By: Mark Tidsworth
Far too many people in our culture, when their conversation turns to Christianity, perceive Christians as really angry. They don't believe they're angry enough to fit in, but God's not angry like that.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Center for Children and Families Inc. serves children and their families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing child abuse, neglect and other adverse experiences.
By: Austin "Mack" Dennis
Many Christians perpetuate our problems by seeing no connection between our liturgical practices and our duty to our neighbors. The Lord's Supper and our resistance to healthcare for all are a prime example.
By: Michael Ruffin
Christians pledge their allegiance to the Bible, the Christian flag and the U.S. flag. However, many who recite these pledges and expect others to do the same don't always live by the words of those pledges. Ironic, isn't it?
By: Mitch Carnell
The shooting at a Texas Baptist church can happen at any church. As we grapple with another round of gun violence, we cannot do nothing. At the very least, we can engage in a reasonable dialogue.
By: Daniel Schweissing
Despite the latest act of senseless violence, one group of students from a variety of faiths and no faith is part of a larger movement seeking to make the world a better place - one small act at a time.
By: Gordon King
Racism and prophetic protests against racism are part of the biblical message, yet we hear so few sermons in our churches about this moral issue. Here are 4 suggestions for pastoral leaders.
By: Ed Hogan
The news that a man gunned down 26 people in a Texas church sent shockwaves across the nation. What if a gunman had walked into your church? Here are 4 ideas you can put into place this week.
By: Meredith Stone
National holidays, such as Veterans Day, remind us of the challenges of incorporating government symbols into Christian worship services. Is there a way to honor our veterans while keeping worship focused on Christ?
By: Don Gordon
The mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs church in Texas is the latest in a string of killings that has permeated our culture, yet Christians must not lose hope in the ongoing battle against evil.
By: Barry Howard
Many churches have a time-honored tradition to honor veterans on the Sunday nearest Veterans Day, but not all veterans like the public recognition and applause. Here are 10 other ways you can honor them.
By: John Pierce
Some Christians view Jesus' sole purpose on earth as his death on the cross, but embracing this view allows them to ignore the hard stuff Jesus showed and said over three remarkable years about God's Kingdom.
By: Matthew J. Tuininga
Some Christians may oppose the government redistributing wealth for the sake of the poor, but insisting the government has no business caring for the poor is a modern phenomenon - alien to the Christian tradition.
By: Pam Durso
Martin Luther's challenge in 1517 reshaped the 16th-century Christian landscape and continues to influence Christian life today. Women were active in this new movement, yet their names aren't in the history books.
By: Mark Tidsworth
The common mistake of organizations, including churches and denominations, is spending most of their time trying to influence measurements they have little or no control over. It's time to take the lead.
By: Agnes Howard
Since Martin Luther, Protestants have excoriated the saints, focusing on abuses such as devotion verging on idolatry. But one Lutheran theologian says those abuses should not rule out appreciating the saints.
By: Martin J. Hodson
While Martin Luther's writings were not heavily concerned with creation care or the environment, those alive today could bring about another reformation of the church - an environment reformation.
By: Brent McDougal
Loving your neighbor, especially those you don't like, has the power to radically change the world. Jesus' parable about The Good Samaritan reminds us it takes more than kind words to achieve peace. It takes action.
By: Jon Kuhrt
While ministries and charities can provide support, stability, consistency and resources to homeless people, only each individual can take the steps leading down the hard road of recovery.
By: Ron Rolheiser
If you're strong, talented and blessed with sufficient wealth, it's easy to nurse the illusion of self-sufficiency. We forget we need God and others. How do you avoid the danger? There's a solution.
By: Nick Lear
Women everywhere are using the hashtag, #metoo, to speak out about the misogynistic or abusive treatment they've received at the hands of men. It's a time for Christians to lament.
By: Stuart Blythe
Style over substance in preaching typically isn't good. When it comes to preaching against racism, style, or how you say something, can be more vital than what you actually say.
By: Frank Rees
When a disaster or a mass shooting occurs, political leaders often say that their prayers are with the victims. Genuine prayer, however, cannot be a substitute for responsible action.
By: Starlette Thomas
Community means togetherness, but what kind of togetherness do congregants reflect when they're only with each other an hour on Sunday. After all, what kind of community can be practiced in segregated churches?
By: Ginger Hughes
Violence, hatred and bigotry seems to be increasing. You may believe you can't do anything to change it. Failure doesn't occur because we're unable to reach millions; failure happens when we aren't a light for one.