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6 Suggestions to Help You Engage in Social Justice

By: Mitch Randall
Christians are waking up to the realization that the cosmic powers of darkness are working against the very people Jesus came to liberate and empower. These 6 practices will help you stand firm.

BCE's Roadmap for 2018: Inform, Inspire, Empower

By: Mitch Randall
As the world seems to grow darker from hatred, bigotry, war, violence, disease and more, BCE and seek to offer an ember of truth. Join us in 2018 as we inform, inspire and empower.

The 'Moore Effect' Will Damage Credibility of Gospel

By: Mitch Randall
U.S. Christianity is quickly declining. Hypocritical actions by evangelicals in the pursuit of political victories and power are contributing to this decline. It's the "Moore Effect."

UN: Humanitarian Aid Needs Up in 2016, Funding Down

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 130 million people needed humanitarian aid assistance in 2016, which represents 5 million more people than 2015's total, a U.N. report says. Conflicts and natural disasters were the key drivers of the increase.

Gallup: Religious Giving Continues Downward Trend in '17

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Giving to religious groups declined to 52 percent of U.S. adults in 2017, Gallup says. While secular charities maintained more stable giving, the latest stats for giving to religious groups continued a 12-year trend.

Baptists of the Year: Ellen Di Giosia, First Baptist of Jefferson City

By: Cliff Vaughn
Representing the best of the Baptist tradition, Ellen Di Giosia and First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tennessee, are the Baptist Center for Ethics' pick as Baptists of the Year for 2017.

Columns on Politics
Lessons from Thomas Paine: The Destruction of Christianity

By: Lee Camp
Thomas Paine used the Bible for his critique of the political powers of his day but had no further use for it. Today, self-professed Christians use the Bible for their heedless pursuit of power.

Lessons from Thomas Paine: Our Democratic Aristocracy

By: Lee Camp
Thomas Paine delivered a devastating blow by pointing out the flaws of a monarchy. Perhaps we need a modern-day Paine to help us see the flaws of the U.S.'s out-of-touch democratic aristocracy.

Why Everyone Deserves Favorable Working Conditions

By: Chris Sanders
All people deserve just and favorable working conditions, including a fair and accurate wage, the Universal Declaration says. Yet, working conditions for the poor and middle class are continually undermined.

Columns on Baptist Life
How a 20th-Century Baptist Aids 21st-Century Churches

By: Jerrod H. Hugenot
Recalling significant Baptists from our 20th-century heritage helps us as we face similar struggles to articulate and live out the gospel in the 21st century. Walter Rauschenbusch is one such Baptist.

Amid Poverty, Egypt's Baptist Churches Growing

By: Tony Peck
Egypt's role in the story of God's people is both a place of freedom from oppression and a place of refuge from persecution. Amid poverty and many other challenges, Baptist churches in Egypt are growing.

Our Hunger for Education: Who Does It Look Like?

By: Suzii Paynter
God created us with a hunger to learn. Our universal condition as learning beings makes education a central article in any declaration of rights. And Baptists have made education their mission and ministry.

Columns on Church and Theology
When Women Stand Together: #SilenceIsNotSpiritual

By: Lynne Hybels
Women around the world have been disproportionately impacted by all the great global tragedies. And women need to be disproportionately engaged in the solution. One answer: #SilenceIsNotSpiritual

For New Year, Will You Choose Life or Decay?

By: Colin Harris
As you step into the new year, you face a choice. It's a choice found repeatedly throughout Scripture: You can either make choices conducive to life or choices counterproductive to it. What's your choice?

Why God Isn't Calling You to Change the World - Part 2

By: Rupen Das
Human society will never escape the problem of the equitable distribution of the physical and cultural good, which provides for the preservation and fulfillment of human life. Yet God will bring transformation.

Columns on Culture and Media
10 Personal, Professional Goals for 2018 - More or Less

By: Barry Howard
It's a new year, a time for clean slates and new beginnings. What are your goals for 2018? Here are 10 personal and professional goals for you to target for the new year. Check out No. 6.

Why 'Evangelicals' Lag Behind on Women Leaders - Part 1

By: Beth Allison Barr
While Americans are becoming more comfortable with women in leadership roles and more understanding of the significant obstacles women face in the workplace, evangelicals lag behind.

Biculturalism Can Help Minorities in Dominant Cultures

By: Leroy Seat
Being or becoming bicultural can provide insight for living as a minority in a dominant culture. While it can cause problems for some individuals, most experience far more benefits than difficulties.

Columns on Family Matters
Are You Seeking Those Ideal Teachable Moments? Stop!

By: Christina Embree
Many people look for those teachable moments to pass wisdom to the next generation. If we only wait for those type of moments, we miss 98 percent of life. It's not a momentary action. It's a lifelong reality.

The Easiest Gift You Can Give Someone This Christmas

By: Jim Kelsey
Listening to one another's stories is a gift you can give to others this holiday season. If someone tells you the same story many times, perhaps it is because that story is important to them.

3 Ways to Help Kids Grieve Death of Loved Ones

By: Don Gordon
Dealing with death is never easy, especially when the one who dies is a child. For children who have lost someone, it's particularly upsetting. Here are 3 ways you can help them grieve.

Columns on World Religions

Movie Reviews
'Lady Bird'

By: Michael Parnell
A high school senior longs to find her own way in the coming-of-age story "Lady Bird." The writer and director creates a true-to-life portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship. (Photo: A24 Films)

'Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri'

By: Michael Parnell
A mother demands results from police, who have not found her daughter's murderer in "Three Billboards," a bold and thoroughly enjoyable dark comedy with unrepentant characters. (Photo: Fox Searchlight)

'Blade Runner 2049'

By: Michael Parnell
Sometimes, you need to view a movie more than once to truly appreciate and understand it. The visually stunning "Blade Runner 2049" is such a film. And it's a great Christmas movie. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Book Reviews
'The Disturbances' Must Reading for Pastors, Church Members

By: Nathan Finn
"The Disturbances" is an inspiring story and a sobering reminder that what happened in Nigeria in 1966 could happen again. However, the more these stories are told, the better able we are to prevent genocide.

'The Disturbances'

By: Wade Smith
"The Disturbances" offers one snapshot of the larger tribal conflict that would ultimately lead to the Biafran War in Nigeria from 1967-1970. Missionaries shared their stories of incredible courage and faith.

'The Disturbances:' Inspiration to Face Evil with Gospel of Love

By: Tara Hornbacker
Through stories of courage and survival in the face of monumental obstacles, "The Disturbances" explores the deep bonds between missionaries serving in Nigeria during a deeply troubled time.

Music Reviews
'Save the Day'
The title song opens the collection by juxtaposing elaborate pleasures with simple ones. It comes closer to rock-and-roll than any other selection on the album and grabs the attention of the listener, alerting us to the significance of the word "day," which appears at least once in ten of the twelve songs.

Religion News Service
Court Says Quebec Parents Can’t Pull Students Out of Religion Class
TORONTO (RNS) Canada's highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics and world religions.

Rick Santorum Defends Views on Obama’s Theology
WASHINGTON (RNS) Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is defending his views questioning prenatal testing and President Obama's "theology."

President Obama’s Five Most Personal Religious Statements
(RNS) In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a "phony theology" not based on the Bible.