From major issues such as the threat of terrorism or the war in Iraq, through to social issues such as abortion or euthanasia, contemporary Christians are faced with almost daily quandaries. Often the first person a Christian will turn to in times of trouble or uncertainty is their local priest. In this day and age, priests need to be able to address any number of problems and questions that parishioners have, often with little in the way of counselling training. This book, written by two respected authors - one a preacher, the other an ethicist, will go a long way to not only helping priests to provide moral discernment, but also to actively welcome helping people through difficult times.
David J. Schlafer is a former philosophy professor and seminary subdean who teaches homiletics at a number of seminaries in a variety of denominations. Co-editor of Sermons that Work, series, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Timothy Sedgwick is professor of ethics at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Arlington.