By: Danny Chisholm The level of discourse in our country has deteriorated to toxic levels. Pastors, ministers, rectors and clergy of all denominations (or lack thereof) must take responsibility for setting a positive tone of civility in our nation.
By: Danny Chisholm Even though some churches have political or theological litmus tests, we should always appreciate our unity in diversity. We can sit in the same pews and worship the same God even if we have different views.
By: Danny Chisholm University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, has been directly involved in helping people escape "the debt trap" created by payday and title loan companies. Here's how your church can help too.
By: Danny Chisholm As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, it's more vital than ever for Muslims and Christians in the U.S. to work together. We can unite to improve our communities without compromising our religious views.
By: Danny Chisholm Many churches are not uniform when it comes to political views. We are a tapestry of different political, social and theological positions. This political season, we must reaffirm what unifies us amid diverse views.
By: Danny Chisholm Churches with differing doctrines can come together to support reforms to the payday loan industry so poor people aren't forced into financial slavery over loans of less than $1,000.
By: Danny Chisholm Ministers create inherent dangers when they endorse presidential candidates. It sets ministers up for disappointment, confuses and alienates laity and exaggerates pastors' influence.
By: Danny Chisholm More than 20,000 payday and car title loan stores operate in our country. Many keep borrowers in a perpetual cycle of crushing debt. How will your church stand against predatory lenders?
By: Danny Chisholm The actions of Jared Fogle and Josh Duggar are inexcusable and harmful. Their actions should give us pause to examine our own lives, knowing forgiveness and restoration are available through Christ.
By: Danny Chisholm Tom Schweich, a 54-year-old Missouri Republican, took his life after enduring political and personal attacks when he sought higher office. Vitriol and hateful speech manifest themselves in many places, including church.
By: Danny Chisholm Houston has subpoenaed five pastors who opposed a change to an anti-discrimination ordinance. While churches shouldn't endorse candidates, they can speak out on moral and ethical issues.
By: Danny Chisholm Preaching on financial giving may not be every pastor's favorite sermon topic, but it's important for the family of faith. What we give financially impacts the lives of others, and no one else can give for us.
A recent front-page article in "The Wall Street Journal" introduced pastors who use the sermons of other ministers. A photo of Ed Young Jr. was sketched to the side, with information that this pastor sells his sermons for $10 apiece from a Web site.