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When Churches Appreciate Their Unity in Diversity
When Churches Appreciate Their Unity in Diversity

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.

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8 Ways Your Church Can Help Folks Escape Debt Trap
8 Ways Your Church Can Help Folks Escape Debt Trap

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.

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How You Can Recover the Lost Art of Being Thankful
How You Can Recover the Lost Art of Being Thankful

By: Danny Chisholm
As Thanksgiving arrives, we might realize that our divisions and wounds have a long way to heal. Let's recall: Gratitude is the path to grace.

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Uniting to Work Together - 15 Years Later
Uniting to Work Together - 15 Years Later

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.

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Reaffirming Church Unity Amid Diverse Political Views
Reaffirming Church Unity Amid Diverse Political 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.

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Reforms to Payday Loan Industry Deserve Church Support
Reforms to Payday Loan Industry Deserve Church Support

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.

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Observing Lent: A Season to Bury the Alleluia
Observing Lent: A Season to Bury the Alleluia

By: Danny Chisholm
Few Southern Baptist churches spend time reflecting on Lent. We prefer to fast-forward to Easter. Lent is a season that allows us to acknowledge our disappointments and pain.

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The Dangers When Ministers Endorse Presidential Hopefuls
The Dangers When Ministers Endorse Presidential Hopefuls

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.

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How Will Your Church Stand Against Predatory Lenders?
How Will Your Church Stand Against Predatory Lenders?

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?

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Josh Duggar, Jared Fogle and the Valley of Trouble
Josh Duggar, Jared Fogle and the Valley of Trouble

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.

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Charleston Church Shows What Forgiveness Looks Like
Charleston Church Shows What Forgiveness Looks Like

By: Danny Chisholm
Members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church taught us a lesson in forgiveness. The world needs to know there is an alternative to violence. And it isn't more violence.

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Why Pastors Must Accept and Live Within Their Limits
Why Pastors Must Accept and Live Within Their Limits

By: Danny Chisholm
Speed limit signs remind us of our limitations. One of the most difficult aspects of being a church minister is realizing that you have limits and must live within them.

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Killing Others with Our Hate-filled Words
Killing Others with Our Hate-filled Words
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.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Danny Chisholm
Profiles in Goodwill: Danny Chisholm

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Growing up in Louisiana, Danny Chisholm, senior pastor of University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Subpoenaing Sermons: Houston, We Have Another Problem
Subpoenaing Sermons: Houston, We Have Another Problem
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.
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Sterling's Words Remind Us That Speech Has Consequences
Sterling's Words Remind Us That Speech Has Consequences
By: Danny Chisholm
We have the freedom to say whatever is on our minds, but this does not grant us the freedom from the consequences of those opinions. Just ask Donald Sterling.
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It's Not Just What You Give to Church but Why
It's Not Just What You Give to Church but Why
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.
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Let's Remember Those Persecuted for Christ's Sake
Let's Remember Those Persecuted for Christ's Sake
U.S. Christians typically don't appreciate the religious freedom we enjoy. While we celebrated Christmas openly, many Christians around the world had to observe the day in secret.
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Blaming Church Becomes Default Position for Many
Blaming Church Becomes Default Position for Many
Condemning the church may be fashionable for many, but let's acknowledge it's filled with imperfect people seeking to get better at how we relate to others and the world around us.
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Buying Sermons Short-Changes Congregations
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.
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