By: Gary Furr Thanksgiving is a sober and joyful realization that without God and God's gifts we could not survive. And there's no better illustration than Squanto, whose generosity helped the Pilgrims survive their first brutal year.
By: Chuck Summers Awe has a way of binding people together, to make them think more about "we" than "me." Find ways to bring more awe into your life. It's good not only for your soul, but also for others.
By: Chris Hall Many folks strive to be green, but it can be an expensive choice. We are stewards of our resources and this planet. We must find the balance between watching our pennies and caring for the planet.
By: James Gordon The onslaught of news - human suffering, global disaster, brutal conflict, economic doom and political instability - hits us from all directions all the time. Do Christians avoid the news or learn to listen differently?
By: Suzie Lahoud The tendency for selfish nationalistic policy and shifting blame toward the other is not a Lebanese problem. It is a human problem. We lack a moral and social imagination that can envision the needs of the other.
By: Craig Bird In today's antagonistic culture, many people are quick to wound others with their words. They see it as their right to say anything about anyone; if others don't like it, tough. The Bible, however, commands us to love.
By: Leroy Seat Many have tried to create utopian communities. In spite of all the grand plans and lofty ideals, the attempts have been doomed by pride, greed, sloth and other inherent human weaknesses.
By: Simon Jones It's mid-afternoon at the refugee camp in Calais, France. An autumn sun warms the air and the show is about to begin. A government spokesperson explains to the press that this is not a destruction, but a cleansing.
By: Beth Allison Barr While most evangelicals avoid all or much of Halloween because of its alleged pagan elements, it is not a pagan holiday. Most Halloween traditions are medieval or early modern in their origin.
By: Chris Smith The most contentious election season will soon be over, but the words will linger, including the lewd remarks against women. Far from locker-room talk, abusive words can lead to abusive action.
By: Ashley al-Saliby We must reject the superiority and hatred in all of us because it leads to horrors that we couldn't imagine our friends and neighbors capable of carrying out. With love, we must stand up for our Muslim neighbors.
By: Ashley al-Saliby Three men were arrested for planning to bomb a Muslim community in Kansas. Not too far back in our history, another group successfully carried out a similar atrocity. Where does such murderous hatred begin?
By: Mitch Carnell The presidential campaign rhetoric is at a fever pitch with much worse to come. In our unsettled political climate, we all need to take a step back, take a deep breath and moderate our speech and behavior.
By: Michael Parnell Movies are an art form. There's much more going on than pretty pictures up on a screen. One church is connecting with its community by showing secular movies and discussing their spiritual messages.
By: Stacy Sergent Our society encourages and praises workaholism, but working too much and neglecting our own needs inevitably leads to burnout. Here are five ways you can care for yourself on the job.
By: Stuart Blythe Social media reveals that Christians viscerally hold different views on ethical issues. However, we must find other places to express those differences than only social media. Maybe church is a good place to start.
By: Jeni Martin Our human need for companionship is great and runs deep in our souls. We aren't meant to be alone, isolated or to survive on our own. Many who live on the fringe of society merely lack a healthy community.
By: Roger Olson College, university, professional and amateur sports are in need of reform. Athletics should be demoted from what it has become and returned to its proper role among other practices and events in society.
By: Mitch Randall After 15 years, you would assume our society has grown up regarding the relationship between Christians and Muslims. At times, the opposite seems true. We must set aside our ignorance and biases.