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About Us

Our History is a division of the Baptist Center for Ethics, a Nashville-based 501(c)3 founded in 1991 by Robert Parham.

BCE was established with the mission of providing proactive, positive and practical ethics resources to churches. BCE held conferences and distributed newsletters, then began publishing curriculum and study guides, then moved into the Internet age by establishing a website,, in 1999 and distributing an e-newsletter in 2000.

In 2002, BCE launched, posting news, columns, movie and book reviews, features, editorials and other content each weekday. has built a global readership as it challenges people of faith to advance the common good.

In 2006, BCE and again turned to the best of available technology by starting to produce DVDs for use in faith communities. Topics explored in our DVDs include global poverty, immigration, interfaith relations, faith and politics, taxation, racism, prisons, and genocide. has also published dozens of free video interviews online.

Some long-time supporters continue to refer to us as BCE, though increasingly we are known as indication of the pervasiveness of the website.

Parham (1953 - 2017) died in March 2017 following a prolonged illness. He wrote an editorial almost weekly during his tenure as executive director of BCE and executive editor of, which are available here.

R. Mitch Randall was announced as the executive director / editor in October 2017, and he began his tenure in January 2018. His editorials are available here.

Our goal is to educate, engage and empower goodwill people of faith to pursue social justice and advance the common good.

We do so through our weekday publications on, which now houses thousands of free articles addressing pressing issues in real time, producing award-winning documentary films, conducting video interviews, managing the occasional conference, and distributing Bible study curriculum and study guides.