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Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly | EthicsDaily Staff, Religious Freedom, Pew Research Center
Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Government restrictions on religious freedom and social hostility toward religion saw a slight decline in 2013, says a newly released report from Pew Research Center. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

How Your Church Can Make Missions More Effective | Barry Howard, Charity, Missions, Social Justice
How Your Church Can Make Missions More Effective
By: Barry Howard
Without any long-term objective to your church's mission strategy, your church could be encouraging a sense of entitlement that trends toward continual poverty. Here are five steps to break that cycle. Read More ...
Barry Howard

Catholic Expert Depicts Pope as "Moderate in Extreme" | Brian Kaylor, Pope Francis, Protestants, Catholics
Catholic Expert Depicts Pope as "Moderate in Extreme"
By: Brian Kaylor
Pope Francis embodies a "moderate realism" and his ministry should matter to both Protestants and Catholics, said a respected U.S. journalist and top expert on Vatican affairs. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Profiles In Goodwill: Ronnie Brewer | EthicsDaily Staff, Ronnie Brewer, Profiles in Goodwill
Profiles In Goodwill: Ronnie Brewer
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ronnie Brewer, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia, and board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

How Your Church Can Help Our Society Trust Again | Joe LaGuardia, Karen Woods, Reconciliation, Leadership
How Your Church Can Help Our Society Trust Again
By: Joe LaGuardia and Karen Woods
Clashes between protesters and police officers illustrate the growing distrust that rules our society. When distrust breeds disharmony and violence, how can churches step in to provide reconciliation? Read More ...
Joe LaGuardia and Karen Woods

Despite What Churches Think, Bigger Isn't Better | Colin Sedgwick, Church Growth, Leadership
Despite What Churches Think, Bigger Isn't Better
By: Colin Sedgwick
Too many pastors and church members believe that size is the supreme mark of "success" in church life. What if we made our true priority being the most loving, Spirit-filled or prayerful? Read More ...
Colin Sedgwick

To Find Your Voice, Listen to God | Bob Browning, Discipleship
To Find Your Voice, Listen to God
By: Bob Browning
Do you believe people need to hear what you have to say? Peter, the leader of Jesus' disciples, did. However, he learned that before he could find his voice, he must first be willing to listen to Jesus. Read More ...
Bob Browning

Living Wages: How to Match Ideals to Reality | Zach Dawes, Living Wage, Minimum Wage, Poverty, Church of England
Living Wages: How to Match Ideals to Reality
By: Zach Dawes
Moving toward a living wage to enable full-time employees to live self-sufficient, food-secure daily lives is a noble goal, but matching ideals to reality will be complicated and costly. Read More ...
Zach Dawes

5 Reasons "We Cannot Bomb Our Way to Peace" | Rick Love, ISIS, Peacemaking
5 Reasons "We Cannot Bomb Our Way to Peace"
By: Rick Love
Jesus gives five commands that form the basis for a multi-faceted, long-term approach to peacemaking that addresses ISIS and other expressions of violent extremism. Read More ...
Rick Love

The Key to Successful Leadership in Small Churches | Dennis Bickers, Small Church, Leadership, Relationships
The Key to Successful Leadership in Small Churches
By: Dennis Bickers
To effectively lead a small church, you must first find out who are the influential members. In order to be effective, you must be willing to lead through the leaders. Read More ...
Dennis Bickers

Why Churches Must Assist in Ferguson's Healing | Terrell Carter, Ferguson, Racism, Community, Reconciliation
Why Churches Must Assist in Ferguson's Healing
By: Terrell Carter
More than six months after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, tensions still simmer. Some ask, "What can churches do?" But many other churches are silent. Read More ...
Terrell Carter

Lessons You Can Learn from Anti-Beatitudes | Joel Snider, Beatitudes, Sermon on the Mount, Discipleship
Lessons You Can Learn from Anti-Beatitudes
By: Joel Snider
You know the blessings within the Beatitudes. When you reverse them, you discover curses for those who ignore those blessings. These curses help you better understand the road map that Jesus gave you. Read More ...
Joel Snider

Responding to Asylum Seekers with Hospitality | Rod Benson, Kristine Morrison, Asylum, Refugees
Responding to Asylum Seekers with Hospitality
By: Rod Benson and Kristine Morrison
As worldwide conflict proliferates, the flow of asylum seekers to other nations won't ease soon. Scripture calls us to respond with hospitality, generosity and kindness to the stranger in our midst. Read More ...
Rod Benson and Kristine Morrison

True Christian Virtues Rising From the Ashes | Preston Clegg, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Repentance, Humility
True Christian Virtues Rising From the Ashes
By: Preston Clegg
The cross of ashes on peoples' foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a sign of penitence, humility and mourning. They're virtues for which Christians today seem to have little use. Read More ...
Preston Clegg

Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People | Ron Rolheiser, Creation Care, Environment
Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People
By: Ron Rolheiser
The Scriptures affirm that Christ didn't just come to save people; he came to save the world. The physical world has its own rights and is part of God's plan for eventual heavenly life. Read More ...
Ron Rolheiser