Christian Business Ethics




Within the Discussion, the student is required to post a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion.  Please remember to write these discussions like mini-papers.  Use subheadings that are in APA (don’t put the questions).  Have in text citations and a reference page at the end.  Paragraphs should be well-developed.  Avoid using the word “it ‘because “it” is vague.  Avoid direct quotes unless they are famous quotes.  Show what you’ve learned by analyzing the information.  Paraphrase your work.  Paraphrasing means to read the material until you know what you’ve read.  Then put the reading aside and write about this.  Still reference paraphrased work.  Follow these same guidelines for the press release and the email.



Initial Thread

The purpose of the Discussions is to examine the ethical values displayed in various organizations, and view such in light of Scripture, the course text, and scholarly research. For each Discussion thread, write a 375–450-word thread that presents an analysis of the assigned case study from Hess & Cameron. Your thread will not summarize the article; instead, it will analyze that company’s values approach in light of Biblical truths and outside research. Support your assertions with at least 3 scholarly resources that have been published within the last 3 years, in addition to, a course text, and Scripture. Your thread must be in current APA format and must include a reference list. Please copy and paste your thread into the Discussion (you may attach a copy to retain formatting – if needed). No title page or abstract are needed.


Discussion: Thread: Ethical Decision-Making


Topic: Christian Business Ethics


Our reading this module: week looked more closely at the challenges of being a Christian in tough business environments and also presented a typology for Christian business ethics. With this in mind, read chapter 2 from Hess & Cameron as they explored “putting people first” at FedEx Freight.


You are a leader at FedEx.  Create an email to the staff about putting people first.  In this email, help develop a culture of “putting people first.” In some workplaces, Christians cannot share Bible verses and prayers.  We can share Biblical principles such as empathy, compassion, integrity, respect, and honesty.  Encourage and explain to the staff how putting people first is important to the business.




  • Leading with Values Positivity, Virtue and High Performance (2006) ISBN: 978-0-521-68603-7
  • Beyond Integrity (3RD) ISBN: 978-0-310-29110-7