Category Archives: Bio-Medical Ethics

Rethinking a Christian Response to Suicide

I am continually amazed at the lack of sensitivity and pastoral grace that many Christians have regarding their response to a death by suicide. There was a time when Christians–Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant–generally considered suicide an “unpardonable sin.” For this … Continue reading

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Statins: The Modern Wonder Drugs?

Like many of my readers, at least those who are over fifty, I take a statin drug every day. I take a very small dose (10mg) of Lipitor. I have read a great deal about these drugs, as should any … Continue reading

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Could Promising New Stem Cell Research End Culture War Aspect of Debate?

Stem Cell research may be on the verge of a whole new opportunity for advancement that could solve the ethical dilemma faced by harvesting stem cells from human embryos that requires the destruction of human life. New research published this … Continue reading

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What Kind of Stem Cells?

The stem cell debate is going to be even bigger in the 110th Congress. Democrats have promised to  overturn the president’s opposition to harvesting embryonic stem cells if possible. This whole issue amazes me, at least on one level. As … Continue reading

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Life, Bio-Ethics and Our Present Political Climate

Two bio-ethical issues have recently been debated and decided at the federal level in an attempt to create a culture more favorable to human life. The first was the Senate bill to allow federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. As … Continue reading

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