By: Paul Hobson The U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals have produced the "most successful anti-poverty movement in history," with the number of people now living in extreme poverty down by more than half.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Joel Gregory, who will deliver the closing sermon at the Baptist World Congress in South Africa this month, discusses the global Baptist witness in the latest Skype video from EthicsDaily.com.
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: James Gordon 'Austerity' has become quite the buzzword for governments. It's useful to explain why you need to policies that maintain the affluence of the rich and powerful while cutting back on programs that help the poor.
By: Shaun King The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states will be debated for years to come. Here are three observations to help Christians respond to our 5-4 culture.
By: Joe LaGuardia The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world. A reported 6,000 are stranded at sea, and they're prime candidates for terrorist recruitment.
By: Bruce P. Rittenhouse (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings) Why do U.S. citizens remain attached to a consumeristic form of life? It performs the religious function of providing them with an answer to the existential problem of meaning.
Bruce P. Rittenhouse (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
By: Fayiah S. Tamba Although God has instructed children to obey their parents, that doesn't mean they should listen to negative commands that may hinder their relationships with God. Parents have a responsibility, too.
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
"Noah" By: Terry Austin You might enjoy "Noah" if you don't expect a spiritual experience. If you're a big fan of robots and apocalyptic movies, this film may be what you're seeking. (Photo: Paramount Pictures) Terry Austin