Articles on Human Dignity

Almost 13 years ago, I sat in a crowded auditorium in Chicago and heard for the first time about the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. At the time, what struck me more than the enormity of the epidemic... Continue...

I wore an uncomfortably tight checkered shirt as I walked into Re:Center Ministries for my first day. Climbing down the stairs to the Day Shelter, my ears perked up as a familiar melody played from the computer. Timidly, I kept... Continue...

If you’ve been in a Southern Baptist Church for long, you’re more than likely familiar with our call and commitment to serving orphans and widows. On Nov. 3, SBC churches across the globe will remember our mandate to practice James... Continue...

Every church has socially awkward Christians. I parent one of them. Our son has level 1 autism, formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Autism Spectrum Disorder is often paired with Sensory Processing Disorder or even Giftedness. He looks and smells like... Continue...

If we as Christians truly stand as defenders of the sanctity and dignity of all human life, our nation’s current response to the global refugee crisis ought to be of significant concern.   God’s love for the immigrant, refugee, and... Continue...

When we first meet 22-year-old Zak (played by Zack Gottsagen), he is in a nursing home cafeteria, sitting with an elderly lady and plotting an escape. Not the lady’s escape, mind you, but his own. This is the endearing opening... Continue...

Within two months of working in the forensics division of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri,[1] Heidi Olson realized that many of the girls she examined were actually victims of human trafficking.[2] SANE... Continue...

You may notice a new tool on your Facebook profile in the coming months. A few weeks ago, the social media giant launched a new privacy tool called “Off-Facebook Activity.” This new tool gives you more control over the data... Continue...

Jonah is an interesting character. He’s the guy who ran from God, sulked around during a maelstrom, told sailors to toss him overboard, was swallowed by a big fish, and was vomited up a few days later. Then, he threw... Continue...

Decisions had to be made. He was a proud man, active and strong. He would not have wanted to live like this. What is his quality of life? How can we afford his care? How will we care for him?... Continue...