Establish a definition of Christian ethics, examine the threefold criteria of good works and present a biblical threefold process for making ethical decisions.
Explore the authority of God and his word in ethics.
Explore the proper standards for ethical decisions by investigating the divine authorship and the attributes of Scripture.
Focuses on how a proper understanding of situations can help us understand God’s revelation.
Focuses on the overarching goal that God has laid before us, namely, the success and triumph of his kingdom as it spreads from heaven to cover the whole earth.
Identifies the major components of the ethical situation we encounter in the modern world, and to explain how each component bears on the ethical decisions we must make.
Explores the existential perspective by looking at the relationship between goodness and our being, focusing on how goodness relates to who we are.
Investigates the existential perspective on ethics by looking at the ways our motives and intentions affect the morality of our decisions.
Gives an overview of the primeval history, the literary structure, original meaning and modern application of Genesis 1-11.
Introduces the epistle of James as the New Testament book of wisdom, and examines the author, audience, occasion of writing, and the letter’s structure and content.
Explains how Revelation’s context and setting can help us understand its original meaning and apply its message to our own lives in the modern world.
Explores the literary composition of Revelation and explains the significance of its outline and major arguments.
Introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of Hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world.
Explores the rhetorical tools the author of Hebrews used to exhort his original audience to remain faithful to Jesus, and explains how the author wove recurring elements into persuasive presentations.
Examines Genesis 2:4-3:24, the story of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden.