Ethics

Religious Liberty Made Me a Baptist

Religious liberty implies a recognition that individuals make conscientious decisions to participate in group associations that have different requirements and different callings than the rest of society and the state. In my view, these truths lead one inside the walls of a Baptist church.

Do You Have Enough Faith to Be Kind?

When we fail to be kind to brothers and sisters in Christ, we are failing to trust God in some way, perhaps his power to change hearts or the sufficiency of his Word.

Forming Evangelical Pastors: Theological Education from the Margins

If the social pressures against historic Christianity do increase—as I expect they will—pastors and ministers will need a deeper doctrinal foundation, one that enables them to effectively catechize and instruct congregations embedded in a neo-pagan West.

Heroism, Valor, and the Moral Argument for God

The heroism and valor we see in those serving COVID-19 victims isn’t illusory. The moral response to encountering heroism and valor testifies to the reality of these virtues, grounded ultimately in God.

What Christians can learn about ethics from COVID-19

Do we sacrifice the economy to save human lives or do we sacrifice human lives to save the economy?

2 things every child needs in a gender-confused world

The Bible puts solid ground beneath our feet so that we don’t have to guess at what it means to be male and female.

Episode 24: Jimmy Scroggins on the Three Circles and preaching to the President.

In the Season 2 finale of the Pastor Well Podcast, Dr. York sits down with Jimmy Scroggins (Senior Pastor at the Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL) to discuss the Three Circles and preaching to the President.

The Christian sexual ethic is going to be the dividing line — and not just because of Christians

Many Christian leaders have been warning for some time that the issue of Christianity’s sexual ethic is going to be a dividing line — that it would be a Reformation-like moment that would lead to dividing denominations, tearing asunder friendships and unity in its wake. That is no longer speculative.

A primer on ethical triage

Churches need to understand the ethical demands of the gospel, which means carefully triaging ethical essentials from non-essentials.

What should we make of Rahab’s lie?

Was is sinful for Rahab to lie? Did she actually lie at all?

The church’s role in racial reconciliation: a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

“Segregation is a moral evil which no Christian can accept. The church must make it clear that if we are to be true witnesses of Jesus Christ, we can no longer give our allegiance to a system of segregation.”