|Moral Discernment Necessary to Determine When to Wait, When to Act
If patience is a virtue to which Christians aspire, then impatience and passivity – resting at opposite ends of the continuum – are temptations to which Christians often succumb.
"Duck Dynasty" Offers Good, Clean Television Fun
The bearded and camouflage-clad men of TV's "Duck Dynasty" prove that a show can be a hit without profanity and promiscuity. Just ask the 9.6 million who saw the finale.
Released Prisoners Head to Bus Stop, Rummage Through Executed Man's Belongings
Executed April 9, Rickey Lynn Lewis left behind a few possessions – shoes, slippers, a coffee pot, soap, deodorant, a few clothes. Not much, but they held great value to newly freed prisoners.
Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children
Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, explains how the organization is addressing the underlying causes of hunger in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on Middle East Conference
A Middle East conference in Lebanon will examine the Christian and Islamic perspectives on human rights and responsibilities, says Martin Accad in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
Russell Moore to Replace Richard Land as SBC's Ethics Chief
Russell Moore, a dean and vice president at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will replace Richard Land as Southern Baptists' new ethics chief.
International Humanitarian Law and Syria
With International Humanitarian Law not followed in Syria, should Christians advocate for the law's respect? Does supporting the law lead us to compromise our faith?
As Dow Rises, Don't Forget Those Left Behind
The Dow breaks 15,000, and everyone starts cheering. Or are they? We must not forget the homeless, poor, elderly and children who suffer because of sequestration.
Five U.S. Presidents, Five Great Americans
The photo of President Obama and the four former U.S. presidents is a reminder that, with all of their faults and virtues, these men represent what unites us as a people.
European Baptists Model Ecumenism, Community Engagement
A Baptist church in Poland reflects how other local churches are building positive relationships with people of other faiths without losing sight of the purpose of the church.
Albanians Face Personal Odysseys in Greece's Economy
The Odyssey, an ancient Greek epic poem, is the tale of one man's frustrated attempt to return home. Today in Greece, many Albanians endure their own personal odysseys.
How a Baptist Associational Meeting Made My Day
What's more exciting than a Baptist associational meeting? Some might say just about anything. But here's why one Baptist pastor was moved to tears at her local meeting.
3 Essentials for Effective Conflict Management
No one can eliminate all conflict in a church, but motivated and effective leaders prevent much conflict from even developing. Here are three ways they do it.
Responsible Microfinance: Not Just Loans
A Christian microfinance charity says its focus is on transforming lives, not making money, and it goes to people and places ignored by micro-financiers more focused on profit.
Minority Scholars Draw Strength Sharing Their Stories
The first-ever gathering of a group of minority scholars was a chance to share stories of oppression in the hopes of working toward restoration, justice and reconciliation.
Using Pinterest to Advance the Common Good
Pinterest has been growing in popularity since going live in 2010. And now EthicsDaily.com has created a Pinterest page to offer another way for you to advance the common good.
Urban Garden Produces Abundant Lessons for Students
When inner-city children plant an urban garden at school, they soon put into practice math, science and language-arts skills. And who knows what other creative ideas will sprout?
Newspaper Committed to Nonviolence, Social Justice
The Catholic Worker newspaper, which first published 80 years ago on May 1, was committed to nonviolence and social justice. Dorothy Day, a Catholic activist, was one of its founders.
When Cable TV, Social Media Become Bad
Nothing's inherently wrong with cable TV, social media and the Internet. They become bad if they control us and lead us to make destructive and immoral choices.
An Ordinary Hotel Room Gives Birth to Redemption
It was an ordinary hotel room the night before, but something was different that night. For a mother and her three children, it became a little corner of heaven.
Counselors Help You Navigate Rough Waters
It takes a skilled guide to navigate a boat through the twists and turns of a swamp. How much more do we need a skilled counselor to help us navigate our relationships?
5 Reasons Why I Am Convinced Allah is God
Although vital differences exist, Islam clearly recognizes a common affinity with both Judaism and Christianity and deliberately worships the God of both Christians and Jews.
Baptists, Muslims Seek Common Ground, Peace
A growing suspicion of Muslims has become part of our national discourse, but a gathering of Muslim and Baptist leaders met to seek common ground and mutual peace.
How Friendship Dinners Aid Interfaith Engagement
The same kinds of tensions that once existed between Christians and Jews in this country now exist between Christians and Muslims. Isn't it time to get to know each other?
"42," the story of baseball's Jackie Robinson, may not win the best picture, but it will touch something deep within you. And that makes this picture a home run. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
"Oz the Great and Powerful"
Sure, it has its shortcomings, but "Oz the Great and Powerful" tells the origin of The Wizard, a conman transported to a magical land where he soon becomes a messiah. (Photo: Disney)
"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to go to your nearest theater and see "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," one of the best popcorn movies of 2011. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
"A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age"
Christian churches in the West today are in desperate need of repentance and renewal but need a guiding ethical method, says Glen Stassen in "A Thicker Jesus."
"Pershing: Commander of the Great War"
In "Pershing: Commander of the Great War," John Perry gives an overview of a man we can identify as the first modern military commander, along with the forces that shaped him.
Baseball Book Covers the Bases on Japan, WWII
A new book shows how baseball built up goodwill between the U.S. and Japan in the 1930s and how quickly that goodwill evaporated when Japan set its mind to war.
'Save the Day'
The title song opens the collection by juxtaposing elaborate pleasures with simple ones. It comes closer to rock-and-roll than any other selection on the album and grabs the attention of the listener, alerting us to the significance of the word "day," which appears at least once in ten of the twelve songs.
Court Says Quebec Parents Can’t Pull Students Out of Religion Class
TORONTO (RNS) Canada's highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics and world religions.
Rick Santorum Defends Views on Obama’s Theology
WASHINGTON (RNS) Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is defending his views questioning prenatal testing and President Obama's "theology."
President Obama’s Five Most Personal Religious Statements
(RNS) In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a "phony theology" not based on the Bible.