'The Magnificent Seven'
'The Magnificent Seven'

By: Michael Parnell
Is 'The Magnificent Seven' a great movie? Not by a long shot, but it's not a bad movie either. And even a bad Western is generally better than most good movies. (Photo: MGM)

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Amish Grace: The Only Option for Jesus' Followers
Amish Grace: The Only Option for Jesus' Followers

By: Leroy Seat
Ten years ago, a man entered an Amish school and shot 10 girls, killing five and leaving one with a severe brain injury. The Amish community's response of grace and forgiveness is a lesson for all.

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Getting Some Perspective This Election Season
Getting Some Perspective This Election Season

By: Blake McKinney
Have you been sucked into the election hype this year? Are you convinced the future of the world hinges on November's vote? If your answers are yes, is your view of God really that small?

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Don't Be Blind to Idolatry's Silent Partner
Don't Be Blind to Idolatry's Silent Partner

By: Colin Harris
While the presumption of divine prerogative may be the more obvious expression of idolatry, the failure to see the divine presence in the life of the "other" seems to be a subtle partner that is just as damaging.

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Returning Evangelism to Moderate Baptist Life - Part 2
Returning Evangelism to Moderate Baptist Life - Part 2

By: Bob Ferguson
Many moderate Baptist churches are more like Christian clubs - in which everyone resembles everyone else - than churches. If your church looks a lot like you, chances are you're in a club and not a church.

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You Don't Realize How Weird Church Is
You Don't Realize How Weird Church Is

By: Nick Lear
Most adults in churches have grown so used to what we do that we don't realize how weird church is for the vast majority of people, even more so for children and young people. And many of them leave when they're adults.

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Returning Evangelism to Moderate Baptist Life - Part 1
Returning Evangelism to Moderate Baptist Life - Part 1

By: Bob Ferguson
Evangelism has become a missing element in moderate Baptist life. If sharing the good news doesn't become the central focus of our mission, U.S. Protestant Christianity will lose its slow battle with attrition.

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Many Christians Obsessed with Keeping Up Appearances
Many Christians Obsessed with Keeping Up Appearances

By: Mitch Randall
The techniques of a capitalistic marketplace have penetrated the church and are instilled in many Christians' everyday lives. In our efforts to keep up appearances, we're lying to ourselves and to God.

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Caring for God's Creation in East Asia
Caring for God's Creation in East Asia

By: Hailey Brenden
People in nations with few resources will be hardest hit by climate change. One Baptist worker is doing his part to change that by working with the garment and textile industries in an eastern Asian country.

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U.S. Catholics' Views of Islam Largely Negative
U.S. Catholics' Views of Islam Largely Negative

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Few U.S. Catholics have positive views of Islam or know a Muslim personally, a Georgetown University report says, with 30 percent holding very or somewhat unfavorable views of Islam.

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When We Need to Reinterpret the Rules
When We Need to Reinterpret the Rules

By: Terrell Carter
Some Christians adopt a strict adherence to understanding and applying God's law in only one way. As a result, they miss out on what God wants to accomplish in their midst.

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Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change
Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many Americans believe climate change and global warming are due to the effects of human activities. However, based on their varied responses, they're uncertain on the best way to move forward.

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5 Lessons Learned by a Local Church Pastor
5 Lessons Learned by a Local Church Pastor

By: Matt Sapp
Pastors have many lessons they've learned over the course of their ministry. One local pastor shares five of them. The first one? Slow and steady wins the race. Church work is no sprint.

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Aiding Strangers More Common Than Charitable Giving, Volunteering
Aiding Strangers More Common Than Charitable Giving, Volunteering

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Global adults are more likely to help a stranger in need than to donate money to charity or volunteer time, a Gallup report found.

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Discovering Spiritual Messages in Secular Films
Discovering Spiritual Messages in Secular Films

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.

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