Christian Ethics: Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck offers a definition for ethics from a Christian perspective that I really like: “Ethics is the art of fruitful, godly living and dying well, to God’s glory.” The emphasis upon dying is significant. I think one would be hard pressed to find this included in a definition of Christian Ethics today since there is such an aversion in the West to talking about death.
Evangelical Report on the Environment—A Call to Action: Following the 2011 report, the National Association of Evangelicals have posted a revised report. It is approximately 90 pages long. I have not read it yet but hope to in the next few weeks. Evangelicals can run the risk of focusing so much on salvation and sanctification—issues of the soul—that they turn a blind eye to other important moral issues. The world needs to see a more responsible faith. I hope that you will take time to read at least part of this report along with myself to become better informed. It is especially noteworthy that this focus on the environment is specifically framed as a moral call to value those “least of these.” Click here to read.
Tim Challie’s List of Old Books to Read in the Christian Faith: