Godly choices in tough issues
"ponder the path of your feet" Proverbs 4 v26
In every age, varied voices call God’s people to step off the path of obedience. To live faithfully, we must face big questions about tough issues with a clear understanding of how we know right from wrong and good from evil. We must ponder the path of our feet.
Straight Paths is a foundational course on ethics produced and delivered by medic, pastor and theologian Dr Paul Coulter (director of CCS). It proposes a framework for decision-making and tests the theory by exploring challenging subjects.
The course comprises five two-hour sessions, each including thought-exercises, discussion questions and space for questions. Each session could be taught on a single evening.
SESSION 1 - Charting the Journey: how to choose where it’s safe to tread
A tour of schools of ethics
Roots, shoots and fruits in biblical ethics
SESSION 2 - Life’s First Steps: issues at the beginning of life
The status of the embryo
Contraception and fertility treatments
SESSION 3 - Finding Your Stride: questions of identity
On authenticity and autonomy
Gender, sex and sexuality
SESSION 4 - At the Crossroads: life's biggest choices
Marriage and singleness
Money and career
SESSION 5 - Life's Final Steps: issues at the end of life
Is it ever right to end a life?
Facing death faithfully
Each session can also be delivered as a stand-alone seminar lasting two hours or tailored into a single one-hour seminar.
You can enquire about hosting Paul to deliver the Straight Paths course or a seminar on any of the session themes by clicking below.