Lesson 4 – Moral decisions using a variety of

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You must complete ALL of TASK FOUR in the homework
booklet – your teacher will give you a completion date.
Complete page 60 of your SPAG BOOKLET – this must come
with you to EVERY LESSON THOUGH (don’t leave it at home).
Hot air balloon disaster – it needs to
become lighter or it will crash and
everyone will die.
STARTER…
2 people must vacate the basket –
plunging to their death.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
A reformed criminal
A WW2 veteran celebrating his 90th
birthday
A teenager with a terminal illness
A couple who have just had a civil
partnership
A recently divorced heart surgeon.
A unwed teenage mother and her 6
month old child.
A vicar with a drinking problem
A prostitute with 5 children at home.
A university student who recently
converted to Islam.
YOU!
In your opinion who should
vacate the basket and why?
Now imagine you are a
Christian – might your choices
change? Why
To use a game of
WIPEOUT, group
work, and a
practice exam
question to
understand
Christian attitudes
to the authority of
the Church and
the use of a
variety of moral
authorities.
Grade C
You will list reasons why some Christians
only use the Church as a basis for
making moral decisions.
Grade B
Most will be able to evaluate Christian
sources of moral authority and
explain why some Christians use a
variety of sources when making moral
decisions.
Grade A/A*
Some will be able to express an opinion
on the need to use a variety of
authorities when making a moral
decision.
The Church is used as
a source of moral
authority by some
Christians as they
believe it is able to
give advice when
making moral
decisions.
Many Christians
will use other
things as well as
the Church when
making their
decisions,
however, some
Christians ONLY
use the Church
as a basis for
making moral
decisions.
Think
Read the statements on your sheet –
decide which you think are correct
(tick) and which are WIPEOUTS
(incorrect - cross)
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The Church is
the Body of
Christ on earth
and so is able
to teach as
Jesus would.
The Church
shows how Jesus
and the apostles
dealt with
moral issues.
The Church
is based
on Jesus’
teaching to
‘love one
another’.
The Church only
preaches God’s word
and therefore
teaches Christians
exactly what
God wants.
God only
Speaks/
communicates
to his followers
through church
leaders
Church leaders
have been
appointed by
God
Christ is called
the Head of
the Church in
the New
Testament – so
Church teachings
come from Jesus
The Holy
Spirit is
present in
the Church
today.
Jesus taught
that the Church The tradition
of the Church
was the most
important
should be
source of moral
respected.
authority.
God is able to
speak through
church leaders
Church leaders
are able to give
the correct
guidance on
all moral issues.
Grade C
You will list
reasons why
some
Christians only
use the
Church as a
basis for
making moral
decisions.
Start with one edge of the sheet
In
groups
FOUR
each…
so either of
bible,
church,
conscience
situation ethics.
get
an A3or sheet
and 4
You have 2 minutes to come up
different
coloured
advantage and one
pens (1 for
each).
disadvantage
your section.
with one
After 2 minutes
You are competing
you with then turn
against other
the paper around
members in your
and add to another
group – pride is at
section – until you
stake.
have done all four.
THE WINNER = Someone who got something in EVERY section – if
this is more than one person it will then go on the quality of your
responses.
Now as a group –
look carefully at the
disadvantages – It is
because of these
that many Christians
believe a variety of
moral authorities
should be used
rather than just one.
In the middle of your
page can you come up
with some reasons
WHY Christians use
a variety of
authorities when
making moral
decisions.
EXTENSION: Can you give any EXAMPLES
to go with these points?
Why some Christians use a
variety of authorities
when making moral
decisions…
Choose any FOUR (from your group work
OR below) and get them in your book
under the subheading above…
•
Some of the information from the
authorities may be outdated and cannot help
with modern situations.
Some sources of authority are dependent on
the person having sufficient knowledge to
make the decision, which they may not
have.
•
•
Some sources of authority may have
solutions that are not acceptable in today’s
society.
They may think that a mixture of sources
of authority will give a more informed
choice.
•
•
•
Different authorities can be used in
different situations.
Some sources of authority might not give
advice on a certain issue.
Grade B
Most will be able
to evaluate
Christian sources
of moral
authority and
explain why some
Christians use a
variety of
sources when
making moral
decisions.
Complete PAGE 54 QUESTION
2 of your REVISION
WORKBOOK
complete WITHOUT NOTES
against the 6 minute clock.
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/
Make a note of your time in the
margin.
Now SWAP and
PEER MARK
each others
work.
REMEMBER
mark on those P’s
and E’s and KW’s
and Q’s.
Give them a mark
out of 6 and a
clear TARGET.
Grade A/A*
Some will be
able to
express an
opinion on the
need to use a
variety of
authorities
when making a
moral decision.
Think back to
the starter…
Which source
of authority
do you think
would have
helped most
in this moral
dilemma and
WHY?

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