Baptists Send Cheese, Letter about Religious Liberty to POTUS
Baptists Send Cheese, Letter about Religious Liberty to POTUS

By: Zach Dawes
Religion can and should play a role in shaping society, but it should do so by offering a moral compass through public witness that retains a distinction and distance from politicians and parties.

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How to Lose the Next Generation of Church Leaders
How to Lose the Next Generation of Church Leaders

By: Ircel Harrison
If your congregation wants to enlist and nurture a new generation of church leaders, it won't happen by putting them on committees, especially if most of those assignments don't provide any sense of fulfillment.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Paul Msiza
Profiles In Goodwill: Paul Msiza

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Paul Msiza is pastor of Peniel-Salem Baptist Church in Pretoria and the Baptist World Alliance president for 2015-20. He served previously as general secretary of the South Africa Baptist Convention.

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Lenten Fast Like Juice Cleanse of Spiritual Toxins
Lenten Fast Like Juice Cleanse of Spiritual Toxins

By: Agnes Howard
The New Year's barrage of juice-cleanse ads promises atonement for holiday indulgence. Similarly, a Lenten fast helps you reflect on spiritual poisons you need to cleanse from your system.

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Why Ethicists Should Talk About Human+ Movement Now
Why Ethicists Should Talk About Human+ Movement Now

By: Roger Olson
Transhumanism, a movement that promotes the fundamental transformation of humanity through technology, is not taken seriously enough by many ethicists. One wonders what it will take to get their attention.

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Presidential Campaigns Distract from Common Good
Presidential Campaigns Distract from Common Good

By: Robert Parham
Sen. Ted Cruz has officially kicked off the race for the presidency with his announcement this week. Sadly, presidential campaigns wash away efforts to advance the common good.

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Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity
Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious faith is a distant third behind the influence of family and patriotism on self-identity in the United States, a recent survey conducted by The Barna Group says.

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How TED Talks Differ from Your Pastor's Sermon
How TED Talks Differ from Your Pastor's Sermon

By: Stephen Holmes
TED talks and sermons differ in one key area. Preachers need to remember that the sermon should never be about proposing new ideas, but about changing hearts and attitudes.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Jaclanel Moore McFarland
Profiles In Goodwill: Jaclanel Moore McFarland

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jaclanel Moore McFarland is a state district court judge in Houston and is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Her favorite verse, John 3:16, "sums up the whole Bible."

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6 Ways for Ministers to Build Trust, Transparency
6 Ways for Ministers to Build Trust, Transparency

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Pastors should be prepared to give an account of their ministry to the lay leaders of their churches. Here are six ways that pastors and churches can build trust and transparency.

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Ministering to Homeless by Restoring Right to Choose
Ministering to Homeless by Restoring Right to Choose

By: Hugh Hollowell
Homeless people first and foremost have lost their right to choose. Instead of denying them the ability to make choices, even bad ones, we should love them enough to restore their right to choose.

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Why Some Successful Pastors See Themselves Negatively
Why Some Successful Pastors See Themselves Negatively

By: Mark Tidsworth
Some pastors tend to discount their competence and success. When pastors believe God has given them what they need in order to serve well, they lead more effectively.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Pitts
Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Pitts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill Pitts, professor of church history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Learn why he regards the Book of Acts as his favorite.

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Can You Still Be Social in This Social-Media Era?
Can You Still Be Social in This Social-Media Era?

By: Jerrod Hugenot
Living in a 24/7 communication world, we are able to connect with people on an unprecedented level. However, social media runs the risk of turning us inward and separating from community.

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Restoring Creation Care to Our Theology
Restoring Creation Care to Our Theology

By: Larry Eubanks
Care for the earth is a part of biblical theology, but somehow it doesn't find its way into a lot of Christians' theology. If we are going to get our lives in line with the plans of God, we must recover this emphasis.

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