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A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 1
A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 1

By: Gordon King and Rupen Das A biblical criterion for evaluating the morality of a community is the quality of care provided to widows, orphans and aliens. This ethical approach offers an important perspective to analyze current social issues.

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Communicating Mission Work Clearly to Global Media
Communicating Mission Work Clearly to Global Media

By: Rick Love Many mission workers don't know how to engage the mainstream media. When our in-house language doesn't align with what we say to those outside the household of faith, our words can be misunderstood.

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Your Words Are Powerful; Use Them to Build Up
Your Words Are Powerful; Use Them to Build Up

By: Matt Sapp Because words have a unique power, you should use them wisely. Use them to affirm, support, encourage and love. Use them generously in your relationships and with your emotions.

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When People Talk, It Can Make or Break Your Church
When People Talk, It Can Make or Break Your Church

By: Bill Owen Conversations can be powerful. They can make or break churches. Pastors should never underestimate the power of conversation, whether in the hallways, around the table or from the pulpit. It all matters.

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4 Ways Your Church Can Stand Against Prejudice, Racism
4 Ways Your Church Can Stand Against Prejudice, Racism

By: Ray Higgins Christians must stand against the evil and sinful nature of prejudice, racism, white supremacy and Nazism as well as any who advocate for these anti-Christian philosophies. Here are 4 ways you and your church can do that.

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Why You Need to Open Up to Genuine Christian Friends
Why You Need to Open Up to Genuine Christian Friends

By: David Draper Genuine Christian friends can help us to be honest about those personal demons we all face but to which we rarely admit. If you have friends like that, wonderful. If not, begin slowly to open up. We need each other.

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The Spiritual Battle Goes On After Charlottesville
The Spiritual Battle Goes On After Charlottesville

By: J. Michael "Mickey" Robertson After Mickey Robertson preached a sermon that condemned the KKK and its racist ideology, a symbol was carved into a tree near the congregation's outdoor meeting space. It's an old symbol resurrected by the "New Klan."

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'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors
'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors

By: Jennifer Bryson While Christians may be good about talking to or even at Muslims, we need to do more "sacrificial listening." Such conversations may not necessarily lead to agreement, but they have the potential to reach understanding.

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3 Crucial Steps to Respond to Targets of Hate Groups
3 Crucial Steps to Respond to Targets of Hate Groups

By: Wade Smith The blessings we have received from the Lord are meant to bless others. As some groups today direct their hate toward others, we must step up to advocate for the victimized. Here are 3 steps we can take.

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4 Ways Your Church Can Manage Irreconcilable Conflicts
4 Ways Your Church Can Manage Irreconcilable Conflicts

By: Joe LaGuardia What happens when people in churches have irreconcilable differences that discernment cannot overcome? Scripture reveals 4 ways that such conflicts can lead to new seasons of ministry.

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Day of Care for Creation Offers Ecumenical Opportunities
Day of Care for Creation Offers Ecumenical Opportunities

By: EthicsDaily Staff The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation launches the season of Creationtide from Sept. 1 through Oct. 4. Numerous resources are available to help congregational leaders observe the season.

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Church Leaders, Make Houston Your Next Mission Trip
Church Leaders, Make Houston Your Next Mission Trip

By: Ed Hogan The devastation from Hurricane Harvey will be felt by churches and their communities for years to come. As churches prepare their mission budgets, leaders can make plans now to send teams to Houston in 2018.

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5 Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Church
5 Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Church

By: Mark Tidsworth Many reasons and motives exist for changing churches, but frequently we should stay. If you're on the verge of walking away from your church for good, here are 5 things to consider before you close that door.

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What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?
What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?

By: Zach Dawes To aid local churches and their leaders in preparing for the Labor Day holiday, EthicsDaily.com is running a two-part series this week, starting with this column featuring resources to help plan holiday services.

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Your Church's Senior Adult Ministry Is About to Change
Your Church's Senior Adult Ministry Is About to Change

By: Dennis Bickers In the next decade, churches will have to change their senior adult ministries to reflect the realities of the way that aging baby boomers look at themselves and their interests.

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How Heavenly Citizens Should Affect Earthly Governments
How Heavenly Citizens Should Affect Earthly Governments

By: Elie Haddad Whether or not our governments are good stewards of their derived authority, how does this affect the actions of Jesus' followers? The church should influence the value system that people and governments live by.

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When Churches Appreciate Their Unity in Diversity
When Churches Appreciate Their Unity in Diversity

By: Danny Chisholm Even though some churches have political or theological litmus tests, we should always appreciate our unity in diversity. We can sit in the same pews and worship the same God even if we have different views.

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Protecting Religious Freedom for People of All Faiths
Protecting Religious Freedom for People of All Faiths

By: Ferrell Foster All people are created equal. That's why it's important to protect the freedom for people to be different even as we insist that all persons have equal value, both before God and the law.

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4 Traps for Ministers and Their New Congregations
4 Traps for Ministers and Their New Congregations

By: Bill Wilson The time when a new minister starts his or her ministry at a church may seem idyllic, but traps abound. Healthy churches and ministers pay attention to these potential trouble spots to avoid being snared.

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Why Debating the Bible is Good for Your Soul
Why Debating the Bible is Good for Your Soul

By: Joe LaGuardia Many U.S. Christians avoid debating Scripture at all costs. Instead, they become echo chambers, allowing the nightly news to shape their theology more than the good news of Jesus.

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Women Ministers - Called By God, Gifted by God
Women Ministers - Called By God, Gifted by God

By: Roger Olson Having women ministers is not evidence of a "liberal trend." Many conservative churches have accepted women in leadership roles. Christians who reject women ministers are usually quite inconsistent in practice.

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Doing the Right Thing: Deontological Ethics - Part 2
Doing the Right Thing: Deontological Ethics - Part 2

By: Gordon King Deontological ethics deals with duty or obligation. It's an approach that focuses on the morality of actions and motives apart from results. Popularized by Immanuel Kant, it still has significant impact today.

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What a Nation in Crisis Needs is Authentic Community
What a Nation in Crisis Needs is Authentic Community

By: Brent McDougal True community looks past all our differences. We all yearn for it, something beyond ourselves. Yet our nation is in a crisis like never before, a wall of hostility dividing us. We need Jesus' brand of holiness.

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Doing the Right Thing: Deontological Ethics - Part 1
Doing the Right Thing: Deontological Ethics - Part 1

By: Gordon King When we "do the right thing," we acknowledge a conviction that a moral obligation can be discerned through reason and accomplished. Such thinking lies at the heart of an ethical system based on duty or obligation.

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Ministering to International Students - No Passport Needed
Ministering to International Students - No Passport Needed

By: Charles Parker Cross-cultural ministry is not always easy for the average church, but it's not impossible either. Ministering to international students, especially if your church is near a college or university, is a great way to start.

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