The ethical issues that are at the discretion of the statistician can thus be addressed from a Christian worldview. For instance, one of the ethical issues is the ownership of data and the disclosure of private information regarding the client and the data collected. This ethical issue can be approached using the golden rule of “do unto others as you would have done to you” or loving ones neighbor as yourself (Moreland and Craig, 2003). Another ethical issue that arises with the practice of statistics is the concept of chance and probability. This can be addressed with the Christian worldview that scientific truth is not something that is predetermined and instead adapts itself to interpretation and human requirements (Geertsema,
We interpret reality by the basis of our worldview. Our moral opinion is shaped by our worldview. Generally speaking, people have different worldviews and opinions about God, man, and life. The goal of a worldview curriculum is to present a framework for biblical truth and values as an integral part of the curriculum, and have assignments that are
are strongly in-line with Natural Law. Many Christians adopt deontological positions and think we should act according to God's design or purpose for our lives. They may be less influenced by Aquinas in this, and Protestants tend to be less sure about moral absolutes. However, there is still a strong sense of following rules within most Christian denominations. Aquinas said: “Consequently, law must needs concern itself mainly with the order that is in beatitude.” From this we can see that the Bible played a big part in the development of Natural Law; this proves that Christians make moral decisions through a multiple of different ways.
The American Association of Christian Counselors & American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract Professional counselors are bound by a professional code of ethics. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have provided the ethics for counselors to follow and hold true to. The ACA focuses on counseling in the secular scope however does not address issues that are related to counseling in a Christian forum. The AACC was designed specifically to provide counselors to integrate their Christian worldview into their practice. While there are many similarities between both codes there are also very distinctive differences as well.
Informal and spontaneous prayers on the other hand are widely used by adherents across the spectrum of Christian denominations Traditional and formal prayer covers a wide range of occasions. The best known and most widely used of these prayers is the Lord's Prayer also known as the Our Father. This prayer is significant because it is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Accordingly, it is widely used throughout all Christian denominations both in formal liturgies and in personal prayer. The importance of the Our Father has been deconstructed and analysed as an indicator of how Christians should approach prayer in general.
“Explain what Fletcher understands by ‘Christian love’ and its role in the moral decision-making process of situation ethics” Situational ethics is an ethical theory that was created by an Anglican priest named Joseph Fletcher. This ethical system believed that all humans should make moral decisions based on what is the most loving thing to do. Fletcher didn’t mean any random type of love, he meant the love that is unconditional that divine authorities such as Jesus have displayed. Love that isn’t romantic or sexual but can be from one stranger to another as well as love between two people who know eachother. Situation ethics does have rules and principles to abide by.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). Hammett goes on to detail how through these ordinances believers are united to Christ (263). He discusses the proper administration of these ordinances and explains how we should properly view these in our worship. This chapter focuses heavily on the theological, biblical, and practical issues surrounding each of the ordinances and our view on
A Study of Godly Ethics The Principles of a Biblical Worldview The Bible establishes the guidelines of God's ethical boundaries for all Christ followers. On some issues, God's Word speaks explicitly; however, there is less clarity in other matters and more need for discernment. As Christians learn, accept, and live the reality of Christ, they move towards a life of godliness.1 Through this process, Christians can begin to discern more clearly and live out a biblical worldview.2 Christ followers should be characterized by truth.3 If they are to be characterize by truth, what truth is must be interpreted. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth, your word is truth.” God has expressed Himself through Scripture; His Word is true, reliable, eternal, and the sacred authority.4 The Bible is the very word of God and should be the starting point for all thinking.5 Jesus also said that He is the truth.6 Jesus exemplifies wisdom and knowledge.7 God loves His creation enough to tell them how to live and promises to give understanding to those who seek Him.8 The root of man's dilemma often comes from not seeking God or misinterpreting the nature of God's truth.9 “The reason so few people act like Christians is that they do not think like Christians.”10 How then does one begin to think like a Christian? Christianity should be seen as the outline for godly decision making and a strategy for daily living.11 The Word of God has the final jurisdiction and is pertinent for the choices that Christians must make, many of which have moral consequences.
Wisdom – is not just good practical judgment or common sense or a high degree of knowledge. The wisdom that is of the Spirit is centered on Jesus. It is concerned with the best way to live. It is God's guidance on how to live as a Christian. (Mark 10:20, 1Cor 12‐14, Luke 18:22) B.
Exercise # 1 WORKSHEET for CHRISTIAN ANTHROPOLOGY Christian Anthropology becomes meaningful only when an individual have achieved a deeper and transcended understanding of the most basic things in life (ie. Life as a gift, faith, honesty, happiness, freedom, Love, death, forgiveness etc.) Attempt therefore to answer the questions provided below for a thorough self awareness. 1. If you shall be allowed to make a model of your own house, how would you like it to be designed?