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.

“Do Not Covet…” – What the Bible Really Says

In Exodus 20:17 God instructs each of us that, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your … Continue reading

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Biblical Interpretation — Using Multiple Sources

One guard against misinterpreting Holy Scripture is to consult different, reputable sources. In this post, I would like to extend my thoughts on Biblical interpretation with an exercise illustrating the value of using more than just one source when trying … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth About Good Intentions – Part III

Hell is full of good intentions…” — St. Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153 Here is the third and last of the texts to study. We examine two parables, Jesus’ parable of the Two Sons and a parable of my own, The … Continue reading

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Obedience to the Law: A Christian Conceit

More often than not, when we Christians discuss biblical law our discussions invariably construct a dialectic between ethical behavior and faith. Only faith, we insist, is salvific. Good works((Also known as “works righteousness“)) does not. To make this explicit, Christians (and especially … Continue reading

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