Posts Tagged "situational ethics"

Taking steps towards radical honesty…

Posted by on Jun 9, 2024 in Blog | 8 comments

Have you ever been in a relationship where the person says, “I want you to be completely honest with me” and you make the mistake of believing them? There is something about complete honesty that can be very confronting. Even if we are told the “complete truth” it is usually massaged to make it a little more palatable – or at least, it is massaged if the person is a friend, but might be coldly dumped (and perhaps exaggerated) if an enemy. I’ve been thinking through my values – the things I most truly hold to – and asked myself where honesty...

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Doing what Love Requires: Exodus 1, Murder, Myths and Morality…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2021 in Blog | 4 comments

Photo by Alex Green on Pexels.com I recently preached at the wonderful Westcity Church of Christ, taking part in their sermon series on Disruptive Stories. My disruptive story was from Exodus 1:15-22, a story of enormous courage and surprising ethical complexity, which we usually gloss over too quickly. Several people asked for a copy of my notes, so I thought I would make them more widely available and post them on the blog. Hope you find yourself drawn into this extraordinary story…. Have you ever had to make an impossible decision? Perhaps you run a company – and it has some...

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