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Written July 01st, 2007 with 5 Comments »

Yesterday was fantastic. The larger part of our afternoon was happily spent on friends and fellowship at the home of the senior pastor of Manor BIC, our home church. We enjoyed the warm weather and bright sunshine from the sturdy, wooden deck in his backyard while we sipped lemonade and nourished ourselves on primo foods […]

Written February 14th, 2007 with No Comments »

We were presented with a worksheet in a class on Ministerial Ethics (PL311) detailing the Four Theories of Human Nature as lifted from Augsburger’s Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures. We were instructed to theologically identify with one of the four theories. We were also presented with a variety of ethical orientations, such as: Deontological (rules and […]

Written January 04th, 2007 with No Comments »

I randomly pulled an ethics book from its shelf this morning, after my morning devotions. I flipped to a very provocative page re: the issue of postmodernism, and its relationship and/or affect upon ethics, which has been a strong and obvious theme in discussions concerning Christianity and Christian ethics of late, at least here on […]

Written November 18th, 2006 with 1 Comment »

John Stuart Mill sites the following statement from Kant as evidence of Kant’s philosophical reliance upon a similar teleological or utilitarian ethic (Mill says that even Kant had to appeal to the principle of utility): “So act that the rule on which thou actest would admit of being adopted as a law by all rational […]

Written November 15th, 2006 with 8 Comments »

Ethics class is heating up thanks to a real-time case study re: Gauvin Hughes McCullough. Gauvin Hughes McCullough is the son of a deaf lesbian couple (Sharon Duchesneau and Candace McCullough). The couple decided to purposely ‘build’ a deaf baby, by seeking out a sperm donor who was deaf too. It worked. The boy is […]

Written November 15th, 2006 with No Comments »

A classical short story titled The Birthmark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) raises a few very important questions concerning the relationship between religion, theology, ethics, and science. The main characters in the story - Aylmer (the man of science) and Georgina (the beautiful but blemished wife) - seem less and less human as the story’s momentum builds toward […]