By: Mitch Carnell The presidential campaign rhetoric is at a fever pitch with much worse to come. In our unsettled political climate, we all need to take a step back, take a deep breath and moderate our speech and behavior.
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: Stacy Sergent Our society encourages and praises workaholism, but working too much and neglecting our own needs inevitably leads to burnout. Here are five ways you can care for yourself on the job.
By: Stuart Blythe Social media reveals that Christians viscerally hold different views on ethical issues. However, we must find other places to express those differences than only social media. Maybe church is a good place to start.
By: Jeni Martin Our human need for companionship is great and runs deep in our souls. We aren't meant to be alone, isolated or to survive on our own. Many who live on the fringe of society merely lack a healthy community.
By: Roger Olson College, university, professional and amateur sports are in need of reform. Athletics should be demoted from what it has become and returned to its proper role among other practices and events in society.
By: Mitch Randall After 15 years, you would assume our society has grown up regarding the relationship between Christians and Muslims. At times, the opposite seems true. We must set aside our ignorance and biases.
By: Barry Howard Our nation takes extraordinary security measures that would have been unthinkable and excessive 15 years ago. In our post-9/11 world, how can Christians take proactive steps to be 'salt' and 'light'?
By: Colin Harris Catastrophic losses bring profound changes to communities. Fifteen years after 9/11, will we continue to let our loss drive wedges between parts of the human family or will we reach out to bridge the separation?
By: Bill Tillman Labor Day. Little is said about it from biblical, theological and ethical perspectives. This allows the culture to shape our attitudes on work and money. It's time for churches and ministers to add their voices.
By: Alan Donaldson Christians have a perspective to share on political life that is inspired by belonging to the Kingdom of God, but our social media comments fall short. They're filled with anger, defensiveness and vitriol.
By: Phil Jump Olympic athletes have been supported by policymakers and funding bodies in their pursuit of success. It begs the question: What injustices might we eradicate if we approached them with the same collective determination?
By: Zach Dawes U.S. views of education seems to be closely tied to their political affiliation, a Gallup survey suggests. Yet two-thirds of parents of K-12 students expressed satisfaction with their oldest child's education.
By: Rupen Das Nowhere in Scripture does God encourage or exhort the poor to seek justice. Throughout the Bible, the responsibility for social justice and care for the poor and those on the margins of life is on society as a whole.
By: Guy Sayles We're told as children that "words will never harm" us, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Words can open wounds that never fully heal. We have a responsibility to use our words wisely.
By: Michael Helms When we go at life alone and decide not to trust or collaborate with others, we burn out without reaping the results we want. When we work together, we have what it takes to reach the finish line.
By: Colin Harris Our public conversation has degenerated into little more than competing sound bytes. We seek control, rather than cooperative understanding. Can we learn to offer more humility and less grandstanding?
By: Brian Lee With all the eruptions of violence, it's easy to overreact and paint certain groups with a brush that is far too wide and certainly unwarranted. How do we respond in light of all that is happening? Here are 3 ways.
By: Zach Dawes Predatory lending practices within the U.S. payday loan industry are becoming more widely recognized as advocates push for reforms. But how widespread is the problem within the microfinance industry?
By: Guy Sayles The intertwined serpents on the physicians' caduceus represent knowledge and wisdom. Good doctors need both, and so do we. Knowledge is about "what" and "how"; wisdom muses about "why" and "who."
By: Joel Snider Our lives are consumed by the 'tyranny of the urgent,' those things that get in our way and demand attention. Instead, as the 17-year locust reminds us, the long view of life is the healthiest and most effective.
By: Larry Eubanks A new Virginia law makes it illegal for girls 13 and younger to wed, closing a loophole allowing men who committed sex crimes to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. This and other laws protect our girls.
By: Simon Jones God often works where he's not invited or welcomed - except by those who have no other prayer but that he'll come to their aid in their distress. Just ask those, many of them Christians, in the refugee camp in France.