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Adieu and thank you, Joe Carter

For nearly eight years, Senior Editor Joe Carter has been a mainstay of the PowerBlog. Not only have readers come to expect his daily PowerLinks but Joe’s numerous contributions (let’s enumerate: 4,400 posts!) on just about every topic we tackle here have been unfailingly helpful. Joe truly understands Acton’s “markets and morality” way of looking at the world and gave readers concrete ways of understanding often difficult concepts from economics, theology, social science and politics.

On Sept. 6, Joe will post his last entry to the PowerBlog. He is leaving to take a pastoral position at McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia, where he’ll focus on discipleship and outreach. Previously, Joe helped to plant Grace Hill Church in Herndon, Virginia, where he served as an elder.

Joe Carter

In addition to serving as Senior Editor here, Joe, who recently turned 50, was an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator and the author of the NIV Lifehacks Bible: Practical Tools for Successful Spiritual Habits.

On behalf of the Acton Institute — and as a personal thank you from a fellow editor — I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to Joe Carter. May God bless your ministry, Joe!

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John Couretas

is a writer and editor based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.