• Ethics •
October 6, 2008
It seems like the typical week now brings an unprecedented surge of troubling new developments in the world of bioethics. From movements to dismantle human exceptionalism, granting rights to apes and even ‘nature’, to the spread of the so-called “right to die” crusade, Christians are in need of reliable information on all of these fronts….
September 22, 2008
Baroness Mary Warnock is one of the most influential figures in British life today, and one of the most influential specialists in medical ethics on the international scene. When she speaks, the medical community listens. Given what she has just said, every single one of us had better pay attention.
September 9, 2008
August 21, 2008
The subversion of moral responsibility is one of the most significant developments of recent decades. Though this subversion was originally philosophical, more recent efforts have been based in biology and psychology. Various theorists have argued that our decisions and actions are determined by genetics, environmental factors, or other forces. Now, Scientific American is out with…
August 14, 2008
The fall of yet another politician in a sex scandal has added a note of Schadenfreude to the political season. Coming so quickly after the fall of former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, the admission by former Senator John Edwards of an affair during his presidential campaign seemed to catch many observers off-guard.
One interesting aspect…
July 29, 2008
In her recent book, Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics, historian Dagmar Herzog suggests that evangelical Christians have largely been conformed to the standards of the sexual revolution, rather than transforming the culture around them. On today’s program, guest host Russell Moore welcomes Prof. Herzog to the program.
July 22, 2008
Do the movies we watch tell us anything about our cultural values and worldview? On today’s program, guest host Russell Moore not only reveals his hatred for robots, but he also explores the questions raised by recent releases such as The Dark Knight and Wall-E. He’s joined by theologian and author Timothy Paul Jones and…
June 27, 2008
June 10, 2008
The Society of Christian Ethics has proposed new Standards of Professional Conduct that significantly call into question the group’s commitment to anything resembling traditional Christian principles. Their moral ambiguity on issues of sexuality have prompted Prof. Daniel Heimbach, a longtime member, to recently resign his membership. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler welcomes Dr. Heimbach and…
May 19, 2008
In a recent article in The Weekly Standard, Wesley Smith notes the growing call in Europe for “plant rights” amid a culture that increasingly resists anything that smacks of human exceptionalism. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler welcomes Smith for a timely conversation about what is at stake in the ideological conflict over human dignity and…