Advancing justice, caring for creation, addressing poverty, promoting peace. Tough, complex issues. As Christians, what are we called to do?
At Fuller we care deeply about these issues, and look to Jesus's teachings for guidance. "Ethics" to us is more than just a set of rights and wrongs. It's embracing the way of Jesus as we tackle the significant challenges of our day--and we hope you'll join us in this work. Our faculty, pioneers in the field of Christian ethics, will help you engage difficult questions thoughtfully and biblically.
What will you do to further the way of Jesus in our world?
Glen H. Stassen
On issues of peace, justice, and theological ethics, Glen Stassen is a trailblazer. An initiator of "just peacemaking" theory, he seeks to promote concrete, scripturally grounded practices to work toward peace. His book Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context won the Christianity Today award for best book of the year in either theology or ethics. Stassen digs deeply to discern what the Gospels teach us about ethics today—
and helps his students do the same. profile
Alumni in Action
Kim Dorr (MDiv 2002)
In Southern California, the manufacture of entertainment—known locally as “the industry”—is a multibillion-dollar domestic concern, one of America’s primary exports to foreign markets, and employer to a significant percentage of Southern California workers. As the adage goes, “that’s why it’s called show business.” Nevertheless, there are few trades quite so high profile, so high risk, or so seductive as the business of entertainment—prompting songwriter Irving Berlin to declare that there is also no business quite like it.
Kim Dorr has balanced a career in “the industry” with ministry ever since she was ordained in 2005. She has continued as principal agent and co-owner of Defining Artists Agency, while also serving as Pastor to the Entertainment Industry at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, California. Dorr counsels, prays for, and serves those struggling to balance the ethics of the industry with those of Christianity, a group that amounts to nearly half of the church’s 5,000 regular congregants. read more
Emphasis Requirements (24 Units)
Take the following courses:
ET501 Christian Ethics (as part of degree core requirement)
Choose any three Ethics courses (ET)
Choose one Philosophy course (PH)Choose one course from either of the following categories:
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context
MC520 Church Planting
MC532 Evangelizing Nominal Christians
MP520 Transforming Contemporary CultureYouth Ministry or Global Ministry
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry
YF503 Youth Outreach and Evangelism
MD500 Globalization, the Poor and Christian Mission
MD524 Advocacy for Social Justice
MD525 Poverty and Development
MD546 Relief, Refugees, and Conflict
GM518 Introduction to Urban Studies course schedule