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Entries Tagged as 'Ethics'

Abortion and the Morality of Feticide: Part I

February 10th, 2011 168 Comments

Is it morally permissible to commit feticide? The abortion debate swirls around this question, a lot of rhetoric, emotion and anger gets spent on debating this question or avoiding it. In this series I will examine this question. First I will sketch an argument against feticide: the killing of a fetus. Then I will examine […]

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Pro Life Tour: Hear Jill Stanek, Bryan Kemper, Glenn Peoples, Brendan Malone and Matthew Flannagan

January 31st, 2011 305 Comments

Student group Pro-Life New Zealand brought have popular pro-life speakers Jill Stanek and Bryan Kemper out from the US for a nationwide tour of New Zealand. Pro Life Tour 2011 31 Jan Wellington 1 Feb Palmerston North 2 – 3 Feb Christchurch 4 Feb Dunedin 5 Feb Auckland 7 Feb Hamilton Most centres will have day workshops […]

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Contra Mundum: The Judgmental Jesus

January 29th, 2010 22 Comments

Few things are thought to be more morally pernicious than the practice of judging others. Sometimes this is given a theological spin with people citing the Sermon on the Mount “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure […]

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Auckland STAANZ Conference: Eschatology and Pneumatology UPDATED

November 18th, 2009 10 Comments

The Systematic Theology Association in Aotearoa New Zealand (STAANZ ) are this week holding a conference in Auckland focusing on eschatology and pneumatology. What: STAANZ Conference on Eschatology and Pneumatology When: Thursday 19 November – Friday 20 November 9:00am-5:30 pm Where: Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Rd, Auckland Cost: $15 Pre-conference prayer will be held […]

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Audi and the Infallibility of Religious Reasons

November 7th, 2009 6 Comments

In “Liberal Democracy and the Place of Religion in Politics”,[1] Robert Audi defends the liberal thesis that religious reasons should not be utilised in debate on issues of public policy. Instead he contends that “one should not advocate or support any law or public policy that restricts human conduct unless one has, and is willing […]

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Guest Sunday Study: Moral Perspectives on Lying

October 25th, 2009 2 Comments

Bethyada explores the morality of lying. (This guest post is part of open mic week(s)) There are a range of Christian theories on the moral acceptability of lying. The issues around lying seem difficult to fully categorise in English. The problem is a lack of simple words to express subtle differences in meaning. To illustrate […]

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Sunday Study: The Bible and Rape – A Response to Michael Martin

September 27th, 2009 9 Comments

A little while ago I wrote a post criticising Michael Martin’s contention that the Bible commands a rape victim to marry her rapist, Does the Bible Teach that a Rape Victim has to Marry her Rapist? To summarise briefly, Martin cited Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and interpreted it as, Here the victim of rape is as treated […]

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