By: Lee Camp Thomas Paine used the Bible for his critique of the political powers of his day but had no further use for it. Today, self-professed Christians use the Bible for their heedless pursuit of power.
By: Lee Camp Thomas Paine delivered a devastating blow by pointing out the flaws of a monarchy. Perhaps we need a modern-day Paine to help us see the flaws of the U.S.'s out-of-touch democratic aristocracy.
By: Chris Sanders All people deserve just and favorable working conditions, including a fair and accurate wage, the Universal Declaration says. Yet, working conditions for the poor and middle class are continually undermined.
By: Tony Peck From their earliest days, Baptists have championed religious freedom for everyone. We should use our religious freedom as a platform to allow freedom of speech and expression from others.
By: Fred Guttman President Trump recently recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. While there are many ways to approach what the president did, was it the right thing to do? One rabbi says yes, and here's why.
By: Yohanna Katanacho With the Middle East already embroiled with extreme religious ideologies, President Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will give further ammunition for more speeches rooted in hate.
By: Marv Knox When many people talk about "freedom of religion," they mean they want government to allow them to freely exercise their religion, but they don't care about others' religion. It's "Protestant privilege."
By: Brian Kaylor President Trump called 2015's Iran nuclear deal the "worst deal" ever negotiated and said he would decertify it. Maybe he could take a lesson from the Israelites, who actually made the worst deal ever but put honor first.
By: Juan Aragon Migrants know the challenges facing them, even the lingering threat of death. Like Uziel, many make the sacrifice not only for their own personal benefit but also for the good of those they love. Here's his story.
By: Michael Helms The Johnson Amendment grants churches tax-exempt status as long as they don't endorse or oppose political candidates. If it's abolished, churches would be known by their politics, and the gospel harder to hear.
By: John Weaver President Trump's administration has expressed troubling views on climate change. We should pray that the campaign-trail rhetoric continues to be moderated in the shaping of good government.
By: Reggie Warren Comparing crowd sizes became a surprising focal point following President Trump's inauguration. But what do they mean? Christians in the 21st century should know that the size of crowds mean little.
By: Gary Furr For the last 18 months, the presidential campaign season has shown that our differences are complex and deep. For churches, it's an opportunity to become more deeply involved in the ministry of reconciliation.
By: Rupen Das Although the Syrian crisis is a seminal moment in history, rays of hope exist amid what seems a very discouraging scenario. For the first time in a long while, local churches are serving as major humanitarian actors.
By: Rupen Das Certain horrific events force the international community to take stock. The Biafran crisis was one; the Rwandan genocide another. With Syria's crisis, we face another time when we must assess our collective failure.
By: Jim Hill Christians continue to struggle with ethical questions. The Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com takes on the hard issues that we sometimes prefer to avoid. That's why I support them with my gifts.