Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Deeper Waters Podcast 1/20/2018: Scott Henderson

  1. #1
    Department Head Apologiaphoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Corryton
    Faith
    Trinitarian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    5,140
    Amen (Given)
    282
    Amen (Received)
    2512

    Deeper Waters Podcast 1/20/2018: Scott Henderson

    Ready to talk about organ donation?

    The link can be found here.

    -----

    What's coming up? Let's plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.

    Usually we will all visit a government office sometime and get asked if we want to be an organ donor. For most of us, it seems like a simple decision. When I'm dead, what do I need my organs for? They might as well go to someone else who can use them. That's not a bad way to think, but while we can support organ donation, could we be inconsistent with how we do it at times?

    If we are pro-life does that mean that we only value the life in the womb, or does it mean we value life outside the womb? Should any life be used for some utilitarian purpose? Could it be that perhaps sometimes people could say the line of "I'm not dead yet!" and mean it? Maybe they're not capable, but maybe they would want to. Could some people be allowed to die early and without a clear criterion of death just for the sake of their organs?

    It might seem like a strange question to ask, but questions are worth exploring. To discuss this question, I have decided to bring on someone who did his dissertation on the topic of organ donation. While he does support organ donation, he does have some concerns about the methods that we use to get the organs and maybe by our practices, we are not being consistently pro-life. His name is Scott Henderson.

    So who is he?

    Henderson1.jpg

    Apologetics Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Luther Rice College & Seminar

    B.A., Florida Bible College; M.A.A., Southern Evangelical Seminary; M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; Ph.D., Duquesne University

    Scott Henderson joined the Luther Rice faculty in the fall of 2008.*He teaches courses in apologetics, philosophy and ethics. Henderson has spoken on numerous topics in apologetics and bioethics at various venues and was a contributor to Norman Geisler's Baker's Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and Josh McDowell's The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict.*Moreover, Henderson has served in hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania as an in-service lecturer and policy writer and was an adviser and research assistant for the start of Franciscan University's Institute of Bioethics in Steubenville, OH.*He has also lectured at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania and at the Ewangelikalna Wyzsza Szkola Teologiczna in Wroclaw, Poland.*

    Henderson holds degrees in Biblical Education, Apologetics, Philosophy, and Bioethics as well as professional memberships with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and the Evangelical Philosophical Society, each at which he has presented conference papers.*His research interests include issues in apologetics, ethical issues with the end-of-life, defining death, and organ transplantation.* He, his wife Kathy, and their four children currently reside in Cumming, GA.
    Organ donation is something rarely talked about in pro-life circles and I hope you'll be listening to this show. We will be discussing how it is that organ donation relates to pro-life and the criterion of death. I also hope you'll go on iTunes and leave a positive review of the Deeper Waters Podcast. It's always a joy to see!

    In Christ,
    Nick Peters

  2. #2
    tWebber TheWall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,614
    Amen (Given)
    1213
    Amen (Received)
    1316
    Are people taking organs from comatose or clinically dead people? What is the method he is concerned about? I am curious.

  3. #3
    Department Head Apologiaphoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Corryton
    Faith
    Trinitarian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    5,140
    Amen (Given)
    282
    Amen (Received)
    2512
    I guess you'll need to listen to Saturday's show.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •