By: Michael Parnell
It takes a lot of volunteers to run a massive event like Comic-Con. Often, those volunteers are placed wherever a warm body is needed with no thought to their skills or gifts. Kind of like some churches.
By: Colin Harris
We all affirm the importance of living with integrity, yet many choose to live as close to its edge as possible. Instead of teetering on integrity's edge, we should practice a lifestyle of centered integrity.
By: Leroy Seat
The Kenyan term, Harambee, is the east African nation's motto and means everyone pulling together. While local goals are good, some social and educational needs are best served on a national level.
By: Gordon King
We each struggle to live in the tension between egoism and altruism in our personal lives. The egoist is motivated by self-interest, personal benefit and happiness; the altruist by the common good and others' well-being.
By: David Swartz
As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.
By: Kathryn Kraft
Although the Central African Republic's civil war was not religiously motivated, the violence led to a breakdown in social cohesion between Christians and Muslims. Here's how faith leaders in one village came together.
By: Wesley Allen
In the wake of a gunman's attack on congressional Republicans, it's time we wake up to the danger of our rhetoric. It doesn't matter what ideals you claim to possess if your rhetoric leads into the hell of civil warfare.
By: Elizabeth Goatley
When we think about labor trafficking, we often think about adults forced into exploitation. Children are victims of labor trafficking too. And the signs of those being exploited can be difficult to recognize.
By: Marilyn Turner-Triplett
Child labor robs children of the gift of childhood, decimates families and communities and destabilizes the efforts of developing nations to reach their economic potential. What can your church do about it?
By: Colin Harris
Some of the more important lessons in a school experience are not reflected in test scores. Lessons of integrity and empathy are hard to evaluate by objective measurements. But some schools are making progress.
By: Lois Mitchell
Even though Christians have divergent views on climate change, ample evidence exists for us to be concerned and engaged in efforts to mitigate the effects and advocate for better approaches.
By: Simon Jones
Volunteers showed up to feed about 100 refugees near the site of the former Calais refugee camp in France. But paramilitary police stood between the two groups, ready to use brute force to ensure no one is fed.
By: Starlette McNeill
A noose in an African-American museum reminds us that this form of unfounded vengeance upon African-Americans is still desired by some, that the crowd is only a few steps away. It's only waiting for people to go silent.
By: Ircel Harrison
When Christians discuss culture, they most often tend to focus on the negative aspects and condemn those things. In reality, we can't function without culture. Culture is not our enemy.
By: Roger Olson
White men in the U.S. are feeling increasingly hopeless, depressed and worthless, making them fodder for would-be populist tyrants. While we focus on women and minorities, perhaps it's time to also include white males.
By: Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
Sworn to bitterness and anger, both sides of our polarized nation have demonized each other since the election. Surely, we who follow Jesus can walk a better path and ask others to do the same.
By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
Christian environmental ethics has developed into a fruitful area of study, challenging some theological assumptions, particularly concerning creation, redemption and discipleship. Here are 6 approaches.
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: Ron Rolheiser
Many churches and civic communities forge a bond within their own ranks by demonizing others, but that path is neither the way of Jesus nor the way of human maturity.
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.