MA825 Special Topic (Ministry): Ethical Issues

This course will begin to discern what it means to live as God’s people in his world. Special attention will be given to the nature of Christian existence as shaped by the story of God’s history with Israel, in Jesus, and through the church. Particular attention will be given to how the individual and community formed by faith in Jesus Christ relates to a world shaped by alternative stories, how Scripture informs and shapes that community of faith, how God’s will can be discerned within that community, and how certain qualities of character are necessary for the display of a Christian witness in the various (political, economic, medical, physical) spheres of life.

A focus of the course will be on applied ethical case studies and pastoral ethics in order to begin to apply one’s moral theology to everyday ethical issues.