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Biblical Personal Ethics


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About This Course

Biblical Personal Ethics is a thoughtful, Spirit-led, Bible-based examination of the four core ethical standards of Godly living – as they are each taught in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Their total relevance and liberating applications in our own times and places are affirmed and responsibly engaged. Multiple essential ties between Bible-based ethics and theology are openly embraced. After all, we each reveal our true beliefs by our behavior. Therefore, every one of Biblical teachings in this course is directly beneficial for both each student’s personal growth in the Living God’s grace and also for discipling others.

Unit 1: What Does the LORD Require of You?


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Dr. Paul de Vries (Ph.D. The University of Virginia)

Dr. Paul de Vries has tremendous academic background as a dean or associate dean of three Christian Schools (Wheaton College, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Seminary of the East). He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of Virginia, specializing in applied ethics, critical thinking, and hermeneutics. He is the lead author of three books: The Taming of the Shrewd; Ethics Applied; and Business Ethics Applied.

Course Units

Unit 1: What Does the LORD Require of You?

Unit 2: Experiencing the Living God

Unit 3: Doing Justice/ Growing in Fairness

Unit 4: Right Relationships

Unit 5: Loving Being Kind and Merciful

Unit 6: Following the Biblical Exemplars

Unit 7: Walking Humbly with the Living God

Unit 8: Biblical Action in the LORD's Grace