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

Book Review: A brief primer on the ideas of Milton Friedman

The Book: Milton Friedman: A concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist by Eamonn Butler The Gist: As the subtitle suggests, this short book provides a concise overview of the ideas and influence of the late economist, Milton Friedman The Quote: “[T]he supporters of tariffs treat it as self-evident that the creation of jobs is a desirable end, in and of itself, regardless of what the persons employed do. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.19

The Economy Is about More than Money Greg Forster, Crossway The economy is not just money. It’s the complex system of choices we make about all our resources (including money), all our time, and all our standing in the eyes of others. Continue Reading...

Mass shootings and the vocation of hero

If you wonder why there are so many mass shootings in America lately you might start by asking why you don’t know the name of Leo Johnson. Seven years ago today, Johnson, the operations manager for Family Research Council (FRC) was temporarily manning the front desk at the organization’s Washington, DC headquarters when a terrorist entered with a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.15.19

Bibles Escape Trump’s Tariff Fight with China Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent. A Nation without a Chest Grayson Logue, National Review In This America: The Case for the Nation, Harvard historian Jill Lepore argues for a new kind of liberal nationalism. Continue Reading...

Trump backs off his decision to tax Bibles

Is President Trump finally beginning to understand how tariffs harm Americans? On Tuesday Trump said he was backing off his September 1 deadline for 10% tariffs on some Chinese imports. “We’re doing this for Christmas season, just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.14.19

When Limitless Relativism Meets Limitless Moralism Daniel J. Mahoney, Law and Liberty James F. Pontuso’s wonderfully accessible book on what happens when virtue and morality are severed from their grounding in nature and reason. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.13.19

There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success Brooke Medina and Doug McCullough, FEE Elizabeth Warren’s belief that government is capable of “leveling the playing field” does a disservice to the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem that free enterprise facilitates. Continue Reading...

Should Christians give cash to the homeless?

If you live or work in a city you likely pass them on the streets and sidewalks every day. Holding a sign reading “Homeless, please help” or an old coffee cup to collect spare change, the itinerant panhandlers and chronic homeless look you in the eye and ask for your money. Continue Reading...

An impartial observer of Europe’s crises

At the Catholic Herald, Samuel Gregg, research director for the Acton Institute, reviews Oliver Roy’s new book, Is Europe Christian? Is Europe Christian? A professor at Florence’s European University Institute, Roy seeks to outline what is happening in Europe vis-à-vis religion and what this means for Europe’s self-understanding. Continue Reading...