THE513: Making Biblical Decisions

(3 credits)

Course Description

Christian morality has always been challenged and rejected by unbelievers. But today even many believers have lost their moral footing. Moreover, believers who want to live ethically are frequently confused by the complexities of ethical decisions. This course will present a Biblical system of ethics, focusing on three perspectives on making Biblical decisions – normative, situational and existential. This course does not focus on a Christian stance on individual moral issues, but instead gives students the tools they need to think well about ethics and make Biblical decisions about morality.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Synthesize the normative, situational and existential perspectives on Biblical morality with a view towards making Biblical decisions.
  2. Equip Christians to understand the biblical standards that apply to modern dilemmas.
  3. Articulate the authority of Scripture as the ethical norm for Biblical decisions.
  4. Preach and teach ethical subjects in a manner faithful to Scripture, acknowledging the significance of ethical situations, and appealing to the hearts of their audience.
  5. Lead and guide a congregation through ethical decision-making.
  6. Devise strategies for engagement in ethical situations both in terms of behavior and virtue.
  7. Evaluate competing perspectives on Christian engagement in culture with the ultimate goal of transforming to bring Christ’s kingdom to bear in all areas of life.

Moodle Login and Syllabus
Course Materials & Tuition

Video lecture series used Free
Frame, J. M. (2008). The Doctrine of the Christian Life (First Edition). P & R Publishing. ISBN: $32.95
Keller, T. (2012). Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just. Penguin Books. ISBN: 978-1594486074 $12.00
Wolters, A. M. (2005). Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview (2nd ed. Edition). Eerdmans. ISBN: 978-0802829696 $8.00
Wright, C. J. H. (2017). Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness. IVP Books. ISBN: 978-0830844982 $3.99
Tuition $375.00
Total Cost of Course $431.94