Image Bearers in a Dehumanizing Reality

Listen to Paige Comstock Cunningham on bioethics and God's image

During the 2019 Theology Conference, Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham, executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, spoke on bioethics, human dignity and our role as image bearers of God.

In her lecture, "The Doctrine of Creation and Human Dignity," Dr. Cunningham explores how we—as pastors, leaders and lay people—might approach complex bioethical questions (stem cells, infertility, surrogate pregnancy, beginning and end of life) from a Scriptural perspective.

"We are living in the MedTech age, a digitally medicated, technologically sophisticated, medically advanced, scientifically awe-inspiring, but potentially and increasingly dehumanizing reality. How are we to navigate moral choices that do not have quick and easy, black and white answers?...In Genesis 1:26-28, God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness...' We are image bearers, made in the image and likeness of God, created beings. We represent God's authority." — Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham

Listen to the full lecture in the EFCA Theology Podcast episode, and stay tuned for the upcoming podcasts from the conference. If you missed other episodes from the conference, find them in the EFCA Theology Podcast archives.

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