Ethics and Morality

A ray of sunlight shines down on a wooded road.

Spring 2013

Living a Moral Life

David Hulme

What Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount is the basis for living a moral life at a deeper level than is normal for human beings.

Parenting: Raising a Moral Child

Spring 2013

Parenting: Five Keys to Positive Child Development, Part 4

Raising a Moral Child

Gina Stepp

New research continues to show the importance of helping children develop and internalize a set of moral values that will serve both them and the community well.

Moral Individualism

Fall 2012

Moral Individualism

Brian Orchard

As a new generation prepares to face the world, it’s clear that they have taken seriously their parents’ postmodern teachings on morality.

Taming the Monster Inside Us

Summer 2011

Taming the Monster Inside Us

David Hulme

In this interview with Jonathan Glover, which first appeared in the Summer 2001 issue, the British ethics professor addresses the human proclivity for cruelty. 

God and Your Brain

Fall 2009

God and Your Brain

Jerry de Gier

What effect, if any, does religious belief have on us? Two books, both published in 2009, tackle the topic but come to very different conclusions.

Source of Morality

July 24, 2009

Source of Morality

Brian Orchard

Morality is a system of principles of conduct to which humans conform. Presently there is little agreement about which such principles to follow.

Lest We Remember

April 8, 2008

Memory Blockers: Lest We Remember

Brian Orchard

While many struggle with the fear of losing their memories, others would dearly love to be able to forget.

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