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  • What The Bible Says About Birth Control Infertility Reproductive Technology


    New from Bestselling Author Wayne Grudem

    The topic of reproductive issues is a sensitive one that every married couple must face. Advances in reproductive technology offer couples more options than ever before to have children-fertility treatment methods; embryo adoption; and prefertilization genetic screening. With all of these solutions available, plus the blessing of adoption, it can be difficult for Christian couples to determine which to consider when the Bible doesn’t give explicit answers. Theologian Wayne Grudem applies biblical truth and ethical reasoning to these problems in order to help Christians navigate issues surrounding birth control, infertility, reproductive technology, and adoption as they seek to live out God’s word in an ever-changing society.

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  • Talking About Ethics


    An accessible introduction to ethics through engaging dialogues

    Talking About Ethics provides the reader with all of the tools necessary to develop a coherent approach to ethical decision making. Using the tools of ethical theory, the authors show how these theories play out in relation to a wide variety of ethical questions using an accessible dialogue format. The chapters follow three college students as they discuss today’s most important ethical issues with their families and friends, including:
    *Capital punishment
    *Legalization of narcotics
    *Premarital sex
    *Reproductive technologies
    *Gender identity
    *The environment, and many more

    The engaging dialogue format illustrates how these topics often take shape in the real world, and model critical thinking and Christian ethical decision making. Study aids in each chapter include overviews, sidebars, reflection questions, glossaries, and recommended reading. Ideal as a textbook for undergraduate ethics courses, it is also accessible enough for high school classes and personal study.

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  • Theological Ethics : The Moral Life Of The Gospel In Contemporary Context


    Be Prepared to Think Theologically through Today’s Most Pressing Ethical and Moral Issues

    In Theological Ethics theologian, pastor, and ethicist W. Ross Hastings gives pastors, ministry leaders, and students a guide designed to equip them to think deeply and theologically about the moral formation of persons in our communities, about ethical inquiry and action, and about the tone and content of our engagement in the public square. The book presents a biblical perspective and a gospel-centered framework for thinking about complex contemporary issues in ways are life-giving and that will lead readers into greater flourishing as human persons in community.

    This book is distinctive in presenting:

    *A framework for theological ethics that is robustly theological and Trinitarian. Ethics isolated from the gospel and theology becomes bad news, but when it is informed by and empowered by participation in the triune God of grace, it is part of the good news of the gospel.

    *An approach to theology and theological ethics that makes the Word of God the ultimate authority and it is therefore grounded in the biblical narrative and texts.

    *An understanding that theological ethics are inherently missional. The church as the image of the triune God makes it the home of ethics, but in light of its missional identity, it will reverberate outwards to engage the world in ways that are humble and not power-mongering, that are gospel-based and shalom-evoking.

    Theological Ethics is for those who lead churches or ministries (or someday will) and who urgently need deep theological grounding as they daily encounter ethical and moral issues where they need to provide a gracious, truthful, and gospel-directed response.

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  • Etica Cristiana


    El exitoso autor y pastor, Miguel Nuez, reune mas de treinta aos de experiencia docente en un solo volumen. Este libro tiene el proposito de proporcionar una cosmovision biblica para cuestiones eticas dificiles, incluidas cuestiones contemporaneas como la riqueza y la pobreza, el matrimonio y el divorcio, el control de la natalidad, el aborto, la eutanasia, la homosexualidad, las practicas comerciales, la administracion ambiental, decir la verdad, conocer la voluntad de Dios, entender las leyes del Antiguo Testamento y muchas mas.

    Best-selling author and pastor, Miguel Nuez, puts over thirty years of teaching experience into a single volume. This book has the purpose of providing a biblical worldview for difficult ethical issues, including contemporary issues such as wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws, and many more.

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  • Invitation To Christian Ethics


    A comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics addressing today’s most challenging moral issues

    Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today’s difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson’s survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today, such as:

    * Sexuality, including homosexuality, sexual identity, and gender
    * Marriage and divorce
    * Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies
    * Abortion
    * Physician-assisted suicide
    * Race relations
    * Creation care
    * Capital punishment
    * Just war, pacifism, and the use of lethal force

    Magnuson provides biblical insight into each topic and presents key moral considerations. He also answers specific, practical questions that arise and concludes with a summary of his recommended approach to each issue. Readers will learn how to grapple with difficult moral questions and will receive guidance for some of life’s most challenging ethical conundrums.

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  • Glittering Vices Second Edition


    Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, this book takes readers on a journey of self-examination, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness. The first edition sold 35,000 copies and was a C. S. Lewis Book Prize award winner. Now updated and revised throughout, the second edition includes a new chapter on grace and growth through the spiritual disciplines. Questions for discussion and study are included at the end of each chapter.

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  • Thy Will Be Done


    This short, accessible, but theologically substantive volume unfolds the significance of the Ten Commandments for the Christian life. Gilbert Meilaender, one of today’s leading Christian ethicists, places the commandments in the larger context of the biblical history of redemption and invites readers to wrestle with how human loves should relate to the first commandment: to love God above all else. As he approaches the Decalogue from this perspective, Meilaender helps Christians learn what it means to say, Thy will be done.

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  • What The Bible Says About How To Know Gods Will


    At some point, every Christian wonders, What is God’s will for me in this situation? There are many situations for which Scripture doesn’t provide a black-and-white answer. In this book, adapted from his larger work Christian Ethics, Wayne Grudem helps readers stop overcomplicating God’s will and instead embrace the different ways they acquire wisdom for daily life. He lays out guidelines for making decisions both big and small. After looking at the 4 dimensions of every action (the action itself, attitudes, motives, and results), Grudem works through 9 sources of information and guidance, both objective (information from the Bible, information from studying the situation, information about ourselves, advice from others, changed circumstances) and subjective (conscience, heart, a human spirit, and the Holy Spirit). Readers will gain insight into how to make the right decisions about situations that arise in their lives.

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  • What The Bible Says About Abortion Euthanasia And The Dignity Of Human Life


    Abortion and euthanasia are hot-button issues in our world today, accompied by many differing views, deeply held convictions, and personal experiences related to privacy, sexual behavior, personal desires and responsibility, pregnancy, and children-but deeper than all these is the nature of human life itself. In this timely book, adapted from his larger work Christian Ethics, Wayne Grudem argues that human life is rooted in God’s image, and it is therefore morally wrong to put an innocent human to death, whether at the beginning or end of life. He offers a biblical guide to these topics, defining his terms clearly, exploring science and politics, and weighing opposing arguments-answering questions about the protection of an unborn child, abortion in the case of rape or danger to the mother’s life, and when to stop medical treatment at the end of someone’s life. This short book will help all who seek to understand what the Bible teaches about these important issues that deal with human life.

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  • Age Of AI


    Associate research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Jason Thacker, helps us navigate our digital age in this thoughtful exploration of the social, moral, and ethical challenges of our ongoing interactions with artificial intelligence.

    Alexa, how is AI changing our world? We interact with artificial intelligence, or AI, nearly every moment of the day without knowing it. From our Twitter and Facebook social media feeds to our online carts to smart thermostats and Alexa and Google Home, AI is everywhere. In The Age of AI, Jason Thacker shows us how Christian truth transforms how we use AI in order to love God and our neighbor better.

    Applying God’s Word to this new AI-empowered age, The Age of AI serves as a guide for those wary of technology’s impact on our society and also for those who are enthusiastic about where AI is taking us. Jason explains how AI affects us individually, in our relationships, and in our society at large as he addresses AI’s impact on our bodies, sexuality, work, economics, and privacy. With theological depth and a wide awareness of the current trends in AI, Jason is a steady guide reminding us that while AI is changing most things, it does not change the foundations of the Christian faith.

    Are robots going to take my job? How are smartphones affecting my kids? Do I need to worry about privacy when I get online or ask Siri for directions? Whatever questions you have about AI, The Age of AI gives you insights on how to navigate this brand new world as you apply God’s ageless truths to your life and future.

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  • Equal : What The Bible Says About Women, Men, And Authority


    In Equal, Church and ministry leader Katia Adams argues that the church has too often misrepresented the heart of Jesus to release and empower women and men. With sensitivity to both sides of the argument, Adams draws on the wisdom of Scripture, theology, and the Holy Spirit. Blending them with her own personal experiences, she asserts that both women and men are equally called to serve and lead in the church and in the world-and that, by restricting the roles of women, we are missing God’s design for the church and for the gospel’s impact on the earth.

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  • Christian Worldview


    Since his Reformed Dogmatics was translated into English in the last decade, 19th-century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck has gained wide popularity among pastors and theologians in the 21st century. Christian Worldview, another of his foundational works, is here translated into English for the first time, introducing more of Bavinck’s ideas to a contemporary audience. This book was originally written in response to the challenges of modernity, such as the loss of unity of the self, increasing political tension, the rise of scientism, the reduction of humanity to the merely physical, and more-challenges that continue to reverberate in our day and age.

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  • Philosophy : A Christian Introduction


    Two experienced educators offer an up-to-date introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that covers the four major areas of philosophical thought: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Written from an analytic perspective, the book introduces key concepts and issues within the main areas of philosophical inquiry in a comprehensive yet accessible way, inviting readers on a quest for goodness, truth, and beauty that ultimately points to Jesus as the source of all.

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  • Lost World Of The Torah


    Proposition 1: The Old Testament Is An Ancient Document
    Proposition 2: The Way We Interpret The Torah Today Is Influenced By The Way We Think Law And Legislation Work
    Proposition 3: Legal Collections In The Ancient World Are Not Legislation
    Proposition 4: Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Teach Wisdom
    Proposition 5: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections And Therefore Also Teaches Wisdom, Not Legislation
    Proposition 6: The Israelite Covenant Effectively Functions As An Ancient Near Eastern Suzerainty Treaty
    Proposition 7: Holiness Is A Status, Not An Objective
    Proposition 8: Ancient Near Eastern Ritual Served To Meet The Needs Of The Gods
    Proposition 9: Ancient Israelite Ritual Serves To Maintain Covenant Order Because Yahweh Has No Needs
    Proposition 10: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Because It Is Embedded In The Same Cultural Context, Not Because It Is Dependent On Them
    Proposition 11: The Differences Between The Torah And The Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Are Found Not In Legislation But In The Order Founded In The Covenant
    Proposition 12: Torah Is Situated In Context Of The Ancient World
    Proposition 13: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of The Covenant
    Proposition 14: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of Israelite Theology Regarding Yahweh’s Presence Residing Among Them
    Proposition 15: Discussions Of Law In The New Testament Do Not Tell Us Anything About Old Testament Torah In Context
    Proposition 16: The Torah Should Not Be Divided Into Categories To Separate Out What Is Relevant
    Proposition 17: Torah Was Never Intended To Provide Salvation
    Proposition 18: Divine Instruction Can Be Understood As A Metaphor Of Health Rather Than A Metaphor Of Law
    Proposition 19: We Cannot Gain Moral Knowledge Or Build A System Of Ethics Based On Reading The Torah In Context And Deriving Principles From It
    Proposition 20: Torah Cannot Provide Proof-Texts For Solving Issues Today
    Proposition 21: The Ancient Israelites Would Not Have Understood The Torah As Providing Divine Moral Instruction
    Proposition 22: A Divine Command Theory Of Ethics Does Not Require That The Torah Is Moral Instruction
    Proposition 23: Taking The Torah Seriously Means Understanding What It Was Written To Say, Not Converting It Into Moral Law
    Appendix 1: The Decalogue
    Sayings 1-4
    Sayings 5-10
    Further Reading
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect.

    On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete, no long carrying any normative power (tassels on clothing, making sacrifices). Even readers who do attempt to make use of the Old Testament law often find it either irrelevant, hopelessly laden with thou shalt nots, or simply so confusing that they throw up their hands in despair. Despite these extremes, people continue to propose moral principles from these laws as the biblical view and to garner proof texts to resolve issues that arise in society. The result is that both Christians and skeptics regularly abuse the Torah, and its true message often lies unheard.

    Walton and Walton offer in The Lost World of the Torah a restorative vision of the ancient genre of instruction for wisdom that makes up a significant portion of the Old Testament. In the ancient Near East, order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The objective of torah was to teach the Israelites to be wise about the kind of order needed to receive the blessings of God’s favor and presence with the context of the covenant. Here readers will find fresh insight on this fundamental genre of the Old Testament canon.

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  • Making Faithful Decisions At The End Of Life


    By exploring the ethics of resisting and accepting death from a Christian perspective, Nancy Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of Christian faith. Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life helps readers use biblical and theological perspectives regarding death to inform end-of-life decisions, consider where they stand on withdrawing life support and supporting death with dignity laws, and take steps in planning for their own future.

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  • Departing In Peace


    Decisions at the end of life create deep anxiety for those involved. But it is possible to find peace and comfort amid the hard choices.

    As a church elder and hospital ethics consultant, Bill Davis has talked, walked, and prayed with many people in end-of-life situations. Employing varied case studies and biblical, ethical insight, he guides you in making decisions for yourself and others, preparing advance directives, taking financial concerns into account, and navigating new realities in American hospitals.

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  • Ethics At Work (Student/Study Guide)


    Ethics is about knowing and doing what is good or right, and workplace ethics is about knowing and doing what is good or right at work. For the Christian, this means applying the Bible and other resources of the Christian faith to help decide and do what is ethical or moral at work. Three general approaches to ethics have achieved widespread use both in Christian moral thinking and in the world at large: 1. Command-What do the rules say is the right way to act? 2. Consequences-What actions are most likely to bring about the best outcome? 3. Character-What kind of moral person do I want to be or become? What distinguishes Christian ethics is not that it uses different approaches, but that it brings biblical values into each of these approaches. There are biblical commands (also called principles), biblically desired outcomes and biblical character traits (also called virtues) that Christians need to bring into their moral decisions, actions and development. In developing a Christian ethic, we will consider what help the Bible provides for each of these approaches. Then we’ll explore whether we might need to combine these three in some way to give us a more balanced and integrated approach. Finally, we’ll consider how to live with the reality that our world is fallen, or imperfect, and that there is almost never a perfect solution. These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thought-provoking questions, and prayers to help you explore what the Bible says about work and apply it to your life in positive, practical ways. The lessons in each chapter are designed for thirty-minute lunch breaks, although they can be used in other formats as well.

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  • Revolucion Moral


    Moral Revolution is a non-religious, intimate, and honest look at sex.

    Moral Revolution was written for radical lovers and passionate people who dream of being catalysts to another sexual revolution-one that transforms the way the world views sexuality, defines the unborn, and embraces the family.

    Moral Revolution seeks to inspire a culture of noble people to walk in purity, passion, and power and to help restore those who have fallen into immorality.

    Moral Revolution is a training manual that will equip you to survive the battlefield of your own sex drive, overcome the power of peer pressure, and push back the cesspool of distorted cultural values.

    Moral Revolution will help you to emerge from combat with your trophy of purity intact so that you can present it to your lover on your honeymoon night. Many who have fallen in this battle or have been wounded in this war will find hope and courage to start over again.

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  • Serving Jesus With Integrity


    Ethics and Accountability in Mission
    The word ethics carries an aura of countervailing views, overlapping claims, uncertain footing, and seductive attractions. Some issues are as clear as the horizontal versus vertical axes in Sawai Chinnawong’s striking painting, Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, that graces the cover of this book. At the same time-because we are involved, because our interests, our inclinations, our plans and relationships are at stake-the issues that engage missionary practitioners can be frustratingly labyrinthine, curling endlessly back on themselves.

    Evangelical missionaries and mission agencies are concerned about personal morality-and rightly so. But as the chapters in this volume attest, evangelical mission’s ethical engagement extends far beyond simply avoiding compromising sexual situations and not absconding with the finances. How should we talk about others’ beliefs and practices to ourselves? To them? How should we represent ourselves to others? What role does tolerance for ambiguity play in missionaries’ mental preparation? How should accountability be structured in intercultural partnerships? Are there ways to enable organizational justice to flourish in mission institutions? What might integrity in short-term
    mission outreach look like? How does care for creation relate to mission? What role can a code of ethics for missionary practice play?

    Limited and fallible and marred by the fall, we need both guidance and admonition-and deep reflection on the conduct of evangelical mission such as is provided in this volume-so that we may serve Jesus with true integrity.

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