Category Archives: Ethics

War and Murder

Recently, I was listening to a lecture by Duke professor Stanley Hauerwas about a call for Christians to abolish war. It was a very nuanced lecture which was only part 1 of a series (and yet, still lasted over 90 minutes). … Continue reading

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Moral Relativity

In my time at Denver Seminary, I have sensed a negative disposition towards postmodernism among some faculty and students. I have also met a number of people in the greater Denver area who seem greatly concerned with postmodernism. Postmodernism, in … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

One of my classes this semester has explored in-depth some of the issues the metropolitan area of Denver is facing and how some ministries are reaching out to help solve those problems. A couple weekends ago, we met with a … Continue reading

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Personal Ethics

Another passage from Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: Ethics, especially the ethics of crisis, of life and death, deals with the lives and deaths of particular humans beings. . . . Life-and-death ethics has to do with hurting and helping individual … Continue reading

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Giving to the Needy

More from Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: Aside from the distinction between good and evil, between helping and hurting, the fundamental distinction of that ethic is between giving things and giving oneself. When you give somebody a thing without giving … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

The famous bait and switch outreach trick. Lure in the non-Christian with something cool like Kool-Aid or dodgeball or picnics, then shove the good news down their throat. Or maybe it’s feeding homeless and slipping a tract in between slices … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Kester Brewin posted a while back on living symbolically. In response to an interview in which a professor stated that it was useless to unplug phone chargers and the like, Brewin wrote this: I think this misses the point, and raises … Continue reading

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