Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – Discussion Group

7 May

What sort of contraception, if any, should I use? When does human life begin—at fertilisation or at some point after that? What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is it OK to use genetic screening and other pre-natal tests to check for abnormalities in my unborn baby? Should Christians use IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies? What is the current state of embryonic stem cell research?

These are just some of the many complex and emotion-laden questions we face in the rapidly changing field of reproductive medicine, and most Christians do so with two very significant handicaps:

• We don’t have accurate up-to-date information about the medical and technological issues involved

• We have not thought through a sound, biblical framework for making ethical decisions in this area

Dr Megan Best provides what is lacking in both of these vital areas. Built on extensive historical, biblical and medical research, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is the comprehensive, accurate, biblically-based ethical handbook that Christians have been waiting for.

After chatting with some of the many Doctors and Nurses at SNAC I’ve decided that running a discussion group whilst reading this book together would be a great idea.

Quite a number of our Doctors and Nurses are keen to come already but I wanted to open up the discussion group to anyone who is interested.  This is an issue that all parents or parents-to-be will want to think through.  The best way to do that is in community.

Our plan is to meet over 4 Monday Nights – 7:45-9:15pm beginning Monday 13 May (and probably about 3 weeks apart) to discuss what we have read and to nut out the issues together.

It would be great if you could let me know if you are keen to read the book with us.  We’ll meet at my place (inquire at church). The book can be purchased at matthiasmedia.com.au.

Your brother

Luther

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