Articles by Basic Bioethics

In this series we’ve been covering three broad areas of bioethics categorized as “making life” (beginning of life issues, such as reproductive technologies), “taking life” (end of life issues, such as abortion and euthanasia), and “faking life” (the melding of... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the eighth article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. Since the early 1990s, about 10 million children have been born because of in vitro fertilization. While this reproductive technology has been... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. Because of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and the popular TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, the issue of surrogacy has... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. In this series we’ll be covering three broad areas of bioethics categorized as “making life” (beginning of life issues, such as reproductive... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. From the time of Adam and Eve until the late 1970s, there was—with one notable exception—only one way to make a baby:... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. Because bioethics is a topic that is unfamiliar for most Christians, I’ve used the previous three articles outlining why Christians should care... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. In the previous article in this series we looked at why Christians should care about bioethics. Now let’s consider a broad framework... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. You can find the first article here.  Last month I proposed five reasons Christians should care about bioethics. Over the next few months we’ll... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. Abortion. Euthanasia. Surrogacy. Cloning. Some of the most contentious and disputed issues of our day are matters of bioethics, an interdisciplinary field... Continue...