By: Logan Carpenter Sometimes, church seems like a place where we skirt around hard questions of our faith. Instead, churches should welcome questions, explore what Scripture says and admit when we don't know the answer.
By: Bill Wilson Christians often talk about how God is always good yet live anxious and obsessed lives. That gap between rhetoric and actions is at the heart of the dysfunction of many local churches and individual Christians.
By: Ron Rolheiser We are good-hearted people, but if we're honest, we find it hard to love our neighbors. We don't turn the other cheek or love our enemies. We struggle, mostly unsuccessfully, to wish our enemies well.
By: Barry Howard Does your church need to be revitalized? It is a process of restoring a healthy vision, good congregational morale and a sustainable model for engaging in mission and ministry. Here are 12 healthy trends.
By: Brian Kaylor As the GOP holds its national convention this week and Democrats are set for next week, both parties will hash out language for their platforms, which can impact those parties and public policy decisions.
By: David Hull Personal fitness trackers are in demand and are a great way to measure our fitness goals to reach 10,000 daily steps. What if you could wear a spiritual fitness tracker? What would it measure?
By: Terrell Carter Many barriers divide our country today, but the most visible and contentious one is race - in particular how black and white people perceive and act toward each other. Who is worthy of your compassion?
By: Dennis Bickers The racial problems in America are not going away in the near future. It's time for churches and individuals to intentionally work toward understanding one another and developing relationships.
By: Christina Embree While age-appropriate ministry within the church is necessary and valuable, children and adults can still learn together in church. After all, even adults can learn something from the children's sermon.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Corrections' budgets at the state and local level 'have increased about three times as fast as spending on elementary and secondary education,' a U.S. Department of Education report says.
By: Alan Cross "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of the Mississippi rebel who fought against the Confederacy. When you know your ancestors may have been among the bad guys, it's a heartbreaking tale. (Photo: STX Entertainment)
By: Zach Dawes Interacting with global Baptists during the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering offered two advantages: Your personal echo chamber is revealed, and you're able to expand your sense of community.