Category Archive: Ethics

Nov 24

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Christian Reflection, Public Health,

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To take the matter further: if, in a particular kind of case, some alternative to punishment proved to be more effective in reducing crime, a utilitarian would have to opt for that alternative. Wayne Grudem Christian Ethics: The Theological Basis, the Character of God - Dr. The marriage 'bond' is subjected to careful scrutiny. Its world rests upon contingency and caprice. The obligation to support and enhance it can therefore only arise and maintain itself upon the basis of a faith that it is the partial fruit of a deeper unity and the promise of a more perfect harmony than is revealed in any immediate situation.

Nov 24

Covenantal Theonomy: A Response to T. David Gordon and

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Although this activity can be emotionally difficult, I like to use it as a quick and certain way into the heart of what moral dilemmas are about. [22] Many issues and feelings surface during the activity, including the question of whether we ever have the right to make decisions about who is to live or die. Part Three is where the book gets remarkably down to earth. The people from the old school want to hold on to the preachings of the Bible while the more progressive ones want to change according to the times and situations.

Nov 23

Comparative Religious Ethics

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The tragedy is that we are not even entirely sure why we are adrift, nor are we aware of the seriousness of our condition. The weakness with external motivation is the ability of some selfish individuals to not be caught so those who remain unselfish are like the shepherds on the meadow who do not react to the one increasing his herd. And we have given you in the past several weeks at least three reasons for God giving the ethics at the end of the book of Hebrews--the standards for the Christian life.

Nov 23

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

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Democracy�s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy. On the other hand, it is impossible to think of Christian ethics as the only possible or the best for all people. Flanagan rightly warns us that in asking 'Who ought I to become' we understand that we are not trying to become clones. Routledge, 2015 "The Relevance of God: A Reply to Ronald Dworkin," in The Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 29, issue 3. It is, thus, pretty clear that African ethics is a humanistic ethics, a moral system that is preoccupied with human welfare.

Nov 23

Vertatis Splendor: American Responses

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The line separates deaths caused by impersonal forces (the disease causes death) for which no one can be held responsible, and deaths caused by human action (a lethal injection causes death) for which someone can be held morally culpable. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept whereby organizations consider the wellbeing of the public by taking responsibility for the effect of their actions on all stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment in every aspect of their operations.

Nov 23

The Inspiration and Interpretation of the Bible: Inspiration

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In 1992 more than 1,600 scientists, including 102 Nobel laureates, issued a 'Warning to Humanity': 'No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished. .. It has been viewed as a “social gospel” where the primary theological undertone is post-millennialism. Louisville: Westminster/John Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community.

Nov 23

Notes on Moral Theology

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And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sin. and in him is no sin. Then we will have to apply those principles to the current situation under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, in response to our relationship with Christ, and in harmony with what can be learned about applying principles from the case law of the Old and New Testaments. The author's colleagues, students and other readers-dare I say "devotees"-will not be disappointed in Just Love.

Nov 23

Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The

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Evens (ed.), The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period. He was a visiting fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton and the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard. Onan’s sin is not masturbation (or coitus interruptus), but theft: he attempts to defraud his late brother of his inheritance by not giving him an heir (38:9). It  is dictated that there must remain distance between city and rural  areas to create a healthy ecological balance.

Nov 22

The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics (Oxford Handbooks)

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Biblical ethics must have appropriate review before they are made public. Jefferson and others rights theorists maintained that we deduce other more specific rights from these, including the rights of property, movement, speech, and religious expression. Surely his second supreme absolute is simply an application or re-statement of his first one. But that is descriptive for ancient Israel, not prescriptive for Christian ethics.

Nov 22

Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the

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Potchefstroom, South Africa: Institute for Reformation Studies, 1995. I didn't know this lady from Adam, and she says, "well, did lightning hit your roof or did it hit your spouting? A distinction must be made between ethics and morals, or morality. Paul Contino and David Morgan, Valparaiso University, 1999. It illustrates the Calvinist emphasis on continuity. 15 Tremper Longman III, Making Sense of the Old Testament: Three Crucial Questions (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998), p. 110. 16 The Sabbath command focuses almost exclusively on the avoidance of work as the essence of keeping the Sabbath.

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