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Profiles in Goodwill: Terry Smith
Profiles in Goodwill: Terry Smith

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Terry Smith is executive director of Canadian Baptist Ministries.

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3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Financial Exploitation of Poor
3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Financial Exploitation of Poor

By: Kathryn Freeman One way Christians can pursue justice for the poor and vulnerable is to speak out against the payday and auto title lending industry, which lends money at an unreasonable rate.

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Protestants Affiliating with Particular Denominations Drops
Protestants Affiliating with Particular Denominations Drops

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The number of U.S. Protestants who self-identify with a particular denomination has declined steadily over the past 16 years, according to a Gallup analysis, dropping from 50 percent in 2000 to 30 percent today.

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Baptist Center for Ethics Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position
Baptist Center for Ethics Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The search process is now underway, as the Baptist Center for Ethics is accepting applications for its next executive director.

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8 Ways Your Church Can Help Folks Escape Debt Trap
8 Ways Your Church Can Help Folks Escape Debt Trap

By: Danny Chisholm
University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, has been directly involved in helping people escape "the debt trap" created by payday and title loan companies. Here's how your church can help too.

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India: When Government Fails to Protect Minorities
India: When Government Fails to Protect Minorities

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
While hate crimes committed by and against Muslims in Europe receive increasing attention in the global media, the rise of Hindu vigilantism in India has received scant coverage.

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Faith Community Fights for Payday Lending Reform
Faith Community Fights for Payday Lending Reform

By: Stephen K. Reeves
The faith community has led the calls for reform for the payday and auto title lending industry from the beginning. They've seen the consequences of the excessive interest rates that these businesses charge.

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Why Some Church Members Need to Go to Arabia
Why Some Church Members Need to Go to Arabia

By: Bill Wilson Much of what we call faith and commitment is actually a thin veneer of religious ritualism that wilts at the first hint of stress. A cure exists for this self-absorbed faith: You need to go to Arabia.

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Charity's Important But It's Not Always Enough
Charity's Important But It's Not Always Enough

By: Ron Rolheiser While charity is good and virtuous, it doesn't necessarily change the social, economic and political structures that unfairly victimize some people and unduly privilege others. We must also have good and fair policies.

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How Should Arab Christians React to Persecution?
How Should Arab Christians React to Persecution?

By: Martin Accad The exodus of Christians from the Middle East and North Africa region has become a well-documented tragedy. Amid all of it, Christians struggle to find the appropriate response to their suffering.

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Croatian Baptists Provide Sanctuary to Iranian Refugees
Croatian Baptists Provide Sanctuary to Iranian Refugees

By: Tihomir Kukolja With the support of Croatian Baptist organizations, a group of 30 Iranian refugees formed the first organized Iranian Christian community in Croatia.

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Wesley's Call to Unconditional Love Still Resonates
Wesley's Call to Unconditional Love Still Resonates

By: James Gordon
John Wesley's sermon in 1749 on universal love dared his hearers to an act of trust where they could risk a middle ground with Christians from other denominations where mutual respect and shared grace enabled gratitude.

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Eye-Opening Lessons from New Friends from Cuba
Eye-Opening Lessons from New Friends from Cuba

By: Joe LaGuardia After two Baptist leaders from Cuba spent time with my family, I've learned how much we often take for granted in America. It's also opened my eyes to a clearer call for justice.

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

By: Michael Parnell Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man gets another cinematic reboot, and this time the producers have found the right formula for everyone's favorite wall-crawler. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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4 Suggestions to Minister in the Meantime and Mean Time
4 Suggestions to Minister in the Meantime and Mean Time

By: Guy Sayles Ministry happens in the meantime, the season of troubling transitions, and the mean time, when public debate has coarsened. Here are 4 ways you can navigate these difficult intervals.

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Choosing Which God (or Beliefs) You Will Serve
Choosing Which God (or Beliefs) You Will Serve

By: Colin Harris When issues divide communities of faith today, we must decide whether the appeal of culture's gods and the power of long-held beliefs will be obstacles to the call to community.

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Bivocational Ministry - More Than Making Ends Meet
Bivocational Ministry - More Than Making Ends Meet

By: Scott Hagley A main argument for bivocational ministry is it's a strategic element for congregational survival, but that reason misses the opportunity that bivocational ministry places within the congregation.

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When Churches Forget What it Means to be Sent
When Churches Forget What it Means to be Sent

By: Joell Haugan When churches shift the focus from others to themselves, they begin seeking answers to the wrong questions. Their concern shifts to the building's size, total people in the pews and total dollars in the offering plate.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Lynn Green
Profiles in Goodwill: Lynn Green

By: EthicsDaily Staff Lynn Green is general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

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Taking the Temperature of Churches' Bivocational Interest
Taking the Temperature of Churches' Bivocational Interest

By: Craig Janney While bivocational ministry can benefit churches and ministers in unique ways, most churches and pastors prefer full-time staff positions when it comes to seeking out new leadership.

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Churches, Religious Groups Most Highly Regarded Institutions
Churches, Religious Groups Most Highly Regarded Institutions

By: EthicsDaily Staff Churches and religious organizations are the most highly regarded among U.S. institutions, according to the Pew Research Center. Nearly six out of 10 adults hold a positive view of faith-based institutions.

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My Journey to Answer the Call to Bivocational Ministry
My Journey to Answer the Call to Bivocational Ministry

By: Jason Knight Bivocational ministry was not my goal, nor was it even on my radar when I began my ministry journey. I am now in my seventh month and absolutely love the ministry part of my bivocational life.

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6 Ways You Can Make Your Church Irrelevant
6 Ways You Can Make Your Church Irrelevant

By: Mark Tidsworth Rather than being invigorated faith communities, some churches thrive on hesitation, fear and irrelevance. If that's your church, here are 6 ways you can stay stuck in irrelevancy.

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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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Global Baptists Promote Religious Liberty Concerns
Global Baptists Promote Religious Liberty Concerns

By: Brian Kaylor Baptists from nearly 50 nations focused on religious liberty concerns in multiple nations and elected a new general secretary, Elijah Brown, during the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Thailand.

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