Ethical Reflection Should Inform Technology’s Use

On Oct. 28, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., expressed concern that our current ability to do detailed genetic testing would lead to the elimination of people with certain traits. Even though I believe Paul was engaging in...

Healthy Church Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Previously, I suggested that the starting point for bringing health and effectiveness to a church’s ministerial staff is the critical work of clarifying mission, vision and purpose in the congregation. That clarity then becomes the “north star” for...

Evangelicals Named to Ministry Watchdog Panel

Evangelicals named to ministry watchdog panel By Adelle M. Banks RNS-EVANGEL-BRIEF WASHINGTON (RNS) The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has announced members of a commission to advise a Capitol Hill review of financial reform of religious groups....

Two Kinds of Baptists, Same Kind of Problem

In Atlanta, law enforcement authorities are investigating a controversial mortgage scheme that allegedly preyed on financially troubled homeowners. Two Baptist mega-church pastors are linked to the scheme. As reported by CBS Atlanta News, a company called Matrix...