Category Archives: Ethics

MLK Jr on Nonviolent Resistance

In a 1957 article for the Christian Century entitled Nonviolence and Racial Justice, King briefly traces the history of African Americans in this country from their first arrival as slaves in 1619 to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. He further … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Simplicity

My blogging friend at Christocentricity provided some helpful suggestions for living a simple life. Check it out. As he often does, he addressed a topic of similar interest. So, let me provide some initial thoughts on living a life of … Continue reading

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Character and Appearance

We live in a culture where appearance often trumps character. The sexy, wealthy, and stylish are preferred over those with a beautiful character, rich of spirit and modest in adornment. The apostles Peter reminds us that we should strive to … Continue reading

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Wright’s Typological Interpretation

This is a fourth post on Wright’s models of interpretation in Old Testament Ethics and the People of God. The Paradigmatic Model related the OT Law to Creation, where it sought to restore God’s creative purposes for humans and creation … Continue reading

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Wright’s Escatological Interpretation

For a background to this post, read my first two posts on Wright’s interpretive framework from his book OT Ethics for the People of God: Wright’s OT Framework and Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation. In Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation, he notes that there … Continue reading

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Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation

In my last post, I presented Wright’s OT Ethical Framework, which consists of three major components: God, Israel and the land. Ethics in the OT revolve around these foundational concepts. Wright extends his use of the OT Ethical Framework in … Continue reading

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Wright’s OT Ethical Framework

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I just finished reading Christopher Wright’s An Eye for an Eye: The Place of Old Testament Ethics Today. Wright’s book, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God seems to be an expanded version of his thoughts in this book … Continue reading

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