Skip to site content

Ethics

From the Chicago White Sox throwing the 1919 World Series to today’s Houston Astros allegedly using technology to steal signs, cheating has given baseball a black eye. Have professional sports become a ‘win at all cost’ culture? […] Read More

Archaeology is hard work and a wonderful science but a newsworthy excavation in East Jerusalem, which has seen workers tunneling under private homes, sometimes without permission, has been weaponized for political ends. […] Read More

We often overstate the importance of theological content in the lyrics of musical worship. Whether at a concert or in a worship service, music provides a way for people to form communities. We find value in singing with others. […] Read More

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

In our era of deep political divide, it’s extremely hard for church members to have civil dialogue about moral issues that have become politicized. Here’s how your church can learn to talk to each other and discern God’s leading. […] 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