Resources

Informed Consent

Informed Consent

Christians who give informed consent have an opportunity for faith in God’s care through their time of weakness. ...
Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

Respecting the integrity of genetic research and its outcome, as Christians we recognize the limitations God ...
Can or Should?

Can or Should?

When questions are raised of abortion, contraception, euthanasia, stem-cell research, in vitro fertilization, we ...
Bios and Biology

Bios and Biology

In one sense, bioethics is something quite new, a development of the last half-century or so. The term itself is ...
Bioethics! What Is It?

Bioethics! What Is It?

Bioethics is ethics applied to moral concerns arising out of the technology that involves decision-making about ...
An Approach to Bioethics

An Approach to Bioethics

In our culture, ethical or moral determinations are often based on the sentiments of who makes the decision. In ...
Adoption Advocacy in the LCMS

Adoption Advocacy in the LCMS

In 1996, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations addressed adoption in the context of practices such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. While the gift of procreation is a profound and beautiful testimony to the blessedness of marriage and reveals one of marriage’s most fundamental purposes, marital goodness is not limited by procreation. Where procreation is not possible, many couples choose to adopt a child into their family and, regardless of intention, also reflect the divine love that leads God to adopt us as His own (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5).
Embracing Adoption

Embracing Adoption

God builds families and gives the blessing of children through birth and also through adoption. When we embrace the opportunity of adoption, we follow in the heart of God. The church, as the family of God, can support adoptive families and become extensions of God’s mercy.