Ken Magnuson

Professor of Christian Ethics (1999)

Ken Magnuson joined the faculty of Southern Seminary in 1999. He is Director of The Commonweal Project on Faith, Work, and Human Flourishing at Southern Seminary, which focuses on helping future pastors to understand and equip their congregations for discipleship in all of life. He serves as a deacon in his church, on the editorial board for Themelios (an online theological journal), and as a board member for the American Friends of Tyndale House (in Cambridge, UK), and BsideU for Life (a crisis pregnancy and life skills center in Louisville).

He teaches and writes on a range of topics in Christian ethics and discipleship, including marriage and sexuality, singleness, infertility and reproductive technologies, abortion, and contraception. He has published journal articles and contributed chapters to several books, including “Ethical and Moral Reasoning,” in Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, and “Is Abortion Murder? Rhetoric and Reality in the Abortion Controversy,” in Christian Cultural Engagement (forthcoming). He is currently working on a book manuscript for an Introduction to Christian Ethics.

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B.A., Bethel College; M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Cambridge