Walter Rauschenbusch’s Concern for Justice

Walter Rauschenbusch’s Concern for Justice

Observation of human suffering aroused Walter Rauschenbusch’s (1861–1918) deep concern for justice in American society. Justice became central to his understanding of Christianity. Nurtured in a middle-class professor’s home in the prosperous community of Rochester,...
Have Churches Pursued Justice for Laborers?

Have Churches Pursued Justice for Laborers?

Three major groups comprise the current American labor profile: the secure, the working poor and the unemployed. All three levels have been with us for a century and a half. The Gini Index reports income inequality is at its highest in 50 years. Capitalism has created...
8 Lessons Learned on My 50th Birthday

8 Lessons Learned on My 50th Birthday

A global pandemic never factored into my imagination when I envisioned my 50th birthday. Quarantine certainly changed my plans as the half-century mark of my life arrived but having my two adult sons with me is a greater gift than I could ever want. I’ve been told...
Why Do Church Members Need Education on Social Ethics?

Why Do Church Members Need Education on Social Ethics?

The ongoing task of ethical education is to provide each generation guidance for moral decisions. For much of the history of the church, the tradition in ethical education has focused on individuals and the consequences of their personal decisions and actions. But for...
Calling the Faithful Few

Calling the Faithful Few

Walter Rauschenbusch, the father of the Social Gospel movement, wrote, “Every great movement begins in the hearts of a few.” At EthicsDaily, we believe God’s spirit is moving in innovative and exciting ways across the world. With a fresh breath from the spirit, the...