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Brent McDougal

Fewer U.S. adults identify as Christian while those who claim no religious affiliation are increasing. It’s time for churches to learn to swim in the reality of today’s religious currents. Here are 4 ways to stay afloat. […] Read More

God cares about the lost being found, the disconsolate comforted, the suffering helped, the poor lifted up. As Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us, you cannot love people from a distance. It involves relationships. […] Read More

Advent is about waiting for the world to change. Many of us, however, wait for the wrong things. We should be waiting – and working – for an end to poverty, for the oppressed to be set free, for an end to isolation and loneliness. […] Read More

Nearly half of U.S. adults feel lonely, especially young adults born in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. How can so much loneliness exist in a highly populated world? Our self-imposed patterns often lead to loneliness. […] Read More

We pursue status and wealth like prizes at a carnival game. Instead, if all of us could learn to live fully in God’s love, we wouldn’t be anxious about amassing life’s cheap, comparative prizes. […] Read More

Our nation is like a patchwork tapestry. Its beauty derives from its various colors and shapes, but common threads unite its form. While our nation frays at the seams, the common thread to knit us together is neighborliness. […] Read More

Jesus’ approach toward women was one of equality, dignity and empowerment, but many churches have fallen short of his example. Here are 3 ways your church can affirm the equal value and importance of women. […] Read More

EthicsDaily.com gathers a community who make a difference, unafraid to address timely issues that churches would rather not discuss. That’s why I support EthicsDaily.com […] Read More

Many young people today lack a belief that things can and will get better. While they have great hopefulness for a better world, they have little confidence that things will get anything but worse. […] Read More

The U.S. has a crisis of truth-telling. It’s among our top leaders and permeates our culture. Christians must be different, letting people know something greater than ourselves is at work in us. […] Read More