|1.||As New School Year Begins, Let's Praise Teachers|
By: Trevor Barton Public school teachers walk into their classrooms each year to help students reach their academic standards and to make sure they're not hungry, alienated or overlooked. Their jobs are both simple and complex.
Trevor Barton / Published Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:47 am
|2.||How God Remains Fully at Work in Our Public Schools|
By: Colin Harris Many genuinely concerned Christians believe schools have gone downhill because prayer and the Bible were removed, but they're mistaken. In classrooms across the U.S., God is fully at work.
Colin Harris / Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:28 am
|3.||Faith Leaders Urge Prayers for Peace in Israel-Palestine|
By: EthicsDaily StaffFaith leaders around the world called for continued prayers for peace in Israel-Palestine amid escalating tensions and increased violence surrounding new security measures for the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:53 am
|4.||How Your Church Can Be Kind on Father's Day|
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan On Father's Day, churches should not only celebrate the vast array of what fatherhood looks like in our society but also acknowledge the grief this day holds for many.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:56 am
|5.||Child Labor Exploitation Not Often Easy to Recognize|
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.
Elizabeth Goatley / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 6:02 am
|6.||How Your Church Can Help End Child Labor|
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?
Marilyn Turner-Triplett / Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 5:38 am
|7.||U.S. Faith Groups Respond to Trump's Proposed Budget|
By: EthicsDaily Staff The U.S. faith community has reacted to President Trump's budget proposal. Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic leaders responded primarily with concern and critique.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:00 am
|8.||Don't Shut Down if You Struggle with Infertility|
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan It's difficult to live in a fertile world. To have the natural God-given desire to parent and not be able to do so without intense hardship. But for those couples who struggle, you are not alone.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:08 am
|9.||Are You an Advocate for Those Who Suffer Unjustly?|
By: Molly T. Marshall As provisions erode for our nation's most vulnerable, God hears the cries of the oppressed and empowers us to accomplish this holy intention. Now is the time to advocate for those who suffer unjustly.
Molly T. Marshall / Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:59 am
|10.||Religious Liberty Exec Order Draws Divergent Responses|
By: EthicsDaily Staff U.S. Christian leaders gave wide-ranging responses to President Trump's executive order, signed May 4, on promoting free speech and religious liberty, which relaxes political restrictions on religious groups.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Friday, May 5, 2017 6:28 am
|11.||Why Do You Need to Talk to People You Disagree With?|
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan It's too easy today to simply stop talking to people with whom you disagree. When Christians authentically converse with people who view the world differently, they build a bridge of relationship.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:51 am
|12.||Record Number of Calls to U.S. Trafficking Hotlines in 2016|
By: EthicsDaily Staff Human trafficking is a growing problem, based on calls and texts to U.S. trafficking hotlines. Total calls and texts have more than doubled in the last four years; sex trafficking represented three-fourths of all contacts.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Friday, February 10, 2017 7:08 am
|13.||How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking|
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?
Jennifer Allmon / Published Friday, February 3, 2017 5:36 am
|14.||Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking|
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.
Tomi Grover / Published Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:47 am
|15.||How One Church Tackled the Human-Trafficking Fight|
By: Jay Abernathy Human trafficking is a year-round challenge. Imagine if each congregation in the U.S. became active voices against human trafficking and pornography. Here's how one Baptist church made a difference.
Jay Abernathy / Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:34 am
|16.||Human Trafficking an Everyday Problem, Super Bowl City Says|
By: EthicsDaily Staff Houston has been referred to as "the hub" of human trafficking in the U.S. The city fights human trafficking because it is an everyday problem, not just one limited to the annual Super Bowl, a mayoral spokesman said.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:42 am
|17.||Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking|
By: EthicsDaily Staff In a nationwide polarized political climate, Texas lawmakers have found an issue around which they can unite: putting an end to human trafficking. An estimated 313,000 people in Texas are trafficking victims.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Friday, January 27, 2017 6:27 am
|18.||What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking|
By: Elizabeth Goatley If your church is ready to combat human trafficking in your community, here are three concepts you need to realize before you can begin to become involved.
Elizabeth Goatley / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 6:54 am
|19.||A Baptist Report Card on Human Trafficking|
By: Robert Parham National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11, a time to draw attention to the third leading worldwide criminal industry. While there's no doubt Baptists have taken a stand, let's use this day to become further engaged.
Robert Parham / Published Friday, January 6, 2017 12:00 am
|20.||Faith Leaders Urge Unity, Civility, Prayer After U.S. Election|
By: EthicsDaily Staff Following a contentious U.S. presidential election, faith leaders from several denominations, including Baptists, issued calls for unity and civility as well as prayers for elected officials.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Monday, November 14, 2016 5:08 am
|21.||Church Isn't the Place to Avoid Hard Questions|
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.
Logan Carpenter / Published Friday, July 22, 2016 5:36 am
|22.||How Do We Curb Alcohol-Linked Deaths in U.S.?|
By: Leroy SeatMore than 30,000 Americans die from alcohol-induced causes. Factor in deaths indirectly influenced by alcohol, it climbs to 90,000. Maybe it's time for a long-term educational program similar to efforts to curb tobacco use.
Leroy Seat / Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:50 am
|23.||How You Can End the Us-vs.-Them War|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganWe love a good game of us vs. them. We stake the claim of the divide with no possibility of middle ground. But what happens when you get to know a "them," and they become more like an "us"?
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, November 13, 2015 6:51 am
|24.||How Churches Can Measure Their Significance|
By: Griff MartinMany churches are facing serious struggles or are in decline. Instead of measuring success by numbers, money, fame or power, churches must begin to measure their significance. Here's how.
Griff Martin / Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:00 am
|25.||Global Faith Leaders Urge Support of COP21 Meeting in Paris|
By: EthicsDaily StaffWith 154 signatures from more than 40 countries, a diverse group of global faith leaders has issued a statement encouraging support of the U.N.'s climate change conference in Paris in December.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:41 am
|26.||Educating Children about Religions' Impact on Society|
By: Ircel HarrisonTeaching children about religion helps them understand the positive and negative ways in which all faiths have impacted culture and the world we live in today.
Ircel Harrison / Published Friday, October 16, 2015 6:48 am
|27.||4 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Church|
By: Joe LaGuardiaEvery person in the church must think critically about how social media may harness the power of evangelism and testimony in a world that has entered the digital age.
Joe LaGuardia / Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:49 am
|28.||3 Things that Pope Francis Taught Us about Jesus|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganDuring his visit to the U.S., Pope Francis proved once again he was a refreshing man of the people. He modeled how Jesus loves unconditionally, isn't afraid to do the work and calls us to elevate the unseen.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:24 am
|29.||On Sweden Trip: Reflections on Church, Refugee Crisis|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganA trip to Sweden provides an opportunity to reflect on questions of faith and life. Two takeaways: The church in Sweden is not dead, and the Syrian refugee crisis is worse than you think.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:34 am
|30.||Challenging the Climate Change Skeptics: Part 2|
By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. HodsonMany climate change skeptics only seek evidence that will support their views. However, Scripture offers several examples to guide our response to their skepticism.
Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson / Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:43 am
|31.||What Your Church Can Learn from Twitter|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganDon't have time for Twitter? Don't need one more thing in your life already overstimulated by media? Well, Twitter can be a great way to meet new ministry colleagues and to recruit new church members.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, August 14, 2015 6:30 am
|32.||The 3 Balancing Acts of Leadership|
By: Kevin HaganIf you want to be a leader who fulfills your promises and accomplishes tasks in line with the mission of your organization, then you must start with clarity. Here are three balancing acts every leader faces.
Kevin Hagan / Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:39 am
|33.||How Utah's Pando Forest is Like the Church|
By: Chuck SummersAt first glance, the Pando forest in Utah has some 47,000 trees, but it's actually one tree with a huge underground root system from which all the others spring up. It's a perfect picture of the church.
Chuck Summers / Published Monday, July 27, 2015 6:34 am
|34.||Where Can You Find Serious Theological Reflection?|
By: David FitchWhile pop theology authors have connected with readers, we need serious theological engagement and exposure to the broader history of the way Christians have engaged the issue of interpreting Scripture.
David Fitch / Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:49 am
|35.||Breaking Promise, Obama Fails to Recognize Armenian Genocide|
By: Brian KaylorAs the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, President Obama is expected to deliberately avoid using the word "genocide," breaking a campaign promise.
Brian Kaylor / Published Friday, April 24, 2015 6:06 am
|36.||Why Not Caring for the Planet is So Easy|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganIf you believe we're rulers of this world and not its caretakers, it's easy to not care about it. But this is not the way in the kingdom of God. We're called to care for the earth, no matter how hard it might be.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 am
|37.||Goodwill Profiles Reveal Little-Known Musical Talents|
By: EthicsDaily StaffNinety-seven "Profiles in Goodwill" have appeared on EthicsDaily.com since September 2014. Musical talent and interest was the most common theme among the little-known facts.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:09 am
|38.||Profiles in Goodwill: Kevin Hagan|
By: EthicsDaily StaffKevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. Two verses from Isaiah 43 sum up his theology about life: God is always up to something new.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Monday, December 22, 2014 6:20 am
|39.||Profiles in Goodwill: Mandy McMichael|
By: EthicsDaily StaffMandy McMichael, assistant professor of religion at Huntingdon College in Alabama, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com and has taken part in two Skype interviews.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:50 am
|40.||Standing Up to Hate Against Our Muslim Neighbors|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganWe live in a Christian society and don't face the level of persecution that Paul faced. But we can stand up to hate against our Muslim neighbors, just like these Oklahoma University students did.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:58 am
|41.||Profiles in Goodwill: Elizabeth Evans Hagan|
By: EthicsDaily StaffElizabeth Evans Hagan, whose columns are featured on EthicsDaily.com, is a freelance writer and ordained Baptist minister. Find out what mode of transportation you're unlikely to find her using.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:45 am
|42.||What Americans Can Learn from Not Being in America|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganWe so easily take the dignity away from those who live outside the U.S. We often neglect the many gifts that come from being American. Here are three lessons we can learn when we're not in America.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:31 am
|43.||5 Lessons Learned from Taking a Tech Sabbath|
By: Elizabeth Evans HaganDo you check your social media apps first thing when you wake and last thing when you go to bed? You may need a tech Sabbath. Here are 5 lessons learned from being unplugged.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:51 am
|44.||Responding to People Who Are Spiritual Not Religious|
By: Elizabeth HaganIt's common to hear someone say they're spiritual but not religious. Good news! It's OK to be both. And the local church, while not perfect, is a place where you can be both.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Monday, June 30, 2014 5:30 am
|45.||4 Suggestions to Keep You From Avoiding Conflict|
By: Kevin HaganWhen conflict arises, many of us try avoiding it instead of addressing it head on. Conflict can actually be very positive because it raises important issues to the surface.
Kevin Hagan / Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:06 am
|46.||Immigration: Seeking Truth and Justice - Part 2|
By: Phil JumpRomania's entry into the European Union in January revealed immigration fears within the United Kingdom, but British Baptists must allow their attitudes to be shaped by the values of their faith.
Phil Jump / Published Friday, May 2, 2014 5:14 am
|47.||The Heart of Our Most Sacred Stories|
What seems significant about this baptismal sermon is the way it holds the crucifixion and the resurrection together as one event.[ ]In truth, each needs the other to be wholly true. Without the crucifixion, we might be tempted to be triumphalistic as though we walk between the raindrops of the reality sin and evil and suffering. We would become escapists and many Christians seem to take that position in their denial of injustice and their refusal to connect the dots between faith and life.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:56 pm
|48.||The Joy of Easter|
As I wrote in my column this week, the early church theologians such as Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom sometimes interpreted Easter as a joke. They didn’t mean this in an irreverent or dismissive way, the way we might describe something poorly done as “a joke.” Instead, they quite literally felt that Easter was a holy joke, the moment when God played a joke on death itself, turning a grim time of mourning into a festive time of laughter. The early Church recognized that the season of Easter was a time of celebration, for praise, for joy.
Michael Cheuk / Published Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:14 pm
Practice resurrection. That’s our gospel today … to go from here to practice resurrection! There’s nothing shy at all about this response. We are to live fully in God’s thunderous YES! We are to live God’s resounding affirmation of the world and all God’s children who need God’s offer of love and reconciliation.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:15 pm
|50.||Mary, Don't You Weep|
It’s not a romantic story, but it is a love story. It’s the story of someone who loved Jesus almost as much as Jesus loves us. Mary went back to the disciples and said, “I have seen the Lord!” and in that moment became the first Easter preacher ever, the first person to share the astonishing good news that Christ had risen from the dead. For Mary and those disciples things would never be the same. If resurrection was real, then death was no longer an enemy. If resurrection was real then life had won the day. If resurrection was real then anything was possible.
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:54 pm
|51.||Ask Not What Jesus Can Do For You|
This week we are invited to think about what Jesus has done for us and to think about it deeply, to enter into the drama of Holy Week and walk with Jesus every step of the way. But many of us will refuse.[ ]Today is Palm Sunday. It is the beginning of Holy Week. And, as Alyce McKenzie reminds us, it is an opportunity to take our stand with Jesus, to be a shouting stone rather than a silent disciple, to ask not what Jesus can do for us, but what we can do for Jesus.
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:41 pm
|52.||Taking Sin Seriously: Salvation|
Salvation begins, apparently, by telling the truth about the way things are, but also by believing that they can be different, that new life is possible, and being willing to do the work it will take to get you there, but it continues by believing that you do not work alone. “I am the Resurrection and the Life,” Jesus says. “Not you. Me. But the one who believes in me—who puts his faith and trust in me, who loves me and leans on me in times of trouble, that one—even if he die, will live. Even if everything he is trying to hold together falls apart, even if everything he has tried to build comes tumbling down, even if the breath should leave his body and his body turn to dust, I am the Resurrection and the Life,” says the Lord.
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:01 pm
|53.||What Jesus Said...About Thirst|
Does this fascinating story still have something for us?[ ]I think it has, and offer this to you for your consideration. Continuing to drink from the well we call Jesus is to be the presence of Christ to others and to offer them the same water he has given us. And how do we do that? We can’t see in someone else’s heart and know what is there. Not like Jesus can. But we can know that everyone we meet – everyone we meet – is struggling to some degree. And we can accept others as Jesus does, and give him the opportunity to do for them what he did for that unnamed Samaritan woman so long ago. The water is already there. All we have to do is show someone else where to drink.
Randy Hyde / Published Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:09 pm
|54.||Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons|
By: EthicsDaily StaffSenate Democrats are divided over the restoration of voting rights for felons. GOP Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, has a bill to restore the right to vote to nonviolent felons after they complete their sentencing.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:00 am
|55.||Who Is Virginia's First Family of Corrections?|
By: Cliff VaughnIf there were such a thing as the First Family of Corrections in Virginia, the Myers family, who are featured in EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on faith and prisons, would fit the bill.
Cliff Vaughn / Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:23 am
|56.||One Truth at a Time: Beloved Son|
As for the rest of us, when we respond to the love of God, when we receive the gift of his grace, when we enter the waters of baptism, I can imagine that he feels it all over again, that something inside him leaps up and says, “You, too, are my child! I love you, and I’m proud of you!” Honestly, could anything stop us after that?
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:10 pm
|57.||Mary's Song Gives Voice to True Christmas Message|
Mary was a lowly peasant girl. Most of us wouldn't have trusted her to babysit our kids. Yet her song, the Magnificat, reads, not like a normal Christmas carol, but like a song of social subversion and reversal.
Preston Clegg / Published Friday, December 20, 2013 5:41 am
|58.||Why Your Church's Youth Ministry Matters|
While some question the value of youth ministry, but churches with these ministries play an imperative role in helping to develop the faith of young adults.
Seth Vopat / Published Friday, December 20, 2013 5:45 am
|59.||A Provision of Hope|
The season of Advent is a time of a provision of hope from God, a time of active waiting for God’s purposes for the world to be revealed and made a reality. Advent is a time for the body of Christ to actively live as a people of hope, a hope that is based on our just and righteous Lord. Advent is a time of active anticipation, when we are invited to be living signposts and pointers of the peaceable kingdom that Jesus will usher in. The signs of this peaceable kingdom are everywhere . . . if we have the eyes to see.
Michael Cheuk / Published Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:15 pm
|60.||2 Incredible Things You Need to Know About Mary|
Mary was given an incredible message that as a Hebrew woman certainly meant shame and ridicule, yet she had two incredible reactions. May each of us follow her example.
Lucas Land / Published Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:26 am
|61.||Real Joy Ensures Everyone's Basic Needs Are Met|
Each year, thousands of people pitch tents outside stores awaiting the promise of joy through low prices. Yet if a homeless person tried to sleep outside the store any other night, they'd be run off.
Zach Dawes / Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:48 am
|62.||Be Prepared for the Unexpected|
The God we serve, however, is full of surprises. Often, God is drawn to busy people and never makes appointments. This means ministry, the kind which impacts people when they need it most, occurs as a result of divine interruptions while we are busily carrying out our own plans.
Bob Browning / Published Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:29 pm
|63.||The End of the Road: Part II|
But in the end I believe that God sent Jesus to love us, and save us, and change us, and send us, and I believe that even though the church in America is in decline, if we give people a Jesus like that they will come. I believe they will come in droves. And if they won’t come to us, We will go to them.
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:21 pm
|64.||How to Introduce Your Children to Advent|
Advent is about anticipation, waiting for the arrival of Emmanuel. However, teaching fidgety youngsters about expectantly waiting can prove to be a challenge. Here are some ways to do it.
Dorothy Strickland / Published Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:59 am
|65.||Supreme Court Case to Test Church-State Line|
When the U.S. Supreme Court gathers today to hear oral arguments in a case on legislative prayers, it could lead to a new era of defining the First Amendment. Baptist groups are split on the issue.
Brian Kaylor / Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:32 am
|66.||Reforming Your Church Through Social Media|
Social media, like thriving relationships, takes work. If churches are serious about community building in their physical location, they must be serious about it in their virtual locations too.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, October 25, 2013 5:47 am
|67.||At Least Five Reformations Reshaped Church History|
While Martin Luther's influence during the Protestant Reformation was enormous, many interpretations began to appear. Historians commonly identify five different Reformation traditions.
Bill Pitts / Published Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:37 am
|68.||EthicsDaily.com Features Numerous Advent Resources|
The Advent season will soon be upon us. If you're looking for Advent materials, EthicsDaily.com has compiled numerous resources for Advent planning and reflection.
Zach Dawes / Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:10 am
|69.||Jesus Calls Us to Broader Understanding of Family|
Even though many of us often hate to admit it and seek to ignore it, Scripture teaches us we are all family, connected by the same heavenly father. When will we live out that truth?
Griff Martin / Published Monday, September 23, 2013 5:53 am
|70.||Christian Leaders Split from Pro-War Political Leaders over Syria|
A growing number of Christian leaders are speaking out against military intervention in Syria while an increasing number of U.S. politicians are lining up in support of bombing the country.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013 6:23 am
|71.||18 Resources for Labor Day Reflection from EthicsDaily.com|
Labor Day weekend offers ministers an opportunity to discuss Christian perspectives on work, and EthicsDaily.com's columnists have written nearly 20 articles on the subject.
Zach Dawes / Published Monday, August 26, 2013 6:29 am
|72.||Put Your Energy into Being Someone, Not Something|
Many people identify themselves by what they do. But some in nontraditional work roles struggle with self-esteem if they feel they don't measure up. The key? Focus on who you are.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:40 am
|73.||Will Your Church Connect with Sunday Workers?|
There's one factor that pulls some millennials away from church. Many, including millennials, work on Sundays. Does your church have a be-the-church mindset or go-to-church mindset?
Kate Hanch / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:40 am
The writer of Proverbs says when you are slow to anger, you show you are wise; when you are quick-tempered, you show yourself to be a fool. If you want to have a vibrant body, then have a tranquil heart, but if you’re going to be a hothead, you’re going to have some rotten bones. Those aren’t my words; those are the words of a wise man written so many eons ago. And how you respond to those words, how I respond to those words, will determine a lot about the rest of our lives.
Howard Batson / Published Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:07 pm
|75.||Millennials: A Voice to Call the Church to Faithfulness|
Concerned that the church is more style than substance, millennials believe they no longer fit in. But if they stick with the church, they can be a voice to call it back to faithfulness.
Mandy McMichael / Published Friday, August 2, 2013 6:18 am
|76.||Don't Let One Royal Baby Overshadow Another|
There's been a lot of chatter this week about Britain's royal baby. But let's not lose sight of that other baby from another kingdom, who lived among us a commoner.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, July 26, 2013 6:50 am
|77.||Life in the Double Bind|
No matter the double bind of what your role in the war between the siblings has been, whether you’re the one rattling all the pots and pans in the kitchen or whether you’re sitting in the circle of those who are talking about all the world’s big ideas, in truth we’re all guests at God’s table where there’s always enough and where God feeds us all.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:57 pm
|78.||On the Road with Jesus: Mary and Martha|
There is something going on here that is both urgent and important, and to take time for it, to make time for it, matters. “Mary has chosen the best part,” Jesus said to Martha. It’s not that all those other things aren’t important. It’s not that they are not urgent. But among the many choices you might make this one—to take some time out of your week to sit at the feet of Jesus, to listen to every word he says, to do your very best to live by his teaching—that’s the best choice of all.
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:07 pm
|79.||What You Can Do Now to Deepen Your Relationship With God|
Many of us desire a closer relationship with God. What's one of the single greatest things you can do to learn to be closer to God? Invest time in deepening your friendships.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Monday, July 22, 2013 6:42 am
|80.||The Woman Who Loved Much|
This story of the woman sitting on the floor has more layers to it than we can consider in one sitting, and often the church has focused on one or two of the surface issues but not come close to thinking it through in depth. There are multiple meanings from the simple to the complex. There are simple truths we can easily recognize about the power of shame and the grace of God, about contrition and forgiveness, about hypocrisy, and about hospitality.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:45 pm
|81.||While Flawed, Hollywood Recalls Bible's Radical Nature|
Hollywood's programs about our faith, such as The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries, may be flawed, but these visual representations remind us what a radical faith we have.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Monday, June 24, 2013 5:46 am
|82.||From Neurologist to Chaplain, I See Death From New Outlook|
As a neurologist, I often stayed with the family until the deceased was extubated, especially if the patient had been in my care. Now, I was staying for the first time as a chaplain.
Bill Holmes / Published Monday, May 27, 2013 5:11 am
|83.||Surprise! The Whole World Doesn't Speak English|
A funny thing happens when you grow up in the U.S., where most students take only two years of foreign language in high school to graduate: You believe everyone speaks like you.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, May 24, 2013 7:06 am
|84.||Hunger – The Hidden Cost of Tax Injustice|
Developing nations could eradicate poverty and hunger with lost revenue, a new report says. One reason they don't have the revenue? Corporate tax dodging.
Baptist Times Staff / Published Friday, May 24, 2013 7:02 am
|85.||All's Lost, All's Found|
We make decisions and then those decisions make us. Some decisions are mindless and seemingly meaningless. Others take rare courage and resolve. Our decisions are all a part of the arc of life we’re called to live. God help us to determine to stand in the crucial places, standing for the helpless and those enslaved unjustly.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:05 pm
|86.||Pain, Grief Remind Us We Need One Another|
Experiencing pain is a part of what it means to be human. It's part of what connects us to other human beings. At the end of the day, we all just want to be loved.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Friday, May 10, 2013 5:56 am
|87.||12 Sources to Help Your Church Plan for Mother's Day|
Mother's Day is a significant holiday, and church members have high expectations. Here are a dozen columns from EthicsDaily.com to help churches prepare their services.
Zach Dawes / Published Friday, May 3, 2013 6:56 am
|88.||Excuse-Making Hinders Fruitful Discipleship, Ministry|
Making excuses is at the heart of a troubling spirit that plagues U.S. churches. When we cease making excuses, we begin down the path of humble discipleship.
Bill Wilson / Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5:29 am
|89.||Wherever You're From, We All Crave Being Useful|
We will sometimes go to desperate lengths to feel useful. We forget others want to be validated for doing something, and we've got the gifts to help them.
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:29 am
|90.||Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children|
Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, explains how the organization is addressing the underlying causes of hunger in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:12 am
|91.||Time to Reclaim Proverbs 31: It's Not a To-Do List|
Proverbs 31 gives us images of a strong and resourceful woman, who isn't threatened or anxious. Too many of us read it prescriptively. It's not a to-do list. It shows a way to live.
Christina Gibson / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:14 am
|92.||The Invisible Poor in Your Own Back Yard|
The United States is a nation of plenty, yet some of our neighbors live with so little when we have so much. Why are the poor in our own back yards so invisible to us?
Elizabeth Evans Hagan / Published Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:48 am
|93.||Finding God in Nature Inspires Conservation Work|
Biblical ecology is a moral understanding of what God expects of us in relation to our world and those with whom we share it. It's careful management, not destruction and abuse.
Michael Lipford / Published Friday, March 22, 2013 6:41 am
|94.||Roger Williams: Champion of Religious Freedom|
Roger Williams, founder of the first Baptist church in the soon-to-be United States, championed religious freedom and absolute separation of church and state.
Leroy Seat / Published Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:57 am
The message of God’s word long before we get to Jesus’ death is that our lives really are all about grace, all about mercy. That we exist at all is a gift of grace. That we have air to breathe, and lungs to breathe with is a work of God’s mercy. Every moment of every day is grounded God’s love and grace.
David Hughes / Published Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:53 pm
|96.||Ambitious Study Weighs Divorce's Toll on Kids|
A new report releases an ambitious set of findings about the effects of divorce on children, urging church leaders to do more for the health of churches and the next generation.
Martin Marty / Published Friday, January 25, 2013 6:03 am
|97.||This Year, Give the Gift of Friendship|
Who needs your help today? Who needs you to be their Elizabeth, offering support, advice, guidance, encouragement and a blessing?
Bob Browning / Published Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:59 pm
|98.||Mothers of God|
Sisters and brothers, we have work to do. We have a response to give in the face of such suffering.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:30 pm
What if we committed ourselves to the work of the Kingdom, to doing the things Jesus would do until he comes to finish the job?
Jim Somerville / Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:21 pm
|100.||God With Us: Anticipation|
The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth encourages us to bring our fears to the feet of the One who is born into our midst this season, and leave them there. It is then that we will be rescued from the hands of our enemies and will be free to serve the Lord.
Randy Hyde / Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:44 pm