Social Capital: Congregations Investing in their Communities

My latest EthicsDaily.com column commences a new series focused on the social capital that local churches bring to their communities. Here is an excerpt from the column, with a link to the article.

“The local church is critiqued consistently.

Whether arising from within or voiced from without, some of it is deserved. Nevertheless, the positive impact of the local church is overlooked or buried under a mountain of criticism far too often.

This is regrettable but not surprising because negative news about what an individual or group has done wrong often receives more views than positive narratives.

Scandal, intrigue, flaws, failings and mishaps attract attention. Traffic doesn’t slow on the highway to watch a stranger help a stranded motorist change a flat tire while an accident, however minor, quickly turns roads into parking lots.”

To read more, click here.

The local church is critiqued consistently.Whether arising from within or voiced from without, some of it is deserved. Nevertheless, the positive impact of the local church is overlooked or buried under a mountain of criticism far too often.

– See more at: http://ethicsdaily.com/social-capital-congregations-investing-in-their-communities-cms-21794#sthash.lUy9V1TD.dpuf

The local church is critiqued consistently.Whether arising from within or voiced from without, some of it is deserved. Nevertheless, the positive impact of the local church is overlooked or buried under a mountain of criticism far too often.

– See more at: http://ethicsdaily.com/social-capital-congregations-investing-in-their-communities-cms-21794#sthash.lUy9V1TD.dpuf

The local church is critiqued consistently.Whether arising from within or voiced from without, some of it is deserved. Nevertheless, the positive impact of the local church is overlooked or buried under a mountain of criticism far too often.

– See more at: http://ethicsdaily.com/social-capital-congregations-investing-in-their-communities-cms-21794#sthash.lUy9V1TD.dpuf

The local church is critiqued consistently.Whether arising from within or voiced from without, some of it is deserved. Nevertheless, the positive impact of the local church is overlooked or buried under a mountain of criticism far too often.

– See more at: http://ethicsdaily.com/social-capital-congregations-investing-in-their-communities-cms-21794#sthash.lUy9V1TD.dpuf

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