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April 20, 2007

Further Diluting Our Ethics

Back in March I commented on the claim by some evangelicals in the US, that a focus on climate change and environmental issues was diluting the ethical focus of Christians. At the time I made it clear that such an outlook was not only indicative of an impoverished theology, but also betrayed assumptions about the […]

Back in March I commented on the claim by some evangelicals in the US, that a focus on climate change and environmental issues was diluting the ethical focus of Christians. At the time I made it clear that such an outlook was not only indicative of an impoverished theology, but also betrayed assumptions about the stupidity and ignorance of the average church-goer.

Since then, I have been keeping an eye out for other global ethical problems that might not be getting the traction they deserve amongst Christian thinkers (and bloggers). I’ve come up with an initial (and far from complete) list of five topics and next week I’ll be spending a day on each of them. The topics are,

Asia’s “Missing” Women
Private Equity and Monetary Risk
Mercenary and Private Armies
Pharmacolising of Obesity
The Politics of Cynicism

These are “big” issues; some already contend for the “story of 2007.” At present they are challenging me with more “questions than answers,” but it seems clear that we need to be thinking and talking about such problems and looking for practical, tangible ways to repond as believers. I’m looking forward to any comments, emails and ideas throughout the week.

[tags] Ethics [/tags]

Responses
Paul 16 years ago

Fernando thanks for doing this and i will read next week with great interest…

John Smulo 16 years ago

Great list. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts.

billy calderwood 16 years ago

Great stuff Fernado!

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

Thanks guys, my ethics-output has been low of late. I hope the series works out as being useful.

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