Helping church members to think with a Christian mind about the ethical issues in our society is the primary objective of The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.
As Christians, we are being shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ in our own characters, to become loving, courageous witnesses to the reality of God's kingdom. Consequently, the task of Christian ethical reflection, for each generation and in every society, is the same - to discover and to recommend gospel-shaped patterns of living appropriate to that time and place. The gospel is reflected in a number of Christian faith traditions, and this fact should inform our reflection on issues of faith and ethics. So, the Center will approach these issues from a Baptist perspective that is grounded in the Bible, committed to a free church in a free society, and yet critically open to the abundant models of discipleship throughout Christian history.
The Center publishes Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics quarterly, containing thoughtful Christian reflection and reliable guidance in engaging the ethical dimensions of today's world. Its themed articles, inspirational pieces, book-reviews, interviews, Christian art, worship aids, and hymns help the church reintegrate Christian ethical reflection, worship, and art. Free worship aids and lesson materials are available on this website to enrich personal or group study of Christian Reflection.