By: EthicsDaily Staff A majority (56 percent) of U.S. adults do not think belief in God is necessary for morality, a Pew Research Center study found. It represents an increase of 7 percentage points since 2011.
By: Gordon King Deontological ethics deals with duty or obligation. It's an approach that focuses on the morality of actions and motives apart from results. Popularized by Immanuel Kant, it still has significant impact today.
By: Gordon King When we "do the right thing," we acknowledge a conviction that a moral obligation can be discerned through reason and accomplished. Such thinking lies at the heart of an ethical system based on duty or obligation.
By: Matt Sapp Our divided nation agrees on one thing: We're concerned about our nation's moral condition. Can Christians offer an alternative between moral relativism and the dogmatism of religious fundamentalists?
By: EthicsDaily Staff Four out of five of all U.S. adults are concerned about the nation's moral condition, a Barna Group survey found. However, there was widespread disagreement about the basis of morality.
By: Ron Rolheiser Too often, many Christians are embittered moralizers, secretly envying the amoral and criticizing our world out of bitterness. It's an occupational hazard for the good and faithful. Is it tripping you up?
By: Lee Camp Many people are suspicious of authority, but we all must live under authority in some fashion. Instead, we must ask if the source of that authority is good or bad. Here's how to spot the difference.
By: James Gordon In many nations today, the new god on the block is austerity; deficit reduction is its demanding consort. Those of us who advocate for the poor and vulnerable must challenge this god's veracity, legitimacy and efficacy.
By: Lois Mitchell In the same way that the "gold standard" is a relic of the past in our global economy, Judeo-Christian morality has also become a relic of the past in many societies where it once played a central role.
By: Vinoth Ramachandra Ethics doesn't live in a different realm than knowledge. A preacher's political stance and what he does with his fees says more about his Christianity than any of his theological arguments.
The fate of emptiness is simply to have to come back in and fight that battle with evil over and over and over again. But the fate of fullness—fullness of the spirit, fullness of Christ, Christ dwelling in us and working through us—fills us with life that is much more at peace, much more at rest in the goodness of God, a life that satisfies.