Episode 10: Matthew Eppinette
HOW DOES A CHRISTIAN NAVIGATE BIOETHICS?
Today’s conversation comes from the intersection of science, technology, ethics, religion, and culture. I sat down with Dr. MATTHEW EPPINETTE, Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, to talk about a vast array of bioethical issues – everything from transhumanism, vaccines, emerging medical technologies, end of life care, and the large amounts of data we have at our fingertips. As a leading voice in this area, Matthew holds a PhD in Theology with concentrations in Christian Ethics and Theology & Culture from the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. One of the biggest points Matthew emphasizes is how to enter into these topics with humility, grace, and a worldview that is rooted in Christ.
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THE SHOW NOTES
WAY TO GO AWARD
WHO ARE YOU NOMINATING FOR A WAY TO GO AWARD?
AND ONE QUESTIONS
ONE PERSON THAT HAS MADE A LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
Dr. C. Ben Mitchell has been mentor and sounding board for me throughout the years.
ONE THING YOU’RE LOVING THESE DAYS THAT WE SHOULD CHECK OUT?
Netflix series, Black Mirror (skip the first episode)
ONE WAY YOU’RE CONNECTING WITH GOD THESE DAYS?
Writing my way through the Psalms, I handwrite one page a day in my notebook. The act of slowing down and handwriting helps me to focus on what the Psalm is saying.
ONE LESSON YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE LEARNED SOONER?
It took me longer than it should have to be open to really hearing what people who disagree with me have to say.
ONE TRAIT YOU HAD AS A KID GROWING UP THAT YOU STILL HAVE TODAY?
ONE WAY YOU’RE MOVING INTO THIS NEXT YEAR WITH HOPE?
God is ultimately in control so how can I but have hope that He’s going to work everything out for His good purposes.
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