Ethics & Justice

Biblical Insight. Principled Living.

CLC Ethics & Justice efforts seek to help Christians and churches grapple with contemporary issues from a biblical perspective. This involves seeking to understand both the current cultural situation and biblical principles that may apply.


Ferrell Foster

Director, Ethics & Justice, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

Julie Valentine

Ministry Assistant, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288


Issues

Citizenship

Christians are citizens of two “kingdoms” – God’s and society’s. Jesus and Scripture as a whole have given much guidance on what it means to be a good citizen in God’s kingdom, and those same principles apply to being a good citizen in society. Learn more…

Creation Care

Earth is our home. The more we understand Earth’s life systems, the more we will be able to hear with clarity and urgency what the Bible says about our relationship with the environment. The Creator calls us to care for the creation. Learn more…

Ethical Choices

We make countless decisions in our daily lives. In all of them we seek to make good and right choices. The Christian has resources to help. We have the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Christian sisters and brothers and insight from centuries of Christian voices. Learn more…

Hunger & Poverty

Hunger and poverty are a sad part of our cultural landscape today, just as it has been for centuries. The persistence of these problems makes it no less important to address them. Jesus told us to feed the hungry and meet the needs of the disadvantaged. Learn more…

Life & Death

God is the creator and sustainer of life. Jesus Christ came that we “may have life, and have it abundantly“ (John 10:10). Christ also has given this creation new life through his death and resurrection. Learn more…

Minister Ethics

The vocation of ministry presents unique challenges to ethical living. Ministers and congregations can join together in creating an environment that promotes godly living. Learn more…

Money & Economics

Life in today’s world requires money – it is the means by which people provide for their basic needs. Christians seek to follow Christ in how they use their own money and, in a democracy, how they create systems for promoting economic health for all. Learn more…

Race Relations

Racism is still a part of our American culture, but Christ taught us to love all people, despite differences. Followers of Christ work against racial and ethnic bigotry and for freedom and justice for all. Learn more…

Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is best promoted when church and state remain separate in the manner prescribed by the First Amendment. All Americans have freedom to choose any religion or no religion, and no religion gets special treatment under the law. Learn more…

Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has become legal throughout the United States for the first time in history. This change represents a culture shift that has been both rapid and momentous. Learn more…

Substance Abuse

Many families and churches are impacted in some way by substance abuse. The BGCT’s Christian Life Commission addresses the issue of substance abuse primarily through prevention and education strategies. Learn more…

War & Peace

War continues to mar the history of humankind with its frightful costs in human life, money, morals, and spiritual values. We promote peace despite all of the warring around us. Learn more…

Work & Business

We spend much of our time at work. Scripture teaches us that it is important that we honor Christ in all that we do, including our work. Learn more…


Recent Resources

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