Articles By: Joe Carter

Joe Carter founded Evangelical Outpost in 2005. He is the web editor for First Things and an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. A fifteen-year Marine Corps veteran, he previously served as the managing editor for the online magazine Culture11 and The East Texas Tribune. Joe has also served as the Director of Research and Rapid Response for the Mike Huckabee for President campaign and as a director of communications for both the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and Family Research Council. He is the co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicaton.

The New Evangelical Outpost

In the very first post on EO—in October 2003—I noted that the inspiration for this blog was Hugh Hewitt’s book, In, But Not Of: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World. At the time I wrote: This blog was inspired by #32 (Start and maintain your own Web log (blog))....
May 13th, 2009 | Blogging, Other | Read More

Joe Carter’s Commonplace

I hope the new team will forgive me for jumping in, but I want to promote my new tumbleblogging venture, Joe Carter’s Commonplace. Since I do most of my long-form writing a Culture11, I needed a place to post 33 Things-type material. I update it daily so please stop by and check in often. (Not...
December 16th, 2008 | Blogging | Read More

Thirty Three Things Returns

My weekly Thirty Three Things post has returned as a regular article at Culture11. You’ll be able to find the latest TTT on C11’s home page every Tuesday. Thanks to all the loyal readers who encouraged me to bring it back. ‘
September 16th, 2008 | Other | Read More

Culture11 and the Future of EO

A long time ago I learned that it was vanity to apologize for not blogging. As one longtime blogger famously said, “I hate to be the one to tell you … but we will survive. Really. With support of my family, I think I will be able to get by the next day or two without an update from ‘” Still,...
September 1st, 2008 | Blogging | Read More


Changes coming…stay tuned. ‘
August 4th, 2008 | Other | Read More

Thirty Three Things (v. 70)

1. How the digital age is destroying us by ruining our ability to concentrate Chronic distraction, from which we all now suffer, kills you more slowly. Meyer says there is evidence that people in chronically distracted jobs are, in early middle age, appearing with the same symptoms of burn-out as air...
July 28th, 2008 | Thirty Three Things | Read More

100 Most Overrated/Underrated Films

[Note: I’m taking a brief vacation. Regular blogging will resume on July 21.] “That movie was totally overrated. Now if you want to see a really worthwhile flick you should see…” Because film buffs like me say this type of thing all the time so I thought it would be a worthwhile...
July 14th, 2008 | Other | Read More

The Very Persistent Illusion:
Absurd and Amusing Rationalizations About Free Will

[Note: I’m taking a brief vacation. Regular blogging will resume on July 21.] Last year while discussing bioethics with fellow blogger Jim Smalls, I expressed my disgust and dismay about ethicist Peter Singer. How could anyone with his intellect, I wondered, hold such bizarre and ridiculous beliefs?...
July 8th, 2008 | Philosophy | Read More

Thirty Three Things (v. 69)

1. God Is Not Dead Yet — How current philosophers argue for his existence. °°°°°° 2. William F. Vallicella on God in the Declaration of Independence By my count, there are four references to God in the Declaration of Independence. In the initial paragraph, we find the phrase “…Laws...
July 7th, 2008 | Thirty Three Things | Read More

Do Tummy Aches Disprove God?

My tummy hurts. Ergo, there is no god. This argument may be absurd but it is not intended as a reductio ad absurdum. Although a very simplistic form, this enthymeme encapsulates one of the primary atheological arguments — the argument from evil. The structure of the argument becomes more obvious...
July 1st, 2008 | Apologetics, Worldviews | Read More
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