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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.