Updates & Activities - Winter 2011

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Paige Cunningham, JD

·      Appeared in September on American Conservative Radio for an hour-long interview on “The 6 Reasons Why Bioethics Should Matter to Christians.”

·      Spoke in early October at Taylor University’s Science Seminar Series on “Pleading Ignorance: The Foolishness of Avoiding Science in a Biotech World.”

·      Taught an enrichment class for Trinity alumni on “Back to School and Brain Boosters” during TIU’s homecoming weekend.

·      In October, attended the Christian Legal Society’s national conference.

·      In November, joined several CBHD interns in attending the Practice and Professionalism Symposium hosted by the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. CBHD Fellows Daniel Sulmasy, MD, and Farr Curlin, MD gave presentations at the event.

Michael Sleasman, PhD

·      In October, attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

·      Delivered the introductory comments for two sessions co-sponsored by CBHD at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in November.

·      In November, attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

·      Appeared in December on The Katherine Albrecht Show for an hour-long radio interview on “Bioethics at the Intersection of Technology and Humanity.”

·      Published two essays titled, “New Technology and Christianity” and “Postconservative Theology” in volume 3 of George Kurian, ed. Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2011).


·      CBHD co-sponsored two sessions on bioethics at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in November. In one session, CBHD advisory board member Allen Verhey, PhD, spoke on “Jesus as Paradigm for Dying Well.” In the later session, J.P. Moreland, PhD, spoke on “Bioethics, Substance Dualism, and the Argument from Self-Awareness.”

·      CBHD is pleased to continue our participation in a strategic partnership with the Christian Medical and Dental Assocations (CMDA) and their bioethics initiatives. In early November, the Center continued our annual tradition of hosting the Fall meeting of CMDA’s ethics committee. The committee is chaired by CBHD Senior Research Fellow William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD. Paige Cunningham and Michael Sleasman benefitted from participating with the committee members as the committee worked on developing position statements for CMDA.

Research Library Update

The Center continues to expand our research library holdings. Our library holdings are non-circulating to promote active scholarship in community and are available to CBHD staff , as well as students, faculty, and guests of the Center interested in doing research in our newly renovated study facilities.

If you are interested in donating books or other resources in good condition from your personal collection, please contact Michael Sleasman (msleasman@cbhd.org). CBHD is free to decide whether to keep the book in the library’s collection, put it in a book sale to raise funds for the library, donate it to a student, or discard it.