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Profiles in Goodwill: Ferrell Foster
Profiles in Goodwill: Ferrell Foster

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ferrell Foster is director of ethics and justice for the Baptist General Convention of Texas' Christian Life Commission.

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Why the Johnson Amendment Protects Your Church
Why the Johnson Amendment Protects Your Church

By: Ferrell Foster
The Johnson Amendment prohibits partisan political involvement by nonprofits and churches, protecting them from political manipulation. Rolling it back will harm churches and the U.S. political process.

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Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim - Even You
Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim - Even You

By: Ferrell Foster
Many patients often need relief from pain but have not always understood the long-term impact of opioids like fentanyl. The opioid crisis is real. These legal and illegal drugs are ruining lives and taking lives.

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Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain
Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain

By: Ferrell Foster
With many of the seeking relief from chronic pain, millions in the U.S. are addicted to pain-killing opioids in the U.S. Jesus called us to care for the sick, and that includes those caught up in the opioid epidemic.

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Protecting Religious Freedom for People of All Faiths
Protecting Religious Freedom for People of All Faiths

By: Ferrell Foster
All people are created equal. That's why it's important to protect the freedom for people to be different even as we insist that all persons have equal value, both before God and the law.

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White Like Me But Refusing to Love Their Neighbors
White Like Me But Refusing to Love Their Neighbors

By: Ferrell Foster
The white supremacists protesting in Charlottesville may look like me, but they are not my people; they have refused to love their neighbor as Christ instructed us. It's time more of us proclaim this difference.

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Old Wolf of Racism Appears in Alt-Right Sheep's Clothing
Old Wolf of Racism Appears in Alt-Right Sheep's Clothing

By: Ferrell Foster
The alt-right paints a picture of the U.S. as a white nation under attack from non-whites. It ignores that from our earliest days, the U.S. has been a place where all types of diverse people have come together.

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Healing Words Needed After Harsh Political Campaign
Healing Words Needed After Harsh Political Campaign

By: Ferrell Foster
How will the divisive and vitriolic language of this political campaign affect as a people after Nov. 8? After a season of harsh words, it's time for us to find new words to heal.

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Many of Us Share Guilt in Exalting False God of Football
Many of Us Share Guilt in Exalting False God of Football

By: Ferrell Foster
Football has become one of our nation's modern-day false gods. We have gotten so out of hand with football that we are putting the safety and well-being of women at risk.

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King's Insights Can Help Christians Confront Injustice
King's Insights Can Help Christians Confront Injustice

By: Ferrell Foster
Martin Luther King Jr. understood the relationship between love and justice. Today, we can build on the same practical and theological foundations upon which he built his life.

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As Primaries Draw Near, Let's Not Forget Civility
As Primaries Draw Near, Let's Not Forget Civility

By: Ferrell Foster
As primary season draws near, Christians need to practice civility and listen with all the intelligence and wisdom we can muster through the help of the Holy Spirit as we prepare to vote.

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Why Caring for Refugees Isn't Optional for Christians
Why Caring for Refugees Isn't Optional for Christians

By: Ferrell Foster
Others may turn away from the suffering of refugees, but followers of Jesus can't afford such apathy. By caring for those who suffer, we're caring for Him. Jesus is a refugee, and he needs us.

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For Christians, Immigration Reform Boils Down to Love
For Christians, Immigration Reform Boils Down to Love

The U.S. Senate passed sweeping immigration reform, but the bill's journey in the House is going to be difficult. As Christians, our love for neighbor should move us toward immigration reform.

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A Mother's Love Brings Value to Each Life She Touches
A Mother's Love Brings Value to Each Life She Touches

Some would call Hilda Noble's mother a saint. Ruby Noble lived a hard life, but she gave her six children, including Hilda, something beyond difficulty in which to hope. She gave them love.

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Professor Decries Unfair Tax Burden
Alabama has the "sorriest tax structure in the country," says a law professor who advocates fair taxation on biblical grounds.
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Texas Baptist Leader Predicts Change in Immigration Policies
Immigration is on the political agenda in Washington, and changes can be expected, says Suzii Paynter, director of citizenship and public policy.for the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
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Ten Commandments Rally Raises Church-State Concern
Nearly 5,000 people attended a Ten Commandments Rally in Dallas April 3 to discuss the "importance of God in politics," the Dallas Morning News reported. But a Baptist ethics leader later raised concerns about the event and the movement it represents.
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