Christian Ethics

January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021
January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours (Vancouver Time)
Tuition Basic Rate: $281.00 per credit hour (Diplomas, MDiv, MA, MATS) Advanced Rate: $408.00 per credit hour (ThM, GDTS) Certificate Rate: $192.00 per credit hour Auditing Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Discount 50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma, and Degree tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), VST faculty & staff 50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), full-time VST students, spouses/partners of VST full-time students, VST faculty, staff & board members, VST alumni Fall and Spring Terms only. Eligible for one course per term. Auditing Tuition Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Subsidy Lay people wishing to audit a VST Continuing Education course or workshop can apply for a tuition bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees, to a maximum of $100. Ordained clergy can apply for a Continuing Education bursary through the HR MacMillan Fund. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

Code: ETH500

Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays

Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours

When we encounter our own lives and the lives of others, several questions about responsibility and requirement are raised. Such questions often demand not only careful discernment but also decisive action. Yet many often wonder whether certain actions are right or wrong, just or unjust, good or evil. Others are restrained from action, debilitated by a sense of power but without any clear understanding of where to direct such power. Others still might act with a particular confidence and steady resolve. How are we to understand ethical demands and where might we discover the resources to navigate the dilemmas that confront us each day, whether such demands and dilemmas are obviously insignificant or potentially catastrophic? The intent of this course is to stimulate not only engaged thinking but also practiced postures that ready us all to confront the demands and dilemmas we will face each day. Put differently, this course aims to cultivate astute clergy, clinical caregivers, lay-persons, and professionals who are responsive to the needs, contexts, and insights of parishioners and members of the larger moral community who will be confronted by the panoply of questions and claims that arise each day in our everyday lives from before the cradle to after the grave.

Available by Distance
Both synchronous & asynchronous.