By: Dawn Hood-Patterson
The animosity of 2016's political campaigns and election led to a point where I had to cut ties from social media for six months. Here are three tactics I learned to help me engage the news more effectively.
By: Ircel Harrison
Most creative works deal with issues of meaning and existence. To engage our culture, Christians must interpret these works on a deeper level and dialogue with creators and consumers of art in all its forms.
By: James Gordon
The onslaught of news - human suffering, global disaster, brutal conflict, economic doom and political instability - hits us from all directions all the time. Do Christians avoid the news or learn to listen differently?
By: Michael Parnell
Movies are an art form. There's much more going on than pretty pictures up on a screen. One church is connecting with its community by showing secular movies and discussing their spiritual messages.
By: Michael Parnell
San Diego's annual Comic-Con event is the largest gathering of pop culture in the world. Find out what one Baptist pastor discovered that this event could teach our churches.
By: Robert Parham
The Christian Christmas tradition is about proclamations and promises of good news. Newspapers and cable TV, however, offer a steady drumbeat of bad news. So, where is the good news?
By: Cliff Vaughn
The National Day of Unplugging in March asks folks to "connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child."
Nothing's inherently wrong with cable TV, social media and the Internet. They become bad if they control us and lead us to make destructive and immoral choices.
A papyrus fragment that some say shows that Jesus was married has created a global flutter. In today's itchy-ear culture, it's tough for sound teaching to compete with wild myths.
On an NBC news program, Baptist prophet Wayne Flynt said Alabama's anti-immigration law was racist while the state's Baptist governor, who signed the law, denies he's a racist.
(RNS) Megachurches have given rise to powerhouse media empires from T.D. Jakes to Max Lucado to Joel Osteen and many others.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A group of church loyalists felt the time was ripe to begin scrutinizing media reports for inaccuracies about the Utah-based faith.
After the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, people across the nation felt robbed of justice. Funny thing about justice. We want it for others, but prefer mercy for ourselves.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Modern popes have had their fans and detractors, but few would dispute their reputations for personal virtue.
(RNS) Islam was the most frequent topic of religion news coverage in 2010, as the media doubled the amount of time and space devoted to religion.
The radical right-wing media is blaming Obama for losing Egypt, but for one nation to lose another nation implies ownership. They prefer a U.S. that functions as an empire, not as a defender of global democratic movements.
(RNS) Rabbis used Holocaust Remembrance Day to push Murdoch to “sanction” Fox News personalities on the use of Nazi and Holocaust references.
(RNS) The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and felt a lot like 2002.
The U.S. news media is changing our understanding of an election. Instead of a two- or four-year cycle of selecting candidates, we are treated to a nonstop diet of pundits, pollsters and prognosticators.
Many are angry about the cost to rescue a boy who turned out not to be in a runaway balloon. Do they know the daily cost of the war in Iraq? Or how many Third World children starve to death in an afternoon?
People who listen to religious radio shows like "Focus on the Family" are less knowledgeable about current events than the average American, according to a recent survey on media consumption by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
The media is blamed for a lot that is undeserving, but one place cable, networks, newspapers and the Internet do come up short is in-depth reporting on church polity and oratory in the varied worship services.
A liberal and anti-Christian media is helping America slip toward moral ruin, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention said in an American Family Association webcast.
If you think females have achieved equality in the United States, just scan the headlines. Misogyny is alive and well.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, went on record criticizing our United States administration for the many problems encountered as a result of the war in Iraq.
Former President Jimmy Carter declared unanimous support for Al Gore's creation-care mandate in front a supportive audience of 2,500 Baptists at a luncheon gathering Jan. 31 in Atlanta, but not all response was positive outside the banquet hall.
What in the world was the Wall Street Journal thinking when it sent its "deputy Taste editor" to cover the three-day meeting of the New Baptist Covenant?
Does journalist Sally Quinn know enough about religion to co-moderate the faith discussion in the Washington Post?
The article identification number in your browser right now is 10,000, marking a milestone for EthicsDaily.com.
Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., made national headlines in 2001 for opening its doors to Temple Emanu-El during a two-year temple renovation, but what neither congregation knew at the time was that history was repeating itself.
The Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is host for the first public screening of the new Baptist Center for Ethics DVD "Good Will for the Common Good," aimed at improving relations between Baptists and Jews.
Did you watch Roger Clemens on "60 Minutes" Sunday night? I was at a meeting, but I caught the highlights on various news channels later on. What did you think: guilty or not guilty?
Better relations between Baptists and Jews will be achieved not by denominational leaders but from person-to-person and congregational relationships built on wisdom, balance, courage and justice, according to the newest DVD study resource now available from the Baptist Center for Ethics.
Readers trying to view EthicsDaily.com at an inopportune time Wednesday afternoon were redirected to another Web site with pornographic images. Robert Parham, executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, issued this statement.
One thing became crystal clear in 2007: Baptist Center for Ethics became better known as EthicsDaily.com.
Bruce Springsteen's lyrics describe an America big enough for immigrants and immigration, decent enough to remember that those who come here are driven by their desperate faith in the American Dream, and hopeful enough to acknowledge that though this country can at times be a very hard land, American joy, goodness, generosity, and heroism are real.
An estimated 50 million children in the Arab world woke up this Monday to an early Christmas gift--a new Christian television station with 24-hour program designed just for them.
A really dangerous series of books has become popular. The first book is so innocuous that many people give it to their children. The tale begins with a couple of innocent kids exploring the simple goodness of the world around them. Soon they find out that humans are not alone in the universe, and that there are other realms we cannot see. They discover that their world is full of warring factions, evil spirits, armies of good and bad angels, conniving witches, greedy kings and corrupt religious establishments. The series reaches a furious climax with the characters committing the most heinous act you can imagine: They kill God.
One of the best advertising campaigns of late have been what Dove has produced related to the beauty industry and the negative impression it makes upon young women.
The second CNN/YouTube presidential debate airs tonight, and EthicsDaily.com took part in the process by submitting a question for consideration.
Instead of using God as a political wedge, American Christians ought to pray to be used by God, says Tim Alexander, a Church of Christ minister in Nashville, Tenn.
The Baptist Center for Ethics today announced release of a 13-minute DVD, "The Nazareth Manifesto," exploring Luke 4:18-19, the Bible passage that sets the theme for the New Baptist Covenant celebration scheduled Jan. 30-Feb 1 in Atlanta.
Having served as a pastor now for over 30 years, I have seen every sort of outreach gimmick you can imagine. Churches have been willing to do almost anything to get people into church, especially young people.