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Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain
Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain

By: Ferrell Foster With many of the seeking relief from chronic pain, millions in the U.S. are addicted to pain-killing opioids in the U.S. Jesus called us to care for the sick, and that includes those caught up in the opioid epidemic.

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The Unmerciful Servant Thrives in Our Government
The Unmerciful Servant Thrives in Our Government

By: Sean McKenzie With the Trump administration's plan to end DACA, hundreds of thousands of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants are at risk of deportation. Our nation offers mercy for the fortunate, inflexible justice for the desperate.

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What To Do When Confederate Symbols Can't Be Removed
What To Do When Confederate Symbols Can't Be Removed

By: Colin Harris Statues and symbols, such as those related to the Confederacy, can be an in-your-face effort to validate superiority and to justify injustice. While many can be removed, those that can't can be handled another way.

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5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking
5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking

By: Nell Green For every one victim of sex trafficking in the U.S., there are nine victims of labor trafficking. We must recognize and address labor trafficking with the same vigilance as sex trafficking. Here are 5 ways to do that.

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Gaining New Appreciation for Creation Care
Gaining New Appreciation for Creation Care

By: Marianna Hilldrup As we understand the vital ways in which people and the environment are interwoven, we gain a new appreciation for creation care. We are obliged to care for - and not dominate - the world around us.

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When Faith Leaders Must Make a Crucial 'Pivot'
When Faith Leaders Must Make a Crucial 'Pivot'

By: Colin Harris We know about the political pivot, when elected leaders transition a central campaign issue to the periphery as they begin to govern. Faith leaders must pivot too from their base of support to being a servant for all.

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Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'
Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'

By: Michael Middaugh As statues topple, and two sides gather, we are still wrestling with firmly held beliefs and emotion-laden ideologies that will continue to divide our nation if we're not careful.

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As New School Year Begins, Let's Praise Teachers
As New School Year Begins, Let's Praise Teachers

By: Trevor Barton Public school teachers walk into their classrooms each year to help students reach their academic standards and to make sure they're not hungry, alienated or overlooked. Their jobs are both simple and complex.

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The Spiritual Battle Yet to Be Fought After Charlottesville
The Spiritual Battle Yet to Be Fought After Charlottesville

By: J. Michael "Mickey" Robertson Other people will be different, like it or not. Our task is not to engage them in a fight, but to recognize the humanity within them. Only then can we win them over spiritually. That's our task - and it won't be easy.

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Where Will You Be for the Total Solar Eclipse?
Where Will You Be for the Total Solar Eclipse?

By: Keith Herron Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse on Aug. 21. For some Christians, this occurrence is wrought with spiritual meaning. Give it meaning if you wish or just enjoy the spectacle.

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NFL Players, Coaches from '70s Talk Racial Prejudice
NFL Players, Coaches from '70s Talk Racial Prejudice

By: Paul Putz In the height of the civil rights era, how did self-professed Christian football players and coaches 45 years ago respond to questions about racism? Here are their answers.

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What's Keeping You From Crossing Cultural Barriers?
What's Keeping You From Crossing Cultural Barriers?

By: David Draper People who cross are paths from different cultures offer great opportunities for developing friendships and discussing beliefs. Sadly, not everyone is interested in nurturing these relationships.

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How Your Church May Be Like Comic-Con
How Your Church May Be Like Comic-Con

By: Michael Parnell It takes a lot of volunteers to run a massive event like Comic-Con. Often, those volunteers are placed wherever a warm body is needed with no thought to their skills or gifts. Kind of like some churches.

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The Danger of Living Near the Edge of Integrity
The Danger of Living Near the Edge of Integrity

By: Colin Harris
We all affirm the importance of living with integrity, yet many choose to live as close to its edge as possible. Instead of teetering on integrity's edge, we should practice a lifestyle of centered integrity.

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Kenya's Motto: Good Locally, Not So Much Nationally
Kenya's Motto: Good Locally, Not So Much Nationally

By: Leroy Seat
The Kenyan term, Harambee, is the east African nation's motto and means everyone pulling together. While local goals are good, some social and educational needs are best served on a national level.

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2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1
2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1

By: Gordon King
We each struggle to live in the tension between egoism and altruism in our personal lives. The egoist is motivated by self-interest, personal benefit and happiness; the altruist by the common good and others' well-being.

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Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others

By: David Swartz As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.

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Interfaith Dialogue Brings Community to Life Again
Interfaith Dialogue Brings Community to Life Again

By: Kathryn Kraft Although the Central African Republic's civil war was not religiously motivated, the violence led to a breakdown in social cohesion between Christians and Muslims. Here's how faith leaders in one village came together.

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In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'
In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'

By: Larry Eubanks Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone plays by the rules and honestly seeks truth. Others practice "bold subterfuging," intentionally lying to gather more money or power for themselves.

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When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders
When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders

By: Ron Rolheiser Many churches and civic communities forge a bond within their own ranks by demonizing others, but that path is neither the way of Jesus nor the way of human maturity.

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The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other
The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other

By: Michael Helms Technology has done more to divide us than unite us. There is no substitute for knowing that someone really cares what you have to say and wants to listen to you say it, even if the person has an opposing view.

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Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din
Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din

By: James Gordon In our social media culture, the loudest voices are heard, the most attention grabbing sound bites absorbed, the least complex and easiest grasped explanations seized on. Can the church bring a higher standard of discourse?

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Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History
Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History

By: Robert Guffey Black History Month is an opportunity to tell the whole story of our nation's history. We all benefit by an honest telling of our past and our present made by people of all races and backgrounds.

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8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary
8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary

By: Cliff Vaughn With the abundance of news about immigrants, migrants and refugees, I reflected back on January 2011 when I worked on EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders." Here's what has stuck with me.

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How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking
How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking

By: Jennifer Allmon Scripture reminds us that God expects us to protect the most vulnerable among us. Today, these vulnerable people are among us as modern-day slaves, held in bondage here in the U.S. What can your church do?

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