Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:09

Gun violence too close to home

Seventeen months after a mass shooting at a nearby movie theater, gun violence has once more erupted in a typical Colorado neighborhood.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 08 November 2013 07:38

Ethicist says violence a moral option

In a broken world, Christians sometimes may need to use force — even deadly force — to protect the innocent, but they always should recognize their actions fall short of God’s ideal, a Christian ethicist told students at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 11 October 2013 13:07

Who owns the land?

The idea that landowners have exclusive rights to do whatever they want with their property is a far cry from the land stewardship modeled in Scripture.

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:50

Primum non nocere

“First do no harm,” a principle precept of medical ethics, hasn’t prevented medical experiments that exploit the poor.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013 21:56

SBC ethicist fires shot in gender war

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission head Russell Moore says the transgender question is about more than sex.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:32

Environmental racism afflicts US minorities

Persons of color much more likely to live in areas afflicted by pollution and other health hazards.

Published in Commentaries
Monday, 03 June 2013 14:44

Shaming women into silence

The early church provided equality to women for church leadership, only to have -- within a short time -- the gospel message distorted to justify women’s subordination to men.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:08

Water, water everywhere

Our planet has a lot of water, about 370,000 gallons per person per year. While this may appear as good news, the gross mismanagement of water and the short-term profit-seeking goals of a few are jeopardizing our future.

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Monday, 01 April 2013 12:50

Forgiving Judas

It’s easy to vilify Judas, but is it the appropriate response to betrayal?

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 15:03

An ethical God

For every divine command there is a reason. We may not know what it is yet, but we can have confidence that God never commands something arbitrarily.

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