Have better conversations

Christians can sometimes find it difficult to know how to have good discussions about ethical issues. How can we listen well to people with whom we might disagree, while still taking opportunities to speak faithfully and clearly about what we believe? Associate Professor Justin Denholm presents ways to fill your ‘ethical toolbox’ with skills that will enable better conversations in all areas of life. Get ready for a range of interesting discussions, including sessions from Mick Pope (meteorologist), Patricia Weerakoon (sexologist) and Jarrod McKenna (asylum seeker advocate and founder of ‘Love Makes a Way’).

Justin Denholm

Justin is a physician and ethicist, working mainly in the area of infectious diseases and public health. He has degrees in medicine, public health and bioethics, with his doctoral studies focusing on developing ethical and effective public health programs for tuberculosis elimination in Australia. He was the director of Ridley’s Centre for Applied Christian Ethics from 2008 to 2012, and is the author of ‘Talking about Ethics’ (Acorn Press, 2012). Justin lives in Brunswick West, Victoria, with his wife Gina, three children and a number of chickens.

Subjects: Talking About Ethics

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Overview

    • Subject Outline

  • 2

    1 Right and Wrong

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1 Handout

    • Video Lecture 1A

    • Video Lecture 1B

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 3

    2 What to do Biblically

    • Overview

    • Lesson 2 Handout

    • Video Lecture 2A

    • Video Lecture 2B

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 4

    3 Better Conversations and Climate Change

    • Overview

    • Lesson 3 Handout

    • Video Lecture 3A

    • Video Lecture 3B

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 5

    4 Poverty and Euthanasia

    • Overview

    • Lesson 4 Handout

    • Video Lecture 4A

    • Video Lecture 4B

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 6

    5 Politics and Asylum Seekers

    • Overview

    • Lesson 5 Handout

    • Video Lecture 5A

    • Video Lecture 5B

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 7

    6 Everyday Ethics

    • Overview

    • Lesson 6 Handout

    • Video Lecture 6A

    • Video Lecture 6B

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

  • 8


    • Final Quiz

    • Feedback Survey