How can we best comfort and support couples suffering from
infertility? Is adoption a viable option for every barren couple? What
is the Church to think, say and do about reproductive technologies like
in vitro fertilization and embryo adoption?
These questions are at the heart of LCMS Life Ministry’s
second-annual Infertility Ethics Symposium, set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. This free event is open
to pastors and laypeople alike.
“Life is a gift, and children are a blessing,” says the Rev. Dr.
Peter J. Scaer, associate professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia
Theological Seminary. “But our Lord has a heart for the barren. He
understands the struggles and sadness of the childless. This symposium
is a wonderful opportunity to think deeply about the things that matter
in a way that is both God-pleasing and affirms life through all its ups
Join us as we continue the conversation about these topics, led by the following prestigious presenters:
• Dr. Donna Harrison, president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists;
• Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, assistant professor of Theology and Bioethics at Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.;
• Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director-elect of Lutherans For Life; and
• Katie Schuermann, author and speaker.
Register for the symposium today by contacting LCMS Life Ministry at 314-996-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Christ Alone, LCMS Life Ministry