Professor: Rev. Michael Wallace Payne, Ph.D (USA)
Time: November 12 – 16, 2018

Place: Riga, Akas str. 13, 18:00-21:00.
(In English, with simultaneous translation in Latvian)


Ethics is in crisis in our day, not only in the world out there among unbelievers, but also in the church. Unbelievers go in a million directions trying to figure out the difference between right and wrong. Even well-meaning Christians are all over the map when it comes to ethical and moral living.

One of our greatest needs today is a way to understand how Scriptures apply to our lives, how we should think, act and feel — a way to make biblical decisions.

In this course, we will focus on the process the Bible teaches us to follow as we make decisions about all sorts of things in our lives. We will introduce this course first:

  1. By establishing a biblical definition of Christian ethics
  2. By examining the biblical threefold criteria of good works
  3. By suggesting the basic contours of a biblical threefold process for making ethical decisions.
  4. By offering examples of current challenges to a Christian ethic and how we can respond biblically.


Dr. Michael Payne is currently Senior Pastor of Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Virginia (USA). Previously he served as pastor in Taipei, Taiwan and Mexico City, Mexico.  Dr. Payne was Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi from 1997 to 2006.  He has numerous publications in the areas of worldview and apologetics as well as ethics.  He received his Th.M in Apologetics and Ph.D in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA).


Auditors welcome. Participation fee is 14 EUR (includes materials and coffee breaks).

Signing up for the course and additional information:

Janis Perkons, phone +371 26356030, janis@brts.edu.lv