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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

Face-to-face encounters possess great potential for good or evil. Some like to stir the pot of public discourse; others seek greater understanding and fruitful dialogue. Christians should avoid the former and model the latter. […] Read More

Baptists should be among the leaders who are creating and developing healthy environments for productive conversations concerning the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in the church. […] Read More

The church has entered an era when difficult conversations are more important than ever. In our polarized society, it’s vital for the church to come together for dialogue, listen to each other and seek the middle ground. […] Read More

Do you have the courage to show up to hard conversations? It’s no secret that courage is in high demand in these times we’re living in. In our polarized-everything culture right now, it’s so easy to unfollow our social media “friends” who don’t believe as we do. It’s easy to worship, work and play only […] Read More

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield coined the phrase, “You don’t have to be wrong for me to be right,” in his masterful book on radical inclusion. In Western culture, we have decided that the only way to solve complicated issues is through rigorous debate in which there are clear winners and losers. This dichotomy has deepened in […] Read More

What would it mean for Christians to make listening a cornerstone of Christian-Muslim relations? David Vishanoff calls this “sacrificial listening.” Vishanoff is a professor of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. He grew up in France, where his parents were Christian missionaries, and he attended Gordon College in Massachusetts. In an 18-minute talk (timestamp […] Read More

Many challenges face the church today, but one of the most significant is our ability to live, function and minister in a world that is increasingly diverse. Perhaps the issue is not that the world is more diverse but that this diversity has become part of our everyday lives. More than ever before, the world […] Read More

When I sit down with couples who are either married or thinking about marriage, one of the first things we tend to work on is the ability to listen attentively to each other. Listening attentively is more difficult than it sounds. Usually, when we are speaking with another person, our brain is preoccupied with what […] Read More

Amid all the game playing in Washington and in Frankfort, Ky., perhaps there is a lesson to be learned from Kentucky’s other religion: basketball. Recently, the Courier-Journal sports section questioned whether University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng is overly fatigued from playing too many minutes. Writer Tim Sullivan said Dieng’s “instincts are invariably selfless.” Quoting […] Read More