Why Our Society Better Pay Attention to Men, Boys
Why Our Society Better Pay Attention to Men, Boys

By: Roger Olson
Men and boys are falling behind in education, family life and the economy. As they continue to decline, they lose hope and turn to crime. And that affects everyone in society.

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8 Awesome Tips to Use the Bible on Social Media
8 Awesome Tips to Use the Bible on Social Media

By: Larry Eubanks
Christians often quote the Bible when discussing important issues on social media, but many use it to bash folks over the head. Here are eight things to remember when you use Scripture online.

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Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis
Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis

By: Zach Dawes
Migrants desperate to escape violence and persecution are being exploited by smugglers and traffickers. Although government action has been anemic, the faith community must point to a better path.

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Learning About Authority While Flying Without Engines
Learning About Authority While Flying Without Engines

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.

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Avoiding Unbalanced Stereotypes from News Hot Spots
Avoiding Unbalanced Stereotypes from News Hot Spots

By: Zach Dawes
Waco. Ferguson. Nigeria. We all know the violence that happened at these places, but the glimpses we receive via news reports never tell the whole story. How do we balance these unbalanced views?

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No Innocents in Battle for Environmental Sustainability
No Innocents in Battle for Environmental Sustainability

By: Sam Harrell
Our planet has a limited amount of resources. At some point, demand will outstrip supply. Instead of blaming others, we must realize we're all culpable and must work together to achieve sustainability.

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Slavery and Today's So-Called Job Creators
Slavery and Today's So-Called Job Creators

By: Colin Harris
Many who work two or more minimum-wage jobs find it difficult to break poverty's chains. There's an interesting parallel between those who defend the current system and those from the past who defended slavery.

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Responding to the Unrest in Baltimore
Responding to the Unrest in Baltimore

By: James Ellis
Is there a right way to respond to the uproar in Baltimore? Everyone responds to feelings of injustice and prejudice differently. To suggest any group should respond in one way is misguided. We can do better.

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After Boston Bombing, Could Execution Sermon Heal?
After Boston Bombing, Could Execution Sermon Heal?

By: Agnes Howard
Discussions about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sentencing abound in Massachusetts, which renounced the death penalty in 1984. What might be needed is not an execution, but an execution sermon.

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An Abuse Committed by Left and Right Ideologues
An Abuse Committed by Left and Right Ideologues

By: Roger Olson
People on the political and religious left and right do this all the time. It's so common we can be swayed by it even as we try to resist it. It should be called out. What is it?

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One Prisoner's Journey: The Long Road of Redemption
One Prisoner's Journey: The Long Road of Redemption

By: Colin Harris
Two years after his release from federal prison, Michael Santos has poured himself into a rigorous effort to make the lessons of his own experience available to others who are behind him on the path.

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Taxes: The Price of Civilization, Especially in the U.S.
Taxes: The Price of Civilization, Especially in the U.S.

By: David Brattson
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said. It is also what we pay for the privilege of being disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Should Churches Speak Up About Unhealthy Food Choices?
Should Churches Speak Up About Unhealthy Food Choices?

By: Zach Dawes
Food companies and restaurants spend millions each year on advertising their products to millions of viewers. Should churches place a greater emphasis on human health and the food we eat?

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Billy Graham: Locating the Legacy of America's Pastor
Billy Graham: Locating the Legacy of America's Pastor

By: Martin Marty (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
Billy Graham, now far into his 90s, has a rich legacy that has earned him the title of America's Pastor. No other Christian figure has been heard by as many people and potential converts.

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The Unique Ethical Struggle for the Middle Class
The Unique Ethical Struggle for the Middle Class

By: Colin Harris
The middle class faces a unique ethical challenge. Do we primarily look to the upper class with envy and a desire to be like them? Or do we look to the lower class with compassion and a desire to help?

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Do Your Words Grow Healthy or Toxic Landscapes?
Do Your Words Grow Healthy or Toxic Landscapes?

By: James Gordon
There's a connection between your words and human flourishing. When your words fall into the soil of other people's lives, do they create a healthy ecosystem or seep toxins into the landscape?

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