By: Brian Kaylor Despite the technological and financial limitations that Cubans have faced over the last 50 years, Baptist leaders there report dramatic growth among churches over the last two decades.
By: EthicsDaily Staff A Baptist church in Kansas City, Missouri, will hold a series of 'provocative conversations' - human trafficking, racism, foster care and the future of education - and how they affect their community.
By: Philip Jenkins As an integral part of Western rhetoric, crusades indicated a noble or righteous struggle inspired by higher motives. The word is now actively toxic, suggesting religious fanaticism and Islamophobia.
By: Colin Sedgwick Is there a specifically Christian view of laughter? The Bible has very little to say about it, but some leaders from Christian history have some intriguing observations. So lighten up and enjoy.
By: Roger Olson The harsh rhetoric and overall lack of civility in politics is seeping into Christian communities. It's fine to hold a strong political opinion, but we should never ridicule those who disagree with us.
By: Matthew Hensley In colonial days, a common was owned by no one but belonged to all. In today's isolating society, churches can create a new commons - one founded on hospitality and not on what they might gain.
By: Brent McDougal Missions can't be a bait-and-switch to get people to come to a worship service. To grow a genuine mission work in your community, your church must invest time, attentiveness and love.
By: Dennis Bickers Some churches consider churches from other denominations as competitors. Instead of trying to build up our individual churches, let's unite with others as colleagues on mission with God.
By: James Gordon "Eye in the Sky" is a powerful exploration of the moral wilderness that is modern high-tech warfare. At the film's heart is a child, whose life hangs in the balance. (Photo: Bleecker Street)
By: Ircel Harrison 'Trumbo,' a film about a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter, reminds us how easily we turn on those who are different from us. It's particularly interesting in light of our current political climate. (Photo: Bleeker Street Media)