Category Archives: Ethics

Ethics, in the biblical context, is the study of how behavior maps to God’s moral values. For example, what behaviors we adopt concerning murder are determined by the value God places on the human life. All posts and pages dealing in part or in whole with ethics are included under this category.

A Moral Calculus for Torture

Brian Zahnd, the author of this article, “You Cannot Be Christian and Support Torture“, offers a┬ánaive and surprisingly shallow view of the moral issues involved in deciding whether torture is ever justifiable, much less moral — beginning with the observation … Continue reading

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God and Suffering

David Hart has something to say about God and suffering, especially suffering brought about by devastations of this kind. In this excerpt he recounts the horrors of man-made evil, not natural disasters as was experienced in the wake of the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Two Sons (Matt 21:28-32)

What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later changed his mind and went. “then … Continue reading

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God to Parents: Teach Values Not Rules

A new lesson is available whose truth is paramount in these permissive times. Based on Proverbs 22:6, God reveals that values are more important that rules and that parents are the source of those values. Now, go and study   … Continue reading

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