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The Pastor and Bioethics

Instructor: Robert Fleischmann

This course examines "things I need to know and hope I never encounter." Today, members of the church can hire someone to carry a pregnancy for them. In some states, they can receive a prescription with instructions on how to end their life. In the not-too-distant-future, church members will be invited to select superior qualities they desire to be programmed into their offspring. Yet, some of this technology offers the hope of children for the childless, cure for some incurable maladies, and pain relief and normalcy in lieu of suffering. This course will explore the bioethical challengers facing the members of our congregations today and look ahead to challenges on the horizon. We will look at the "hacking, hatching, and hijacking of human life" within the light of Scripture, with practical application for pastors and future pastors.

During Winterim 2024 this course will run January 15-19 from 9:50 am - 12:30 pm.

To access a pdf with a listing of all the Winterim 2024 classes and their schedules, click the following link. Winterim 2024 schedule

Area of Study: Pastoral Care
Tuition: $600
Course Number: PT7028
Course Credits: 1.5
Dates Term Location
01/08/2024 to 01/19/2024 Winterim 2024 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses