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Cliff Vaughn

Associate director, culture editor, managing editor and now media producer, Cliff Vaughn has held many roles during his 20 years at Baptist Center for Ethics. His wisdom and insight always promote civility and the common good. […] Read More

One year is dying, and another is about to be born. A variety of symbols surround this transition. Father Time. The Grim Reaper. Baby New Year. And most of them are more connected than people suppose. […] Read More

Our society no longer values facts. Holding an opinion in defiance of the tools of logic is our new norm. And many Christians, who claim to hold to Absolute Truth, are first to ignore mounting evidence and its logical conclusions. […] Read More

Genocide. Working on “The Disturbances” –’s documentary about how Christian missionaries and Nigerian pastors saved lives amid the horror of the 1966 genocide – changed my relationship to the word. […] Read More

Looking back on’s 2018 is an exercise in gratefulness. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite moments and experiences in the life of EthicsDaily. […] Read More

Ellen Di Giosia and First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tennessee, are the Baptist Center for Ethics’ pick as Baptists of the Year for 2017. Di Giosia and the church represent the best of the Baptist tradition. One readily sees in them hallmarks of the Baptist faith: embracing soul competency, practicing the priesthood of believers, […] Read More

The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy: “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7). Robert Parham mined Christian Scriptures for Truth. Once he believed he found it – and allowed time to reflect on that Truth – he […] Read More

Our news – with regard to immigrants, migrants and refugees – has me thinking often about my direct experience with the U.S.-Mexico border. It was January 2011, and I was working on the documentary “Gospel Without Borders” – a look at faith and immigration. The documentary would eventually include stories in: Iowa (about the […] Read More has just named Bill and Audrey Cowley, retired missionaries to Nigeria, as its 2016 Baptists of the Year. Bill and Audrey Cowley not only saved lives during a tribal genocide in Nigeria in 1966, but they also founded the Baptist High School (BHS) in Jos, Nigeria, in 1961. BHS emerged as a pre-eminent educational […] Read More

Three hundred twenty-three. That’s the tally of names – 323 – in a database of folks related to our latest documentary film, “The Disturbances.” The film chronicles the role Christian missionaries and Nigerian pastors played saving lives amid tribal genocide in 1966 Nigeria. While the list is long, what it represents is even longer: about […] Read More