The Ten Commandments and Ethics
The Conscience in Ethics
Morals and Ethics
Love in Ethics
Casuistry and Ethics
Ascetics and Ethics
A Definition of Ethics and Morals
Working It Out Good ethics is good business. If only people could see it...
No Excuses We are responsible, in general and particular, for our moral ignorance
On the Fault Line Morality without a secure foundation has no compass
A Perilous Philosophy Ethics can never be just a numbers game
How to Develop a Christian Ethic
How does one go about developing a Christian ethic? The starting point for Christian ethics is knowing your Bible, people, and great stories.
You Can’t Have Ethics Without Stories
How do you build ethics, justice, and morality in a society? This article explains from a biblical perspective how stories shape ethics.
Ethics is the study that deals with moral principles. This article introduces three levels of ethics: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. It then gives a proposal of what should constitute Christian ethics.
Worship and Ethics in Romans 12
Is there a link between worship and ethics in Romans 12? Too often the main inspiration for Paul's thinking behind this text is ignored. The biblical-theological background to Paul's argument and the wider context of Romans must be taken into consideration. Peterson argues that the first two verses of Romans 12 proclaim a reversal of the downward spiral depicted in Romans 1.
"Known by God": The Meaning and Value of a Neglected Biblical Concept
Being known by God is a critical concept in the Bible. It is, however, neglected in exegesis and theology. This article wants to revive interest in the theme by reflecting on its definition and considering its pastoral function in the Bible. Being known by God is roughly equivalent to three related ideas: belonging to God, being loved or chosen by God, and being a child of God.
Putting It All Together
What is Christian ethics? To understand the nature of Christian ethics one must see the discipline in light of the three approaches to ethics: the command, consequences, and character approaches. This article discusses their value in decision making and solving major moral dilemmas.
The Character Approach
What is Christian ethics? To understand the nature of Christian ethics one must see the discipline in light of the three approaches to ethics: the command, consequences, and character approaches. This article deals with the character approach.
The Consequences Approach
What is Christian ethics? To understand the nature of Christian ethics one must see the discipline in light of the three approaches to ethics: the command, consequences, and character approaches. This article deals with the consequences approach.
Different Approaches to Ethics
What is Christian ethics? To understand the nature of Christian ethics one must see the discipline in light of the three approaches to ethics: the command, consequences, and character approaches. This article deals with the command approach to ethics.
The Problem of Revelation in Eighteenth-Century Germany: With Particular Reference to Lessing (Concluded)
What is the relation between revelation and history? The article indicates how Lessing responded to the near-veneration of the Bible by the Protestantism of the eighteenth century in Germany time by placing a great emphasis on ethics. Particular attention is given to Lessing's controversy with Goeze.
Are Christians Called to Pacifism?
The Limits of a Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic – A Focused Response to T. R. Schreiner
This article considers some criticisms against the redemptive-movement hermeneutic. Should the redemptive intention in the Bible be taken beyond certain time-locked limits of the New Testament? Is it possible to take the redemptive intention of the New Testament beyond the Bible? What are the limits placed on our interpretation and application when we acknowledge the revelation in Jesus Christ as God's final revelation? The author responds to specific criticisms of Thomas Schreiner.
Yearning for God: The Potential and Poverty of the Catholic Spirituality of Francis de Sales
This essay is about spiritual formation, spirituality, or personal transformation in the presence of God. Scorgie understands spirituality to be about experiencing the Triune God in a personally transforming way. He argues that intimacy with the holy God is necessarily purging and sanctifying.
Is There a Biblical Warrant for Natural-Law Theories?
What is the validity of natural law ethics? The author examines selected texts to see whether the authors assume some sort of universally revealed moral knowledge. Texts examined include Genesis 9:6, Genesis 20, Genesis 26, Job 31:13-15, Amos 1, Amos 6:12.
Luther's Ethic in Present Day Crisis
This essay is an attempt to understand the ethics of Martin Luther and how they can be applied in present contexts without trying to modernize Luther.
Expressing one’s conviction in the area of morality, ethics and religion in public is becoming more difficult by the day. The gospel of tolerance has moved conviction to the private life of each individual. This article shows Christians how to live in times where expressing a conviction in public may result in personal attacks. The author looks at the nature of Christian convictions and areas where conviction is needed today.
Affect and Effect The Significance of a Biblical Spirituality for Christian Ethics in a Secular Age
Conformity to Jesus as the Paradigm For Christian Ethics (Part 3)
The picture of the Christian life painted by the New Testament is rooted in union with Christ. This article shows how such union and conformity to Christ is reflected in individuals' vocation, serving as a paradigm to thinking about Christian ethics in the workplace.
Conformity to Jesus (Part 2): Death and Resurrection With Christ
The picture of the Christian life painted by the New Testament is rooted in union with Christ. The believer is united to Christ by sharing in His death and resurrection. Christian ethics should be shaped by this understanding of the Christian life.
Conformity to Jesus as the Paradigm For Christian Ethics (Part 1)
The picture of the Christian life painted by the New Testament is rooted in union with Christ. This article shows that this understanding must serve as a paradigm for Christian ethics. The call to imitate Christ is the foundation of a biblical understanding of the Christian life.
Is Sandusky Really Such a Bad Guy After All?
This article looks at the relationship between sexual freedom, sexual violence, morality, and evolution. How do we decide what is right and wrong? The author shows that if we reject God's standards, we are left with only pragmatic arguments - the ethics of consequences. This article shows that true freedom is found by delighting in God's law and His gracious forgiveness.
Why I Believe: I'm Glad You Asked!
This article encourages Christians to practice positive apologetics. Christians can set the terms for debating the faith, thus giving a positive defense of the faith - this is positive apologetics. In this article, the author discusses objections raised against Christianity, focusing on objections based on epistemology, Bible criticism, science and ethics.
Euthyphro, Hume, and the Biblical God
This article looks at the relationship between the goodness of God and His nature. God is good in His nature, and therefore He can command and ask from us to be good. This argument is applied to the relationship between normative and descriptive behavior in ethics.
Levels Of Ethical Evaluation
In this article on ethics, the author describes how God evaluates our actions and conduct through His commands, prohibition, permission, approval and disapproval outlined in the Bible. This article is about the use of Scripture in ethics.
Perspectives On The Word Of God: The Word Of God And Christian Ethics
Evaluating existential ethics, teleological ethics and deontological ethics, this article shows that Christian ethics differs from all these as it has the Word of God as its starting point. The application of God's Word provides answers to the challenges of other ethics.