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From the creation of the world in Genesis to the dire warning of tyranny’s destruction in Revelation, the Bible is filled with valuable lessons. Much of the Bible perpetuates truths about religious convictions and practices, but there are other more practical lessons to be learned as well. The Old Testament encouraged the rotation of crops […] Read More

Jesus was not executed because he offered thoughts and prayers to the poor, sick, marginalized and oppressed. Jesus was executed because he turned the powerful and their systems upside down with his radical inclusion of the “other” and his courageous actions against tyranny. More than any other recent Holy Week, I need to reflect upon […] Read More

Teenagers from around the world will march in Washington, D.C., and in their local communities on March 24 to protest gun violence, demanding that adults seriously consider sensible gun legislation. The march was planned by student organizers and Everytown for Gun Safety, following the mass shooting of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […] Read More

The EthicsDaily.com board of directors met in San Antonio, Texas, last week for our annual board meeting. The meeting was filled with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. While the board conducted important business, the most exciting news came when the board affirmed a new guiding vision for EthicsDaily.com’s future. The “E3 Initiative” is built […] Read More

Humor columnist Dave Barry once quipped, “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.'” How many times have you been in “that” meeting? You know the one. The meeting at work or church that […] Read More

John Smyth and Thomas Helwys fled England for Holland at the beginning of the 17th century. Migrating across the English Channel, Smyth and Helwys arrived on the shores of Holland as hopeful immigrants seeking to follow their conscience, practice their faith and discover a new life for them and their families. As Englishmen on foreign […] Read More

Valentine’s Day was in full swing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Lunch had just ended with lovesick students saying goodbye to their Valentines as they left for afternoon classes. Little did they know, their lives were about to change. At 2:19 p.m. EST, Nikolas Cruz stepped out of his Uber car […] Read More

Editor’s note: Baptist Center for Ethics founder Robert Parham (1953 – 2017) wrote the following editorial in Jan. 2014 in the event of Billy Graham’s death following Graham’s hospitalization in late 2013. Parham wrote it with the guidance, “Hold until needed.” It is published now following Graham’s death on Feb. 21, 2018. Billy Graham’s letter […] Read More

The scientific term for altering the direction of light is refraction. Light moves consistently in a straight line until the moment it encounters an object that either redirects it or stops it altogether. Usually, this redirection only occurs in distinct, sharp angles. However, only water can actually bend light into an arc. So, let’s wade […] Read More

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield coined the phrase, “You don’t have to be wrong for me to be right,” in his masterful book on radical inclusion. In Western culture, we have decided that the only way to solve complicated issues is through rigorous debate in which there are clear winners and losers. This dichotomy has deepened in […] Read More