Paternalism, Dependency Plague Christian Missions
Paternalism, Dependency Plague Christian Missions

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many missionaries and their agencies fall into the trap of paternalism, creating a sense of dependency in the people of less-developed regions. Here are six ways to avoid this pitfall.

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Long-Term Student Debt Injures the Common Good
Long-Term Student Debt Injures the Common Good

By: James Gordon
When students leave universities buried in debt, they have little time to think about changing society. Education has been reduced to a commodity, and students must focus on paying off long-term debt.

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When Fear Goes to Your Church
When Fear Goes to Your Church

By: Mark Tidsworth
Introducing threat and fear into a community generates immediate attention. With preachers and politicians leveraging the emotional power of fear, is it any wonder church members are catching this fear, too?

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Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, even though progress has been made to address it the last 15 years, the U.N. says. And many consumers may be unaware they contribute to the problem.

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How Christian Apologetics Works Against Missions
How Christian Apologetics Works Against Missions

By: David Fitch
Christian apologetics trains us to think we have the answers before hearing the questions. In that respect, it harms mission work. We can't presume to know answers when we haven't taken time to listen.

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Microfinance's Mystical Lure All But Evaporated
Microfinance's Mystical Lure All But Evaporated

By: Hugh Sinclair
Microfinance was once all the rage, the capitalist panacea to eliminate poverty. But its mystical lure has evaporated. How could we believe indebting the poor could help them escape poverty?

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EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists
EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As part of its extensive coverage of the Baptist World Alliance's 2015 World Congress, held in Durban, South Africa, EthicsDaily.com staff interviewed a number of Baptists on a variety of topics.

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Blunt Political Rhetoric Entertains But Does it Help?
Blunt Political Rhetoric Entertains But Does it Help?

By: Colin Harris
Instead of providing substantive deliberation on important issues, our politicians increasingly rely on blunt and shocking remarks designed to give them a poll bump. But this 'politi-tainment' undermines our process.

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Greece's Economic Woes Will Hurt Many People
Greece's Economic Woes Will Hurt Many People

By: Bob Newell
The ongoing economic struggles of Greece are far more than a simple lesson in contemporary economics. The nation's inhabitants face a raft of life-altering and unpleasant downturns.

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Franklin Graham and the Politics of Fear
Franklin Graham and the Politics of Fear

By: Arthur Brown
Franklin Graham's recent anti-Muslim Facebook post demonstrates paranoia, ignorance and fear to a degree that is almost unbelievable. He has lost sight of some of the central tenets of the faith he professes.

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Your Church's Choice: Common Ground or Conflict
Your Church's Choice: Common Ground or Conflict

By: Jerrod Hugenot
Diverse churches have many opportunities to become a stumbling block. The challenge is not to decide who is right or wrong, but whether or not they begin from a place of common ground.

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West African Baptists Teach Congress about Ebola
West African Baptists Teach Congress about Ebola

By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from around the world, meeting in Africa for the Baptist World Congress, heard updates from those in western African nations impacted by last year's Ebola epidemic, which claimed more than 11,000 lives.

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Prophets See World for What It Could Be
Prophets See World for What It Could Be

By: Larry Eubanks
What's the role of a prophet? Whether they're from the pages of history or at work in our society today, a prophet doesn't accept the way things are but envisions a world where peace and justice reign.

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The 3 Balancing Acts of Leadership
The 3 Balancing Acts of Leadership

By: Kevin Hagan
If you want to be a leader who fulfills your promises and accomplishes tasks in line with the mission of your organization, then you must start with clarity. Here are three balancing acts every leader faces.

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Baptists from Nazareth Appeal to Global Baptists at Congress
Baptists from Nazareth Appeal to Global Baptists at Congress

By: Brian Kaylor
Speaking about interfaith dialogue, peacemaking, theological education and Christian tourism, Arab Baptists from Nazareth spoke about their ministries and hopes at the Baptist World Congress.

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