Sunday, August 30, 2009

Respect for Life

(Ethics Series, Part 2)
The question of euthanasia or assisted suicide is really a matter of respect for human life. And there comes at time for some people when to let go of life is a true expression of respect for life. It is essential for us to be compassionate with one another, not judgemental, since the mystery of life and death is beyond our attempts to reduce and simplify.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blessed Are You Poor

(Ethics Series, Part 1)
God looks at the world through the eyes of the poor, the outcast, the vulnerable, the oppressed. This "strategic option for the poor" is an insight that is prevalent in the Bible and renewed in our awareness by the liberation theologies of the 1960s. It points to the change of perception and change of heart that is foundational to an ethical approach to economic decision-making and foundational to the hope for social justice.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mission: Compassion

(Church Series, Part 3)
The church has moved from the centre to the edge of society, and this has a great deal of impact on our understanding of the church's mission. In some ways, it is an opportunity to reclaim the prophetic voice of Christianity in our deep commitment to the mending of the world.