Abortion, Disability, and Eugenics

I really like this book: How To Be A Christian In A Brave New World by Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel De S. Cameron.  I’ve mentioned it on this blog before (here and here), so I won’t review all the details.  Instead, I’d like to quote a helpful paragraph by Tada that has to do… Continue reading Abortion, Disability, and Eugenics

Suffering, Bioethics, and the Gospel

In the past, I’ve noted that Gilbert Meilaender (a Lutheran theologian and bioethicist) has written some helpful essays and books on bioethics.  Specifically worth noting is the third edition of Bioethics: A Primer for Christians.  In the opening chapter, he says the following about suffering. “Suffering is not a good thing, not something one ought… Continue reading Suffering, Bioethics, and the Gospel

Erasing Traumatic Memories?

Gilbert Meilaender, the Lutheran theologian and bioethicist, has some very helpful essays on ethics and the Christian life.  I've read his book Bioethics before, which I really enjoyed.  I also own a collection of his essays called The Freedom of a Christian.  I appreciate all the essays, though one that sticks out for me is… Continue reading Erasing Traumatic Memories?

Bioethics – Body and Soul

Making bioethical decisions is quite often a very difficult and tear-filled process.  I have come to appreciate David VanDrunen’s help in this area: Bioethics and the Christian Life.  As I was looking back at this book recently, I found the following section a helpful reminder to remember as we make bioethical choices.  It has to… Continue reading Bioethics – Body and Soul

Cloning Embryos And/Or Babies: Christian Bioethics

 A few days ago I mentioned this great resource on Christian bioethics: How to be A Christian in A Brave New World by N. Cameron and J. Tada.  Here's a good section where Cameron discusses the cloning of embryos and babies.  He argues that both types - embryo cloning and the cloning of babies - are… Continue reading Cloning Embryos And/Or Babies: Christian Bioethics