I’m a Christian & I Live in the Real World: Thinking Through Ethics

I’m a Christian & I Live in the Real World: Thinking Through Ethics:

Helpful Resources:

      1. Ethics for a Brave New World: 2nd Edition, Updated & Expanded

      2. Christian Social Ethics…where do I start?
      3. Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (A helpful review.)
      4. The Doctrine of the Christian Life
      5. ESV Study Bible
      6. Monergism’s Links

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“It it is worse than useless for Christians to talk about the importance of Christian morality, unless they are prepared to take their stand upon the fundamentals of Christian theology. It is a lie to say that dogma does not matter; it matters enormously. It is fatal to let people suppose that Christianity is only a mode of feeling; it is vitally necessary to insist that it is first and foremost a rational explanation of the universe. It is hopeless to offer Christianity as a vaguely idealistic aspiration of a simple and consoling kind; it is, on the contrary, a hard, tough, exacting, and complex doctrine, steeped in a drastic and incompromising realism. And it is fatal to imagine that everybody knows quite well what Christianity is and needs only a little encouragement to practice it. The brutal fact is that in this Christian country not one person in a hundred has the faintest notion what the Church teaches about God or man or society or the person of Jesus Christ…. …Theologically this country is at present is in a state of utter chaos established in the name of religious toleration and rapidly degenerating into flight from reason and the death of hope.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Creed or Chaos?: Why Christians Must Choose Either Dogma or Disaster

“This is the thing that troubles me about a lot of evangelical engagement in the public square. ‘The really important thing for us to stand for that people should know us for is our position on…’ — and then you go down the list of the public moral issues. The latest report that I saw from Pew said that evangelicals are the only group in America that went significantly up in the level of dislike in the American public. All other religious groups kind of either stayed the same or had a higher approval rating than they’ve had in the past. Only evangelicals went down in their approval rating. You don’t get the sense that it’s because CNN figured out that, wow, these people believe in the two natures of Christ united in one person. They’re crazy. Rather, it’s because there’s something about the moral campaign that has just turned people off. You ask people what is an evangelical and the first thing you hear out there is not the articles of the Nicene Creed. This is what Dorothy Sayers means by it being worse than useless to talk about morality without the theology that undergirds it.” (Michael Horton)

  1. Gender and the Image of God
  2. Biblical Sexuality/Homosexuality, Part #1 (Download MP3 – 19.5MB)
  3. Biblical Sexuality/Homosexuality, Part #2 (Download MP3 – 21MB)
  4. Euthanasia (Download MP3 – 20MB)
  5. Abortion (Download MP3 – 23MB)
  6. Reproductive Technologies & Genetics (Download the MP3 – 22MB)
  7. Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage (Download the MP3 – 23MB)
  8. Were Adam & Eve Real People & Why it Matters (Download MP3 – 17MB – This talk got off topic quite a bit!)
  9. Part #2: Were Adam & Eve Real People & Why it Matters (Download MP3 – 20MB)

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