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A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 2
A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 2

By: Gordon King and Rupen Das
God expresses redemptive love and concern for the most vulnerable members of the community. In biblical times, this group comprised widows, orphans and aliens. Who are today's vulnerable?

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A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 1
A Christian Approach to Ethics for the Vulnerable - Part 1

By: Gordon King and Rupen Das
A biblical criterion for evaluating the morality of a community is the quality of care provided to widows, orphans and aliens. This ethical approach offers an important perspective to analyze current social issues.

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Understanding the Value of Utilitarian Ethics - Part 2
Understanding the Value of Utilitarian Ethics - Part 2

By: Gordon King
The utilitarian approach to ethics should be part of our toolkit for the task of analyzing moral dilemmas. While it's a commendable principle of equal value, it requires some qualifications in its implementation.

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Understanding the Principles of Utilitarian Ethics - Part 1
Understanding the Principles of Utilitarian Ethics - Part 1

By: Gordon King
Considering the common good rather than personal advantage, utilitarian ethics seeks to ensure the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.

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2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 2
2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 2

By: Gordon King
While two major ethical streams, egoism and altruism, are found in Scriptures, egoism is more prevalent than altruism in Western society, throwing cold water on the ideals of self-sacrifice for the common good.

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2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1
2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1

By: Gordon King
We each struggle to live in the tension between egoism and altruism in our personal lives. The egoist is motivated by self-interest, personal benefit and happiness; the altruist by the common good and others' well-being.

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3 Lessons You Can Learn from Old Testament Ethics
3 Lessons You Can Learn from Old Testament Ethics

By: Hetty Lalleman
While some may dismiss the Old Testament as a violent book, a closer inspection reveals we can learn much from the entire book, not just the passages we cherry pick. Here are 3 lessons.

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How Christian Ethics Guide Cultural Engagement
How Christian Ethics Guide Cultural Engagement

By: Guy Sayles
Faith communities make it either more or less likely that people will be able to live out their faith. You can't nurture peacemakers in a community that uses attack as its main way of relating to culture.

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Early Christian Leaders Condemned Greedy Lenders
Early Christian Leaders Condemned Greedy Lenders

By: David W. T. Brattston
Usury is the practice of charging excessively high interest rates on loans instead of being content with repayment of the principal. It was a practice that early Christians held in contempt.

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When Ministers Ignore Ethical Boundaries
When Ministers Ignore Ethical Boundaries
By: Ircel Harrison
Certain boundary issues – money, relationships, time management –are often overlooked in ministerial training. Why do good leaders ignore common sense and fail to observe boundaries?
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What Early Christian Said About Our Conscience
What Early Christian Said About Our Conscience
By: Rod Benson
The notion of the conscience didn't figure prominently in the ethical teaching of New Testament writers, but later Christian thinkers developed the biblical concept in fruitful ways.
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Is Your Conscience a Reliable Ethical Compass?
Is Your Conscience a Reliable Ethical Compass?
By: Rod Benson
People have sought to explain the phenomenon of conscience for thousands of years. Our conscience – an inner moral voice – serves as a guide but is distinct from divine revelation.
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Moral Critique of Breaking News

EthicsDaily.com offers moral critique of breaking news.

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Perception of Clergy Ethics, Honesty Continues to Decline
Perception of Clergy Ethics, Honesty Continues to Decline
Positive perceptions of clergy continue to slide, a Gallup poll found. For the first time, less than 50 percent of respondents rated clergy "high" or "very high."
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How Personal Belief, Public Morality Work Together
How Personal Belief, Public Morality Work Together
We're all free to hold our personal beliefs, but where does it cross the line? Perhaps it's when we use the power we have to discriminate against those with different beliefs.
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Did "Bearing False Witness" Drop Off Top Ten?
People create all kinds of loopholes to get around the commandment to not bear false witness. And the political season reminds us that truth doesn't matter as long as the objective is achieved.
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Can We Discern and Evaluate Without Being Judgmental?
Can We Discern and Evaluate Without Being Judgmental?
Being nonjudgmental can allow us to see the possibilities of good in people and perspectives that we might otherwise reject. It can also lead to an apathetic ethics of "whatever."
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Would Jesus Weep Today? Surely We're Better
Would Jesus Weep Today? Surely We're Better
Before Jesus entered Jerusalem, he wept over it. Would Jesus weep today? Surely we haven't used faith to exclude, intertwined religion and power, or been complicit in the murder of innocents. Right?
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Proposed Organ-Donor Law Dehumanizes Patients
Proposed Organ-Donor Law Dehumanizes Patients
A bill in Maryland would allow organs, such as kidneys, to be transplanted from patients in persistent vegetative states, treating them more like objects than humans.
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Two Ethical Approaches: Prescriptive vs. Relational
Two Ethical Approaches: Prescriptive vs. Relational
Two prominent ways of ethical thinking were illustrated by policies from two universities with Baptist roots. The difference is whether we view the Bible as prescriptive or relational.
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On What Kind of Foundation Do We Build Our Ethics?
On What Kind of Foundation Do We Build Our Ethics?
When an enemy's defeated, the glee born of sweet revenge often gives way to deeper wisdom. It's a reminder to build our ethics on the rock of careful theological reflection and not the sand of impulse.
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"Health-Care Ethics: A Comprehensive Christian Resource"
Unlike other Christian writers who focus on abortion or euthanasia, James Thobaben's "Health-Care Ethics" takes evangelical principles and applies them to the community's obligation to care for patients across the life cycle.
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Clergy's Professional Rreputation Hovers in the Middle
(RNS) What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors, and police officers have in common?
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 Stewardship, Hospitality Inform Tourism's Ethics
Stewardship, Hospitality Inform Tourism's Ethics
The tourism industry's code of ethics is generally well crafted and broad in scope but includes no references to employment practices. How do Christian ethics apply to one of the largest industries in the world?
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When Mortgage Tops Home's Value, Is Walking Away OK?
When Mortgage Tops Home's Value, Is Walking Away OK?
Nationwide, about one in four American homeowners hold mortgages that exceed the current value of their homes. Is it morally right to walk away and avoid further financial losses?
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Francis Wayland – The First Baptist Ethicist
Francis Wayland – The First Baptist Ethicist
Francis Wayland, the first Baptist ethicist and America's foremost ethicist during the pre-Civil War era, answered the call for a public ethic to guide the "liberated conscience" of American society.
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We Talk About But Rarely Practice Ethics
We Talk About But Rarely Practice Ethics
Two former governors, mired in ethical controversy, recently lectured on ethics at college campuses. Surprised? Don't be. Our culture praises moral discourse but is disconnected from moral practice.
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Evangelism and Ethics Are Inseparable
Evangelism and Ethics Are Inseparable
Many goodwill Christians favor freedom of religion and oppose witnessing that is manipulative and coercive. Regrettably, other Baptists think their work is so important that they can be secretive and covert.
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Do Theological Schools Serve as Ethical Communities?
Do Theological Schools Serve as Ethical Communities?
Theological schools, especially Baptist seminaries, should be living ethical communities. Ethicists can play an important role in these communities by continually raising questions and possible alternatives.
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Christian Ethics Must Address Nation's Real Problems
Christian Ethics Must Address Nation's Real Problems
We live in a dangerous age. Ethics have been discarded for the sake of political ideology and we are much the worse for this, with some even calling for the violent removal of President Obama from office.
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Burleson Details Ethical Shortcomings at IMB
Burleson Details Ethical Shortcomings at IMB
The forthcoming book by a former trustee of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board exposes several ethical shortcomings in the management approach of IMB trustee leaders.
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Open Letter to Brett Favre
It is no secret to those who know me, that I love sports. It is the ultimate reality show. Take the Brett Favre fiasco for example. He retired last spring and the team has moved ahead with their new quarterback. He has now changed his mind and wants to play again. He either wants to start with Green Bay or be released. Neither of those are options are viable for the Packers, so the drama begins.
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Workshop Challenges New Covenant Baptists to Seek Peace
Humans are caught "in an inextricable network of mutuality" that requires nations to overcome differences to work together for peace, Baptist ethicist Paul Dekar said Thursday at a special-interest session on peacemaking at the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.
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EthicsDaily.com Reaches 10,000 Article Milestone
The article identification number in your browser right now is 10,000, marking a milestone for EthicsDaily.com.
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Southern Baptist Leader Says In-Vitro Fertilization Immoral
A recently announced candidate for president of the Southern Baptist Convention who has in the past said he would support treatment to change the sexual orientation of pre-born infants from gay to straight and called it sinful for married couples to remain childless by choice has once again injected his opinions into the womb.
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BCE Is Better Known as EthicsDaily.com
One thing became crystal clear in 2007: Baptist Center for Ethics became better known as EthicsDaily.com.
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Gore's Peace Prize Lecture Tethered to Moral Authority
Al Gore delivered this morning an intensely brilliant lecture bathed in prayer and tethered to his moral heritage as a Baptist. He quoted the Bible, valued truth-telling, uplifted responsibility for neighbor, confessed human sinfulness and placed moral authority at the tip of the needed plan for planetary redemption. He acknowledged that human beings have purpose, refused to make Providence responsible for human inaction and voiced respect for the global community's diverse, interdependent cultures. His address was profoundly Christian without being offensively so.
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Minister Says Churches Sacrifice Prophetic Voice for Political Gain in DVD to be Screened in Nashville
Instead of using God as a political wedge, American Christians ought to pray to be used by God, says Tim Alexander, a Church of Christ minister in Nashville, Tenn.
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