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Mobile Ed: PC201 Pastoral Ethics (6 hour course)

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In this course Dr. Daniel Doriani looks at Christian ethics through the lens of the Ten Commandments. He shows how each of the ethical principles interacts with the rest of the Bible and affects our lives today. Doriani also examines the history and purpose of Christian ethics and surveys other religions and their ethical systems.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and goal of Christian ethics
  • Show how each of the Ten Commandments is applied throughout Scripture
  • Apply each of the commandments in its deepest sense to contemporary ethics
  • Discuss the relationship of hermeneutics and ethics in pastoral ministry
  • Relate the teachings of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit to Christian ethics
  • Examine the role of Christian community in ethical living

Course Outline

Unit 1: Pastoral Ethics

  • The Purpose of Ethics
  • The Goal of Ethics
  • Hermeneutics and Ethics
  • Ethical Transformation
  • Using the Sermon Starter Guide
  • The Role of the Teacher
  • Creating a List of Memory Verses
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Ethics Beyond Law
  • Four Ethical Questions
  • Unit 1 Quiz

Unit 2: The First Commandment

  • The First Commandment
  • A Survey of Ethical Claims in World Religions
  • Looking Up Words in a Dictionary or Encyclopedia
  • Contemporary Ethical Positions
  • Ethical Motivation
  • The Centrality of Obedience
  • Unit 2 Quiz

Unit 3: The Second Commandment

  • The Second Commandment
  • God-Given Images
  • Unit 3 Quiz

Unit 4: The Third Commandment

  • The Third Commandment
  • Researching Biblical Names
  • The Name of God
  • Identifying the Names of God in the Bible
  • More Names of God
  • Misusing the Name of God
  • Bearing the Name of God
  • Unit 4 Quiz

Unit 5: The Fourth Commandment

  • The Fourth Commandment
  • Analyzing Parallel Accounts of the Ten Commandments
  • A Theology of Rest
  • Rest through a Theological Paradigm
  • Practicing Sabbath
  • Unit 5 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

Unit 6: The Fifth Commandment

  • The Fifth Commandment
  • Honoring Parents through Life
  • Honoring God-Ordained Authority
  • An Obligation to Disobey
  • Government Allegiance
  • Unit 6 Quiz

Unit 7: The Sixth Commandment

  • The Sixth Commandment
  • Protecting Life
  • Being Our Brother’s Keeper
  • New Testament Perspectives
  • Application and Discernment
  • Abortion and the Sixth Commandment
  • Finding Ancient Near Eastern Parallels to Biblical Material
  • Becoming Ethical Neighbors
  • Unit 7 Quiz

Unit 8: The Seventh Commandment

  • The Seventh Commandment
  • Marriage in Culture
  • Sexual Ethics
  • Desire and Faithfulness
  • Marriage as Covenant
  • The Unity of Marriage
  • Locating Verses Where God Is Called a “Helper”
  • Challenges to Marriage
  • Love and Marriage
  • Distinguishing the Different Greek Terms for Love
  • Agape in Marriage
  • Finding Verses Where God Expresses Agapao Love
  • Three Loves in Marriage
  • The Love of Christ and Marriage
  • Unit 8 Quiz

Unit 9: The Eighth Commandment

  • The Eighth Commandment
  • Theft and Restitution
  • Types of Thievery
  • Property and Possessions
  • Unit 9 Quiz

Unit 10: The Ninth Commandment

  • The Ninth Commandment
  • Sins of Speech
  • Speaking the Truth
  • Unit 10 Quiz

Unit 11: The Tenth Commandment

  • The Tenth Commandment
  • Covetousness
  • The Heart of the Ten Commandments
  • Unit 9 Quiz
  • Final Exam

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About Daniel M. Doriani

Dr. Daniel M. Doriani (STM, PhD) is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary. He has also served in various pastoral roles and has been involved in planning and study committees at the presbytery level in both the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). He is the author of several books, including Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible, Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application, and commentaries on Matthew and 1 Peter in the Reformed Expository Commentary series.

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