Discerning Ethics
Hak Joon Lee, Timothy Dearborn

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Narrated By: various narrators, Matthew McAuliffe, Feodor Chin, Kate Mulligan, Brian Nishii, Jennifer Jill Araya, Kyle Tait, Eric G. Dove, Ralph Lister, Eileen Stevens, Richard Powers, Ann Richardson, Robertson Dean, Kevin Kenerly, Emily Pike Stewart, Chris Abell, Bob Souer

Duration: 12 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

Racism. Immigration. Gun violence. Sexuality. Health care. The number of ethical issues that demand a response from Christians today is almost dizzying. How can Christians navigate such matters? What are faithful responses to these questions?

Edited by two theologians with pastoral experience, this volume invites engagement with these issues and more by drawing on real-life experiences, and offering a range of responses to some of the most challenging moral questions confronting the church today.

With an unflinching yet irenic approach, this resource can help Christians as they seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.


Christianity, Religious ethics, Religious ethics, Christian life and practice, Religious social and pastoral thought and activity, Ethics and moral philosophy

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“It is clear that the editors have attained their goal to help readers become exposed to the range of different ethical perspectives and the rationales behind each position.”


“An excellent introduction to the most urgent contemporary ethical issues. Discerning Ethics demonstrates methodological sophistication, honest discussion of divergent views, and a solid biblical commitment. Highly recommended!”

Ronald J. Sider, professor emeritus, Palmer Seminary at Eastern University

“If American Protestants have been polarized between progressive-liberals on the ‘left’ and conservative evangelicals on the ‘right,’ Lee and Dearborn and their colleagues have broken through this either-or, not merely in pointing out that the middle is a much more expansive spectrum than just another stance, but in showing that both commitments to biblical and theological orthodoxy and attentiveness to the contemporary world and its complex realities require the virtuous practice of spiritual discernment, one that is faithful to the gospel rather than beholden to any ideology or tradition.”

Amos Yong, dean of the School of Theology and the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Seminary

“This volume of essays is exactly what we need in the classroom today, both in seminaries and college theology courses.”