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Kenneth Magnuson

Kenneth Magnuson

Kenneth Magnuson

Magnuson joined the faculty of Southern Seminary in 1999. Magnuson teaches on a wide range of topics in Christian ethics and theology, and has presented conference papers and published articles on topics such as sexual morality, marriage, infertility and reproductive technologies, contraception, capital punishment, and war and pacifism. In addition to teaching, Magnuson has served in a variety of ministry and administrative opportunities, including disaster relief, mission trips, college student ministry, and chaplaincy. He currently serves as a deacon in his church, as an ethics consultant at a local hospital, on the editorial board for Themelios, and on the board of the American Friends of Tyndale House.

  • Is Abortion Murder? Rhetoric in the Abortion Debate

    A recent article in Christianity Today online, cautioning Christians to resist inflammatory rhetoric in their opposition to abortion, drew sharp criticism from some fellow pro-lifers. The article, “Loving Our Pro-Choice Neighbors in Word and Deed,” written by Karen Swallow Prior, urges Christians to speak the truth in love.[1] Prior does not encourage backing down from opposition to

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  • On Human Dignity, Compassion, and Physician-Assisted Suicide

    On September 11, 2015, the California State Legislature approved a bill called the End of Life Option Act, which would allow doctors to prescribe medicine to help terminally ill patients end their lives.   Currently four states—Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont—allow some form of physician-assisted suicide, or “aid-in-dying,” as supporters call it.  As the New York Times reports,

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