By: Christina Embree Kids raised in religious homes, specifically Christian fundamentalist homes, tend to be more judgmental, less altruistic and more punitive than kids raised without religion. How do we turn it around?
By: Larry Eubanks Interpreting Scripture is a wonderfully complicated endeavor because the Bible is a complex compilation of literature. Even when a verse has a clear meaning, there may be more we need to know.
By: Nick Lear Many Christians approach discipleship with this attitude: What's the minimum I have to do to get by? Instead, we should offer our lives as "living sacrifices by striving for excellence in whatever we do.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Homelessness declined by 2 percent from last year; the numbers of homeless kids declined by 6 percent, and 18- to 24-year-olds by 9 percent. But well over a half-million remain homeless each night.
By: Preston Clegg Perhaps the most insidious characteristic of fear is how quickly it draws us into vicious cycles. Fear causes us to see the worst in others, and therefore, it brings out the worst in us.
By: Colin Harris The marriage between the evangelical and political right seems to have evolved into a relationship where the power it sought is now defining that faith and its responses to issues. But there may be hope.
By: Gary Furr ISIS' world is totally closed to any rational thought. They believe their bizarre theology is correct and that they are the tripwire to cause the world's end, said a French citizen held captive by ISIS for 10 months.
By: Brian Kaylor Southern Baptists' International Mission Board says it sold $18 million in overseas properties to cover missionary expenses in 2014, but that number doesn't match the agency's own 2014 audit.
By: Bill Wilson Ministry leaders are marked by fatigue and weariness. Their work is both deeply rewarding and immensely frustrating. When you feel exhausted or isolated, find those folks who will lift you up.
By: Dennis Bickers Many ministers start their ministry burdened by student debt while earning barely enough to make minimum payments on that debt. The difficult answer is to pay off that debt as soon as possible.
By: Brian Kaylor The head of Southern Baptists' International Mission Board said the elimination of up to 800 missionary positions was necessary because of a $210 million spending deficit. But those numbers don't add up.
By: Jerrod Hugenot We talk about ministry as a vocation, but the word "vocation" was not meant only for the ordained pastor. Every Christian is called to be a minister, and Baptists affirm the priesthood of all believers.
By: Roger Olson Western civilization's ultimate poison is nominalism, which posits that transcendental ideals - truth, beauty and goodness - are only cultural creations and ultimately labels for individual perceptions.