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 02.21.19

Must the president be a moral leader? Michael Blake, The Conversation If someone is good at the difficult job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well? What Would the Impartial Spectator Do? Continue Reading...

A legal test for the Bladensburg Peace Cross

“The challenge … presents the possibility for hope and for worry with regard to the future of religion in American public life,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary. In 1919 the political landscape of Europe had been drastically rearranged, the United States had emerged from relative isolation onto the world scene, and the western world was in shock at the unprecedented scale of the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.20.19

Cuba’s proposed constitution cuts religious freedom Diana Chandler, Baptist Press Cuban pastors are resisting pressure to support a Feb. 24 constitutional referendum that further limits religious freedoms in the Communist nation, international religious liberty advocates said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.19.19

Covetousness and Inequality James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty Once we indulge the taste to take away simply because others have, there is no end but desolation. 10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism Bruce Ashford Here are ten books I recommend for people who wish to understand the idolatrous nature of Marxism and its corrosive effects on individuals and societies. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.18.19

Five Steps to Developing a Christian View on Economics Elise Daniel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Mathematical data can be very helpful in economic analysis, but you don’t need to be a math whiz to understand economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.15.19

Helping the Poor Versus Reducing Inequality Mike Rappaport, Law and Liberty It is not income equality, but making the poor well off that is an important value for government policy. Don’t Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family Ryan McMaken, Mises Wire A common myth about capitalism — and its associated ideology, (classical) liberalism — is that capitalism and liberalism somehow “force” people to prefer consumption and profit maximization above all other value systems. Continue Reading...