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Author Robert Parham

Robert M. Parham (1953 - 2017) was the founder and executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics from 1991 to 2017. He served as executive editor of EthicsDaily.com, BCE's website, from its launch in 2002 until 2017.

Seven columnists have shared why they support financially EthicsDaily.com. They are pastors, professors, denominational leaders and a layperson. While each explained their support on different grounds, three themes kept surfacing – trust, reliability and resources. First is trust. “I believe and trust in the leadership and staff,” wrote Emmanuel McCall, pastor of the First Baptist […] Read More

When my daughter asks what I want for Christmas, I always cite one of my all-time favorite movie dialogues. It comes from “Sneakers” (1992), a movie about computers, espionage and the U.S. government. Played by James Earl Jones, National Security agent Bernard Abbott asks what a rag-tag team wants. Whistler (David Russell Strathairn) answers, “I […] Read More

No sooner will we leave Bethlehem than we will journey to Samaria. The sanctuary greenery and Christmas tree will be safely stored before we return to a culture in conflict. One wonders what message we will carry from Christmas to Martin Luther King Day and then the inauguration three days later of a new president. […] Read More

No sooner will we leave Bethlehem than we will journey to Samaria. The sanctuary greenery and Christmas tree will be safely stored before we return to a culture in conflict. One wonders what message we will carry from Christmas to Martin Luther King Day and then the inauguration three days later of a new president. […] Read More

If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito. A well-known truth is that small things, insignificant things, can have a huge impact. Growing up in Nigeria, we slept under mosquito nets in the early years. Later, our houses had screens. But even screens didn’t […] Read More

Revelation 3:8 was posted in large black letters on orange paper on the classroom’s front bulletin board: “Behold, I have set before you an open door and no man can shut it.” Over the course of those terrifying days of tribal genocide in 1966, missionaries and Nigerians opened doors to do what their Christian faith […] Read More

Your church will profit from showing our new feature-length film on what missionaries did to save lives in Nigeria in 1966 during a time of tribal genocide. The DVD and accompanying book are compelling, inspiring accounts that will deepen your church’s commitment to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. If you think I’m merely […] Read More

The best song of the year at the Country Music Association’s 2016 awards was “Humble and Kind.” It’s a timely, needed song for getting America back to basics after a bruising, nasty, disappointing presidential election. Let’s read the words. Let’s watch the video. Let’s sing along; let’s live the song. One treasured verse says, “Go […] Read More

Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg’s Castle Church on Oct. 31, 1517. That bold declaration triggered the second major split within Christianity. The first came when the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church parted company in the great schism of 1054. After Pope Leo X excommunicated the Catholic priest Luther, […] Read More

A chilling five-minute Pentagon video warns of the breakdown – the collapse, the anarchy – by 2030 in mega-cities. It’s a dystopian future, one that is the opposite end from a utopian future. The film is being shown at the cutting-edge educational institution for the military. It calls for a new military doctrine to face […] Read More