By: Agnes Howard The same ultrasound that allows parents to recognize their developing child allows healthcare providers to terminate a pregnancy. We've become fluent in describing the same thing in different contexts.
By: Zach Dawes Reaction to the nuclear pact between Iran and six leading global nations was partisan and often reflected extreme positions. A wiser position would be to learn what's in it before drawing conclusions.
By: Jon Kuhrt Homelessness brings together a whole range of social issues - the political issues of material poverty, the moral issues of families and relationships and the personal issues relating to a person's inner identity.
By: Griff Martin More than a half-century after Harper Lee published her only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," she returns to continue the story of Scout, no longer a child, and Atticus Finch in "Go Set a Watchman."
By: Barry Howard Our ancestors envisioned a nation in which liberty and justice would be for all people. Some folks, however, have reduced 'liberty' to a license for self-centeredness and 'justice' to mere retaliatory action.
By: Chuck Summers With all the other news swirling in recent weeks, one overlooked item is a study that says recent extinction rates of species are accelerating at an alarming rate. The culprit? Humans.
By: Vinoth Ramachandra The U.N. observes World Refugee Day every June to honor those forced to flee their home countries under the threat of war, persecution, conflict and environmental disasters. Did your church participate?
By: Thomas Kidd Even if it's only late-arriving symbolism, the Confederate flag's removal from South Carolina's statehouse is the right thing to do. However, its removal does nothing to address massive ethnic inequalities.
By: Larry Coleman The toxic racism that's torn at our nation has its roots in prejudice, a more subtle part of our worldview. To eradicate racism, we must first deal with the prejudices learned in our own homes.
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.
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.
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: 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?
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.
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.