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“Bioethics: What Will Ethics Look Like in a Brave New World"

Ever Evolving Technologies – are we ready for them?                     

Like never before, we are going to be challenged to define what it means to be human.

(Note location change below)

Scott Klusendorf – President, Life Training Institute

Forum – November 9-10th, 2018 (Schedule and ticket info below)

Book a Room – see block information below until Oct. 18th

  • Getting ahead of the power curve… with cultural issues (slavery, abortion, marriage, LGBT issues) the church tended to be late to the party?  Bioethics is the next big wave… and it may be the biggest and most confusing yet.  Are we already behind?
  • When human nature is up for grabs, things can fall apart. Scott is that trusted apologist to walk us through these issues.
  • Biotech enhancement – when methods of enhancement become available that are beyond the normal gene pool, how do we respond?
  • A Christian couple wants a baby but can’t conceive - technologies (surrogacy, in vitro fertilization etc.) are possible.  How do they respond and still honor God’s sovereignty? 

Location Change – “Big Horn Resort” (Big Horn & Broso rooms) 1801 Majestic Ln, Billings, MT  (behind Rib & Chop) near Zoo Drive exit (See map here)
Register and Buy Tickets Here – Prices: $10 on line, $14 at the door - lets you in to both days.  

Book a hotel room here – block of rooms (2 queen beds) available through Oct. 18th, $104+tax, Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings (behind Rib & Chop)  Ask for block with Big Sky Worldview Forum.  Includes breakfast.  Call 406-839-9295 or book on line https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/JW66I9

Audios - of Dr. Del Tackett will be up soon here under MEDIA 

 What will this new wave of relativism bring?                     

Scott will be our guide as we invade this brave new world.

  •     Biotechnology – altering the chemical or biological nature of man to enhance or repair.
  •     Relativism – can there be objective moral rules when cultures disagree?
  •     Reproductive technologies – designer babies, eggs-ploitation and untested drugs?
  •     Wombs for rent - surrogacy’s legal and emotional issues?
  •     End of life – does the desire to die equal the right to die?
  •     Pulling the feeding tube, morphine – lots to consider!
  •     Repair or enhancement, what are your limits?
  •     Transhumanist Movement – the next step in evolutionary development? 

Our Speaker:  Scott Klusendorf

A philosopher turned apologist for LIFE issues

 Founder and President of Life Training Institute

LTI was established to equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views.  Scott contends that “the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and articulated.”  He has appeared on syndicated Christian programs such as Focus on the Family, Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire, and Billy Graham’s Hour of Decision.  His debate opponents include a president of the ACLU, a   Medical Director for Planned Parenthood, and the president of Planned Parenthood’s California organization.  He is the author of The Case for Life – Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture.  Scott has lectured to students in   over 80 universities including Stanford, UCLA, USC, MIT, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.  A graduate of UCLA, he also holds a Masters in apologetics from Biola.  He was Director of Bioethics for Stand to Reason and Director of Education for the Center for Bioethical Reform.  Scott, his wife Stephanie and their children live in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Event Schedule

Friday Evening

7:00 – 8:00 pm   The Case Against Relativism in a Brave New World

  • The dictatorship of relativism
  • The Preference issue - right, wrong, objective, subjective?
  • Relativism – can there be objective moral rules when cultures disagree?
  • Nazi’s defense at Nuremburg - “we were following orders according to what our culture said.”?

8:10 – 9:00 pm  Dignity and Reproductive Technologies

  • When couples want to have children, but haven’t been able to?
  • Designer babies, eggs, and college girls – those untested drugs.
  • In Vitro Fertilization – what to do with all those embryos?
  • Renting a womb - issues with surrogacy – the woman carrying the baby changing her mind.  What are the implications legally and emotionally?
  • Considering the sovereignty of God.  

Saturday Morning

9:00 – 10:00 am Dignity and End of Life Issues

  • Thinking about how to die well
  • Doctor’s qualifications: when a treatment is no longer valuable vs. when the patient’s life is no longer valuable.  
  • The “Quality of Life Philosophy” vs. the “Dignity of Life” debate
  • Does a desire to die equal a right to die?
  • The Morphine issue: intentionally vs. unintentionally causing death
  • Case study – decisions on pulling the plug and biblical guidelines

10:15 - 11:30 am Dignity and Bio-Technologies

  • Biblical Fence Posts – what does it mean to be human
  • Alteration vs. Repair - radically transformation vs. the normal gene pool.
  • Transhumanist Movement - reaching the next step of evolutionary development?
  • When Human Nature is up for grabs – how things start falling apart.

 Future BSWF Events: 

 - Scott KlusendorfBioethics: What Will LIFE Ethics Look Like in a Brave New World?  Nov. 9-10, 2018 

 - Josh McDowell & Dr. Sean McDowell (Together) Sexual Integrity in a Secular, Postmodern CultureFeb. 8-9, 2019

- Dr. Jay Richards – Neo-Marxism vs. Free Markets and the Future of America March 22-23rd 2019 

- Abdu Murray Esq., Ravi Zacharias Ministries. Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Sep. 20-21st, 2019  

 
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