By: Wade Smith If good fences make good neighbors, then surely bad fences make bad neighbors. As the debate rages on in our nation, may we have the courage to listen to each other and commit to building only good fences.
By: Sue Smith It's easy for many Americans to look at immigrants and wonder why they are here. However, if more people had the opportunity to visit immigrants' countries of origin, they would have a better understanding.
By: Brent McDougal How can you have a positive impact on a culture bathed in negativity? While our society is awash in destructive words, a powerful tool can help you combat negativity, harsh words and hopelessness.
By: Larry Eubanks Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone plays by the rules and honestly seeks truth. Others practice "bold subterfuging," intentionally lying to gather more money or power for themselves.
By: Michael Helms Technology has done more to divide us than unite us. There is no substitute for knowing that someone really cares what you have to say and wants to listen to you say it, even if the person has an opposing view.
By: James Gordon In our social media culture, the loudest voices are heard, the most attention grabbing sound bites absorbed, the least complex and easiest grasped explanations seized on. Can the church bring a higher standard of discourse?
By: Robert Guffey Black History Month is an opportunity to tell the whole story of our nation's history. We all benefit by an honest telling of our past and our present made by people of all races and backgrounds.
By: Cliff Vaughn With the abundance of news about immigrants, migrants and refugees, I reflected back on January 2011 when I worked on EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders." Here's what has stuck with me.
By: Jennifer Allmon Scripture reminds us that God expects us to protect the most vulnerable among us. Today, these vulnerable people are among us as modern-day slaves, held in bondage here in the U.S. What can your church do?
By: Tomi Grover The Super Bowl provides many advocates with a single event where heightened attention is given to human trafficking, but our understanding about working in this arena must be biblically informed by wisdom.
By: Carolyn Wynstra I was only 21 years old when I arrived in Nigeria for my first teaching assignment. I still remember the roar of the masses coming from downtown Jos when the killings and ransacking of homes began.
By: Colin Harris For Martin Luther King Jr., the heroes of the civil rights movement were the unnamed thousands who endured taunts and threats as they called us to live out our creed. This holiday is a tribute to them too.
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: Stacy Blackmon Some folks may feel that human trafficking is too big of a problem for them to offer any help. But individuals, small groups, even churches can play a vital role in stopping human trafficking in its tracks.
By: Valerie Carter Unlike sex-trafficked victims, society, including the church, does not look favorably upon those in the business of prostitution. But there's a thin line between the two, and our thinking must change.
By: Colin Harris We're all aware of the "fake news" phenomenon, but a broader look at our society reveals a range of distortion that's been detrimental to our common life much longer than our current fake-news problem.
By: Stuart Blythe A few days before Christmas, a terrorist attack rocked a Christmas market in Berlin. When Christians gather on Christmas to seek peace on earth, will we remember that we cannot wish for peace? We must work for it.
By: Zach Dawes A new song titled "What I'm Thankful For" - a duet performed by Garth Brooks and James Taylor - offers a needed reminder that the Christmas season is about much more than "making a list and checking it twice."
By: Beth Allison Barr Santa is often controversial, especially for Christians. Santa is seen as deflecting from Jesus, as putting emphasis on material gifts and commercialism. But should we leave Santa out of Christmas?