Sexual Ethics (3 credits)
Sexual Ethics (3 Credits)
Professor: Dr. Branson Parler
This course on sexuality and God's story is a lecture-intensive course. All the questions for the course will come out of the lectures. This course will aid you in the skill of listening to presentations and retaining the insights given. This course is also designed for you to lead in topics of sexuality. Each topic will also include a PowerPoint presentation you are free to download.
This course will be helpful for you as a:
- Christian Leader
- Youth minister
- Marriage Minister
- Women's Minister
- Chaplain Minister
- House Church Minister
- Home Minister
- Restorative Justice Minister
- Matchmaking Minister
- Other Ministry Roles
This course provides an overview of a biblical and theological approach to questions of marriage, sexuality, and gender. This includes questions of marriage and singleness, bioethical questions surrounding procreation, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies, and questions surrounding sexual and gender identities. These matters are engaged from both an intellectual and pastoral standpoint with the goal of understanding both Scripture and our contemporary culture so that we can better minister in the present cultural moment.
1. Understand our life stories of:
And how they are meant to put the Gospel story of Jesus on display
2. Recognize how the biblical story of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation shape singleness, marriage, family, and sexuality
3. Be equipped to understand how to navigate difficult conversations around sex, bioethics, and LGBT+ people
All content for this course is found in the lectures.
View all online lectures After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on the lectures (100% of grade).
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and take the class again to receive credit.
All reading materials must be of general domain or creative commons.
Each quiz is to be created with 20 questions. Our usual formula is 1/3 true and false, 2/3 multiple choice.
Note: This class was formerly called Sexuality and God's Story.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that some of Professor Branson Parler's teachings may not line up entirely with CLI's or your views. CLI strives to bring you professors who have expertise in a subject, but sometimes there are differences in beliefs/opinions/teachings that CLI and/or some students might not agree with. This is a touchy subject area for many, and can involve great pain and struggle to address. Dr. Branson Parler has much helpful insight to offer in this topic of Sexual Ethics, even though there may be areas that CLI or a student may disagree with his particular position/teaching.
Topic 1 - Sexuality & God’s Story
Topic 2 - Where We’re At: Our Culture’s Stories
Topic 3 - The Story of Creation
Topic 4 - The Story of Sin
Topic 5 - The Story of Redemption
Topic 7 - Sex, Procreation, and Contraception
Topic 8 - Sex, Procreation, and Assisted Reproductive Technology
Topic 9 - The Family of God & LGBT+ People
Topic 10 - Intersex People
Topic 11- Transgender People
Topic 12 - Gay & Lesbian People
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