So God Made Paul Harvey

Last night millions of young Super Bowl viewers were introduced to one of the most influential conservatives in modern America. And it was done with this commercial. Rush Limbaugh is often credited with the dubious honor of bringing conservative talk radio to the masses. Continue Reading...

The Plan to Save Catholic Schools

In the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan explains how Catholic Schools can combat falling enrollment while keeping standards high: I have heard from many leaders in business and finance that when a graduate from Catholic elementary and secondary schools applies for an entry-level position in their companies, the employer can be confident that the applicant will have the necessary skills to do the job. Continue Reading...

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...