By: Brian Kaylor As genocide erupted in Rwanda in 1994, killing 800,000 people in about 100 days, President Bill Clinton verbally danced around the topic. Why his administration did so little continues to spark debate.
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.
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?
By: Christiana Z. Peppard (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings) We often take clean, fresh water for granted in the U.S., but billions of people around the globe lack potable water. For corporations and governments, water is also a source of wealth and power.
Christiana Z. Peppard (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
By: Arthur Brown Rather than labeling young recruits of ISIS as crazy or evil, we should try to understand the conditions that made them willing to join. How can peace-loving churches and mosques work together to respond?
By: Ircel Harrison It's not enough to identify and disciple leaders for the church. Leaders need to invest their time to mentor young leaders who will in turn invest their time training the following generation.
By: Bill Wilson Weekly church attendance is in serious decline as loyal members attend less frequently than before. Here are 10 of the most frequent places they go on Sundays when they're not in church.
By: David Hull Churches are either guardians or gardeners. Is yours protecting the ministries that were planted yesterday or digging new soil, planting new seeds and pruning back the old so that new growth can occur?
By: James Gordon With the same winning ingredients as its predecessor, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" offers an amusing and poignant reminder that growing older has its positives. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)
Selma By: Courtney Pace Lyons We need movies that show the horrors of our history in plain view. We need movies that stir our souls, quicken our heartbeats and empower our feet to take steps for change. "Selma" delivers. (Photo: Paramount Pictures) Courtney Pace Lyons
"Godzilla" By: Brock Ratcliff The new "Godzilla" does not disappoint. The monsters look great, and the destruction is grand and thorough. This is no mock-up of Tokyo being trampled by a man in a costume. (Photo: Warner Bros.) Brock Ratcliff
"Heaven is for Real" By: Roger Olson Based on the best-seller about the purportedly true story of a 4-year-old's visit to heaven, "Heaven is for Real" is a surprising film, treating evangelical Christianity sympathetically. (Photo: Sony Pictures) Roger Olson