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

History Shows Freedom Drives a Car

If you want to improve the material conditions of the poor and working classes, what is the one economic metric you should consider most important? For progressives the answer is income inequality, since a wide disparity between the incomes of the rich and poor is considered by them to be an obvious sign of injustice and a justification for using the force of the government to redistribute wealth. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.23.13

The Modern State Causes the Problems it Pretends to Fix Anthony Esolen, Crisis Pope Leo XIII affirms that a well governed State will promote the material and moral prosperity of its citizens, will honor private property and free association, and will protect the poor from abuse or depredation by the rich. Continue Reading...

Christians and the Debt Limit Charade

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past few months you’ve surely heard of the debt limit crisis. But if you’re still unclear on what it’s all about, this video provides a brief, helpful explanation. Continue Reading...

Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?

At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.22.13

Reduce poverty by promoting schools, families William J. Bennett, CNN Often forgotten in our national political discourse are those who need our attention the most: the poor. On the Necessity of Theological Courage in the Public Square Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker, First Things On the subject of religious controversy, 2013 started off with a bang, not a whimper. Continue Reading...

MLK Day Recommendations

While The civil rights movement was led by Christians, it is easy to forget how many believers—particularly in the South—did not support the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day set aside to honor the civil rights leader we should read his best work, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, and reflect on how his words are applicable to us today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.21.13

3 Ways Christians Can Disagree About What to Do About Poverty Politically Derek Rishmawy, Reformedish I’m not arguing for a particular political policy or party, or against a particular policy or party, despite what this may look like. Continue Reading...

Dick DeVos on Michigan’s New Right-to-Work Law

The Heritage Foundation recently interviewed Michigan businessman and entrepreneur Dick DeVos, a former candidate for governor, about how Michigan was able to pass their Right-to-Work law and what lessons conservatives can take away from the victory as they make the case for freedom. Continue Reading...

We Should Affirm All Callings—Even Pastoral Ones

The winter issue of Leadership Journal is on vocation and callings. In the lead editorial, managing editor Drew Dyck reminds us that while it’s important to affirm the calling of lawyers, journalists, and plumbers, we need to remember that being a pastor is a calling too: I applaud this move toward a more holistic understanding of vocation. Continue Reading...