From the instant of conception to the end life, God loves each and every one of us. Created in the Image of God, we recognize the incalculable value of human lives. No matter the stage of life, we confess that every human being has a right to life, deserving dignity and love.
Below you’ll find essays, apologetics, and heartfelt letters all in support of God’s gift of life.
When Christians face situations where they must make decisions about continued medical therapy for themselves or others, there are questions to discuss with family members, medical professionals, and their pastor. Our confidence lies not in our ability to make perfect decisions but in Jesus Christ, who holds us in His merciful hands.
Health care’s amazing technology also creates impossibly complex situations. Three questions that Christians can and should ask themselves can help guide decisions as life draws to its end.
All Saints’ Day 101
All Saints’ Day is given to confess the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. In the meantime, the Church in heaven and ...
A Funeral Planning Primer
Your funeral is ultimately about Jesus and His resurrection, and all the glory in your life belongs to Him. Making plans in advance ...
3 Formas de Hablar sobre la Vida
Respondiendo con Amor
Guía teológica para el ministerio del cuidado humano.
Misericordiosos y Multifacéticos
To Be or Not to Be … a Clone
When or if cloning becomes available, Christians are reminded that procreation is God’s work given to the union of a husband and wife. ...
On Human Cloning and Genetic Entropy
There are other moral approaches to ethics, but for Christians the direction of faithfulness in how we live is found in our being ...
First National Savings and Clone
As our world desperately grasps for control of human life, let us proclaim the blessed helplessness that comes by faith and the grace ...
The Child As a Gift of God
Commended by the 2019 LCMS convention, this paper examines the many subtle ways that American culture rejects life as a fundamental gift of God and instead sees “having a baby” as a human accomplishment.
When Gorillas Make Bigger News Than People
If we can’t agree that human beings have more value than animals, why should we agree that our society would protect our most vulnerable persons – the elderly and the unborn – from abuse and destruction? As Lutherans, we believe the image of God in man is what makes human beings uniquely precious at all stages of their lives.