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Christian Ethics

Although many fundamentalists rail against situation ethics, they often do blatantly unethical things in a rule-based ethics but justify them given the circumstances. So when is it ethically OK to violate a rule? It’s complicated. […] Read More

Dan McGee (1933-2014), the dean of Baptist ethics professors, witnessed dramatic social changes in the US and decades of denominational upheaval in Baptist life. Through it all, he steadfastly followed his calling. […] Read More

A richer Christian ethic offers the opportunity for growth and transformation, routinely questioning the status quo of understanding and providing a chance to gain a deeper comprehension of God. Now that’s something to sing about! […] Read More

If Will Campbell were alive today – a Baptist preacher and activist known as a Southern white supporter of African-American civil rights – he’d warn us that all institutions, including the church, are corrupt and not to be trusted. […] Read More

The gospel of Jesus envisioned not only individual salvation but also redemption of the nation, according to theologian Walter Rauschenbusch. Christian leaders do a great service for church members by educating them on social ethics. […] Read More

Educating Christians about racial justice is one of the most important tasks in the life of the white American church. It’s not good enough to be ‘not racist,’ a claim signifying neutrality. The church must be anti-racist. […] Read More

The task of biblical ethics is not straightforward; we must be patient, searching and willing to be led. Reading Scripture for guidance of the moral life is not as simple as finding a proof text. […] Read More

The church is both a household and a body politic. When churches recover and live in alignment with the gospel’s political claims, they will attract the attention and even ire of the powers and principalities of this world. […] Read More

We assume Christians will always make choices appropriate to a life lived following Christ. However, without education in Christian ethics, many congregants form decisions based on their political ideologies, not biblical theology. […] Read More

Worship is more than something we do one day of the week. Worship calls you to praise God through serving other human beings and calls you to change the way you see God, yourself and your neighbor. It’s a way of life. […] Read More