Skip to site content gathers a community who make a difference, unafraid to address timely issues that churches would rather not discuss. That’s why I support […] Read More’s staff and writers confront tough and sensitive issues head on with integrity and fairness, including multiple perspectives and voices. That’s why I support […] Read More

At, we are working extremely hard bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. And we are seeking new partners like you to become investors in social justice. […] Read More

My support for / Baptist Center for Ethics means more than providing resources for an institution. It’s a way of strengthening a community of fellow travelers. […] Read More

The board of directors met in San Antonio, Texas, last week for our annual board meeting. The meeting was filled with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. While the board conducted important business, the most exciting news came when the board affirmed a new guiding vision for’s future. The “E3 Initiative” is built […] Read More

The board of directors sees a bright future for the organization and the Baptist movement. Meeting on March 8-9 at Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, the board heard (and unanimously approved) Executive Director Mitch Randall’s vision – the “E3 Initiative” – that will guide the organization into a new era of increased […] Read More

Humor columnist Dave Barry once quipped, “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.'” How many times have you been in “that” meeting? You know the one. The meeting at work or church that […] Read More

Robert Parham, founder and executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics, died March 5 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a prolonged illness. Funeral services will be held at noon today (March 13) at First Baptist Church in Nashville. Friends and colleagues have shared their reflections on Parham’s life, work, legacy and friendship: […] Read More

I met Robert Parham when he was my grader in an ethics class at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, 40 years ago. He didn’t like a paper I wrote and told me so, in no uncertain terms. I really didn’t appreciate someone pointing out what I knew was true: that I had […] Read More

Lyrics to the hymn, “Like a River Glorious,” have come to mind as I’ve reflected on my friendship with Robert Parham. “Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace / Over all victorious in its bright increase.” I lost a great friend in Robert, and it’s hard to minimize just how sobering the moment is […] Read More