TMT5220EN - Issues in Moral Theology in Public Administration

Course description

Examines and analyzes fundamental and current ethical issues in public administration. Students will develop skills of ethical analysis and apply them to major issues in public administration practice, management, and public policy.

How this course benefits students

Many Christians can and should serve in leadership positions in the public sector. This course will give them the theological underpinning and the practical skills to live and work with integrity as they make decisions and relate to people in public administration.

Why this course is important

There may be few places where Christians can have a profound impact than in the marketplace and public sector. This course prepares students to lead in the public sector with Christian character and integrity, so that they may be missional in all kinds of settings.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Moral Theology
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Christo Lombard, Distinguished Professor of Missional Ethics & Moral Theology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The ethics in public life and administration will flow from the ethics revealed in Scripture.

Missionally driven

Any missional believer in a leadership position must concern him/herself with both personal and corporate ethics.

Contextually informed

The course will encourage the student to examine the variety of contexts where Biblical ethics may be publicly displayed.

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 and especially in a public setting

Experientially transformed

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