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Eighty-three percent of U.S. inmates were arrested at least once within the nine years following their release from incarceration, according to a U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report released on May 23. Many previous studies measured recidivism over a three- or five-year period. By extending its study to nine years, BJS found a significant […] Read More

A micro-documentary series focused on women in ministry will be jointly produced by Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) and EthicsDaily.com in 2018-19. Each micro-documentary will share a contextual story of one female minister in the U.S., focusing on her story and the setting in which she ministers. Focal points will include her calling, ministry highlights, […] Read More

Corey Fields is senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. 1. Where did you grow up? Harrisonburg, Virginia, a county seat town in the Shenandoah Valley. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The verse that probably guides my ministry and priorities more than any other is […] Read More

Nearly half of U.S. adults (49 percent) rate the moral values of the U.S. as “poor,” according to a Gallup survey released on June 1. Only 14 percent rated the state of the nation’s moral values as “excellent / good,” the lowest total since 2006, while 37 percent responded “fair,” a one-point increase from last […] Read More

Mary Alice Birdwhistell is senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Lawrenceburg in central Kentucky. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? I am especially drawn to Ephesians 3:20-21. It calls me to God-sized dreams that are so much bigger than […] Read More

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas is editor of The Christian Citizen, a publication of American Baptist Home Mission Societies. 1. Where did you grow up? Easton, Connecticut. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? 1 Corinthians 13. The vanity of all things if they are not rooted in and ordered by love, […] Read More

Nearly 51 million households in the U.S. lacked funds to buy basic necessities in 2016, according to a United Way study published on May 17. While there were 16.7 million households with income levels below U.S. poverty thresholds in 2016, the United Way study identified an additional 34.7 million households who could not meet their […] Read More

John Pierce is executive editor of Nurturing Faith Journal & Bible Studies (formerly Baptists Today). 1. Where did you grow up? In Boynton, an unincorporated community next to Chickamauga National Military Park in northwest Georgia, just over the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? […] Read More

The number of U.S. Christians who feel they have a personal responsibility to share their faith has declined over the past 25 years, according to a Barna Group report published on May 15. Those who affirm the statement, “every Christian has a responsibility to share their faith,” has declined 25 points, moving from 89 percent […] Read More

Michael Ruffin is curriculum editor with Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon, Georgia. 1. Where did you grow up? Barnesville, Georgia, which is about halfway between Atlanta and Macon on Highway 41. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Philippians 2:4-11. When I think about what it really means […] Read More