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Some fear that life is too precarious to live. If life were a motorcycle, they would tell you don’t rev it up too much; don’t go into uncharted territory. Play it safe. Instead, say “yes” to the calling to be freely and fully alive. […] Read More

You may not be able to be 100% certain that every purchase you make is free of child exploitation or trafficking, but you can begin to make a difference by showing companies adding to the problem that you will buy with a purpose. […] Read More

The Hellenistic Roman world, both pre and post the beginning of Christianity, viewed women as subordinate to men. It’s no surprise then that patriarchal language ended up in some portions of the New Testament. […] Read More

For churches to help undo racism, it will take more than being nice to each other and planning pulpit exchanges. It involves dismantling racial power dynamics in our systems, institutions and culture that privilege white people. […] Read More

Like a wind powering a sailboat on the ocean, the Holy Spirit steers us toward a lifestyle of service and simplicity, keeps us grounded in grace and helps us navigate the diminishing and emerging expressions of church. […] Read More

Certain fundamentalists often cite one verse to justify their ban on women preaching in church. It’s a common trick: Isolate a verse, declare it to be universal and offer one interpretation of the text as the “biblical position.” […] Read More

Child labor trafficking goes on all around us. If a child says he or she is being forced to work for little or no pay or is in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, we must be ready to take steps to ensure their safety. […] Read More

The church is at their best when we dialogue with respect, humility and love. That’s why EthicsDaily is a safe place for difficult and critical conversations while encouraging sojourners who disagree to be contributing columnists. […] Read More

We have a clear understanding about God and Jesus, but the Holy Spirit has often been the third wheel of the Trinity. I’ve been inspired by a new way to think about the Trinity, which puts more responsibility on us as believers. […] Read More

You would like to think a university would rise up and take a courageous stand for human dignity and respect. Yet, despite public support, Baylor University leaders refuse to recognize an LGBTQ student group on campus. […] Read More