Bioethics

A Small Catechism on Human Life (Russian translation for youth)

A Small Catechism on Human Life (Russian translation for youth)

This book examines abortion, bioethics, end-of-life and sexuality issues through the Biblical eyeglasses of Luther's Small Catechism. ...
A Small Catechism on Human Life (Russian translation)

A Small Catechism on Human Life (Russian translation)

This book examines abortion, bioethics, end-of-life and sexuality issues through the Biblical eyeglasses of Luther's Small Catechism.
What Is a Stem Cell?

What Is a Stem Cell?

Are we to consider the human body divorced from what it means to be a human being? Is the human body merely the sum total of its ...
What Child Is This?

What Child Is This?

This is an edited and adapted version of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations report on “Marriage, Family and Human Cloning.” It speaks not only of cloning but also briefly touches on artificial insemination, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization.
What Can We Say That Is Lutheran in Bioethics?

What Can We Say That Is Lutheran in Bioethics?

A Lutheran response to issues in bioethics is always one of Law and Gospel. Law is necessary to constrain the weak from outward sin, ...
Transhumanism: Humans Without Bodies

Transhumanism: Humans Without Bodies

Transhumanism puts faith in technology and holds onto the hope that humans can conquer death and become immortal without God.
The Child As a Gift of God

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 ...
Stem Cell Research: Theology

Stem Cell Research: Theology

Christians are neighbors to the unborn embryo. Because we are forgiven by His grace through faith, the relationship that God has with ...
Smuggling Theology Into Discussion of Ethics

Smuggling Theology Into Discussion of Ethics

 Ethical relativism in issues of bioethics betrays a serious fault. It does not make allowances for the Judeo-Christian vision of the ...
New Technologies, Old Questions: How to Stay Human in the Post-Christian Church

New Technologies, Old Questions: How to Stay Human in the Post-Christian Church

Developments in emerging technologies will lead to vast changes in the way we live. How do we ensure that technology enables us to be ...
Informed Consent

Informed Consent

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

Genetic Engineering

Respecting the integrity of genetic research and its outcome, as Christians we recognize the limitations God places on us as His ...