Science in Christian Perspective
VALUES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Richard H. Bube, Editor
From: JASA 27 (September 1975): 97.
Responsible choice is the essence of human action. Such responsible choices demand the acceptance of a value system.
Therefore values are of ultimate importance for Christian living. They guide decisions and actions in the practical affairs of life. They set meaning and purpose to the framework of human existence.
Yet such values cannot be empirically derived from experience. Nor can they be effectively imposed in authoritarian fashion from without. For each person they must be freely chosen.
Nevertheless Christian values reflect an absolute objective reality expressed through a living relationship with the risen Son of God, and can be neither wholly relative nor subjective.
Christian discipleship calls each of us to a radical holiness that embraces both the stars and the dust of the earth.