TMT5210EN - Issues in Moral Theology in Personal Ethics

Course description

Analyzes and evaluates contemporary ethical theories, especially those within the Christian theological tradition, and utilizes these theories when viewing a variety of contemporary issues through the lens of Scripture.

How this course benefits students

Much of ministry rises and falls on the personal character and integrity of the minister. This course will give the student the Christian theological foundation for living a life of personal and ministerial integrity.

Why this course is important

There are few things that can be so devastating to a person’s ministry, to the church, and to Christian testimony than unethical behavior on the part of a Christian leader or organization. This course will provide the theological foundation for the practice of personal and ministerial ethics.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Moral Theology
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Christo Lombard, Distinguished Professor of Missional Ethics & Moral Theology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Personal ethics are grounded in the nature of God, the person of Jesus, and the teachings of Scripture.

Missionally driven

Any person on mission in life must guard his/her personal testimony. Personal ethics will make or break a missional testimony.

Contextually informed

Although Biblical ethics are absolute, their application and expression will be shaped by a person's cutlure.

Interculturally focused

Biblical ethics are trans-cultural, but must take into account cultural expressions and concerns.

Practically minded

Nothing could be more practical in a missional context than the personal ethics of the student.

Experientially transformed

The student will be challenged to examine and evaluate his/her personal ethics in light of Scripture.