’60 Minutes’ and the Ethics of Breeding Out Disease

Sunday night, on 60 Minutes Norah O’Donnell looked into the reproductive genetics industry.  The entire show’s transcript can be read here.  O’Donnell primarily interacted with two figures, Dr. Mark Hughes and Lee Silver.  Dr. Hughes is a pioneer in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and Silver has patented technology that produces what he calls ‘digital babies’.Continue reading “’60 Minutes’ and the Ethics of Breeding Out Disease”

God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality

According to studies, nearly 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and about 15% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage.  That means that if you are reading this article, chances are you either already have experienced or one day will experience the sorrow of losing a child.  You are not alone.  My wife and I sufferedContinue reading “God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality”

Technology and the Pro-Choice Movement: A Falling Out

Last night, during the Super Bowl, a football game, chatter on Twitter was about…abortion? A hilarious Doritos ad–one of the only funny ones–presented a very typical experience for most American soon-to-be parents: the ultrasound. The 30 second spot caused a ruckus on social media among pro-choice groups who found it tasteless to “humanize” the fetus: #NotBuyingItContinue reading “Technology and the Pro-Choice Movement: A Falling Out”

Abortion: A Blatant Denial of Substitutionary Atonement

Have you ever wondered why infanticide has been a part of most societies throughout history?  When you read about the cultures that surrounded Israel, it is quite clear that sacrificing children was a common practice in their cult worship (2 Kings 17:31-33).  Both Ezekiel and Isaiah actually indicted their own people for partaking in theContinue reading “Abortion: A Blatant Denial of Substitutionary Atonement”

The Gosnell Case: Awareness is Never Enough

If you still haven’t seen a post about the Kermit Gosnell case, click here for an accurate, though graphic, description of what has been coined the “house of horrors”.  When I first read about Gosnell’s clinic I began to feel sick at the filth and murder, but what really got my stomach churning was theContinue reading “The Gosnell Case: Awareness is Never Enough”