The ‘Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership’ programme has seven modules, each made up of four lessons.
This module introduces the Biblical basis for engaging in social reform, the methodology for applying biblical law to different spheres of society today and the role of ‘relational thinking’ in bringing about change in society.
Lesson 1: Biblical Vision for Society – I
Lesson 2: Biblical Vision for Society – II
Lesson 3: Relational Thinking – I
Lesson 4: Relational Thinking – II
2. The Economy
This module deals with economics and finance. It explores issues like debt and the biblical ban on interest, and considers what it will take to transform capitalism. The lesson on application highlights relational companies.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Debt & Interest
Lesson 3: Beyond Capitalism
Lesson 4: Relational Companies
This module deals with thinking biblically about politics, followed by an exploration of human rights, democracy and international relations.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Democracy
Lesson 3: Human rights
Lesson 4: International relations
4. Law & Justice
This module deals with the law, crime and punishment. There is an introduction to a biblical understanding of justice, with further exploration of issues like crime and punishment. The lesson on application highlights prison reform.
Lesson 1: Understanding Justice
Lesson 2: Bible & Law
Lesson 3: Crime & Punishment
Lesson 4: Prisons
5. The Arts
This module focuses on beauty and artistic expression from a biblical perspective. Different aspects of art include sculpture, painting and literature.
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Arts
Lesson 2: Installation & Sculpture
Lesson 3: Painting & Music
Lesson 4: Literature
6. New Module: Welfare
7. Family & Sexual Ethics
This module deals with marriage, sex and family. There is an introduction to understanding the centrality of family for building a relational society, followed by lessons on marriage and sex – including a lesson on gender issues.
Lesson 1: Marriage
Lesson 2: Family
Lesson 3: Sexual ethics – I
Lesson 4: Sexual ethics – II
8. Science & Technology
This module deals with God’s created world and our relationship to it. It includes understanding science from a biblical perspective and the impact of technology on human relationships. Environmental stewardship is also explored.
Lesson 1: Bible & Science
Lesson 2: Human uniqueness
Lesson 3: Creation care
Lesson 4: Technology