Updates & Activities - Summer 2013

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Paige Cunningham, JD

• Led a weekend women’s retreat for Cornerstone Church in April on loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

• Interviewed for BreakPoint This Week on “Making Good Decisions about the End of Life.”

• Authored “Family Trees & Family Threes” in the Spring 2013 issue of Salvo magazine

Michael Sleasman, PhD

• Interviewed in late April by Don Rupp, KTIS, Northwestern Media Radio about the study CBHD sponsored on ART and the Church.

• Interviewed in late June for an article on “3D Printing and Biotechnology” for Relevant Magazine.

• Collaborator with Megan Best on a multinational empirical research study examining attitudes and practices within the Christian church on ART issues.

Jessica Wilson, MDiv, ThM

• Facilitated the final theological bioethics roundtable discussion with graduate students and CBHD staff on Jeffrey P. Bishop’s recent book, The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying (University of Notre Dame, 2011).


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

CBHD hosted two events in mid-April with Megan Best, BMed, MAAE, promoting her recently published book, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Ethics and the Beginning of Human Life (Matthias Media, 2012). Dr. Best was a 2009 GBEI Scholar with the Center and received a modest grant from CBHD that assisted in the background research for the volume. CBHD celebrated the publication of the volume by hosting a morning session with Dr. Best geared toward equipping pastors, and an evening event that was live-streamed and featured a lecture by Dr. Best with a response by Stephen Greggo, PsyD, professor of counseling at Trintiy Evangelical Divinity School. Audio and video of the evening lecture will be made available on cbhd.org.


Multi-National Study on Assisted Reproductive Technologies

In April and early May, CBHD sponsored and facilitated the U.S. portion of a multi-national study on the Attitudes and Practices of Assisted Reproductive Technologies within the Church. Dr. Megan Best was the lead investigator on a research team that included Elizabeth Hegedus, PhD, and Michael Sleasman, PhD. Th e study is the culmination of a portion of a 2009-2013 GBEI grant awarded to Dr. Best. Results of the study will be published on cbhd.org as they become available.