Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
CFC & Schaeffer Society Lecture with Dr. Christopher Hook
Medical Killing: A Practical and Ethical Assessment of Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
In recent decades centuries old prohibitions against physicians deliberately killing their patients have been overturned by laws permitting physician assisted suicide and/or euthanasia in several countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and most recently Canada, and several states in the United States. Many other US states have proposed legislation or public referenda before them to similarly permit physician assisted suicide. This lecture will explore the major arguments for and against medical killing via ethical analysis and where possible using data from the experience in those jurisdictions which have permitted these acts.
Dr. Hook is a Consultant in the Division of Hematology, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
CFC Lecture with Hugh Ross
Dr. Ross is the President and Founder of Reasons To Believe. He will be lecturing on Improbable Planet, which is the title of his latest book.
While in college, Hugh committed himself to faith in Jesus Christ. After his study of big bang cosmology convinced him of a Creator’s existence, curiosity led him to test religious “holy books” for scientific and historical accuracy. Only the Bible passed the test, therefore persuading him of Christianity’s validity. Later, Hugh was surprised to discover how many people believed or disbelieved in Christ without checking the evidence. Prompted by family, friends, and colleagues, he founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light.
Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
CFC Lecture with Ken Myers