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Getting Started
An area of ongoing emphasis in your advanced year field curriculum has been on understanding worldview and its importance for life and social work practice. As discussed, your worldview which is made up of your underlying assumptions and beliefs about how the world works shapes all of your decisions, perceptions and interpretations. Including what you think about this devotional.
When the Bible calls us to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:1), to “love the Lord your God will all your heart, soul, mind and strength” (Matthew 22:37) and to “have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16) it is calling us to intentionally and actively seek to shape our thinking and worldview through the truth of God’s word and to learn how to think and see things more like Him.
For Christians, ethical decision making, whether in life or social work practice, is about seeking to understand God’s grace, truth and theory of change and best apply it to real life. Our purpose is to be the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus in whatever way God wants to use us, letting Him use us to bring good news and change to others no matter the cost.
This week, through two reading assignments, you will consider both the bigger picture of how Christian Ethical ideas compare to other frameworks and also an overview of common ethical theories. As you become aware of these theories, continue to reflect on the differences between their world view assumptions and a Biblical approach to ethics. Where are they similar? Where do they fall short? Why?
Social work is a complex and values driven field. Learning to think Biblically and critically about ethics is essential for you to address the ethical issues that will come your way.
Prayer
Lord, the Psalmist in Psalm 119 declares “Great peace have those who love your law; and nothing can make them stumble”. Make me too, to love your law that I may not stumble. Guide me in grace ad truth in all the ethical decisions I make each day as a Christian and a social worker that I might have peace and see your hand in helping others. In Jesus name, Amen.
Resources
Bible
Article: Pasini, A. (2016). How to make good choices? Ethical perspectives guiding social workers moral reasoning. Social Work Education, 35(4), 377-386.
Click on the title link above to access the Pasini article.
File: Comparing Approaches to Morality and Ethics (in Shared Documents)
File: Ethical Frameworks and Foundations of Decision Making
Background Information
Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Matthew 22:35-40
35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
I Corinthians 2:16
15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,16 for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.
John 16:12-14
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
Instructions
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Read the document, Comparing Approaches to Morality and Ethics.
Read the article, Pasini, A. (2016). How to make good choices? Ethical perspectives guiding social workers moral reasoning. Social Work Education(4), 377-386..
For this week’s devotional, respond to the following:
After reading Comparing Approaches to Morality and Ethics, discuss what difference it makes in how one thinks morally, to believe in the existence of moral absolutes? Why?
How does a Biblical Ethical Framework differ from the others described in the document? Identify and discuss two ways it is different and how these differences might effect ethical decision making.
Briefly compare and contrast the approach of Principle-based ethical perspectives and “Situated” perspectives as described by Pasini (2016).
How might understanding the various approaches to ethics help you as a social worker in evaluating their usefulness or compatibility with a Biblical worldview?
I have added the two articles to the order, please read… cite and reference..

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