Jan 26, 2009 Print This Article

Lutheran Forum on 'Planned Non-Parenthood'

Will Adam Go AWOL? Will Eve?

“Will Adam Go AWOL? Will Eve?” This is the motto of a unique forum on science and theology at Concordia Seminary’s Werner Auditorium on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. Prepared by The Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life (CLTPL), this event will be the second in a series of conferences called “Male and Female He Created Them (Genesis 1:27).”

“Last year we looked at the role of women in God’s order of creation,” said CLTPL director Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto. “This year, Dr. Robert W. Weise, a professor of practical theology and a cellular biologist will discuss the theological, social and scientific ramifications of procreation technologies without recourse to sex. The issue here is the probable emergence of a new post-human species bred in test tubes without the involvement of parents. Hence the conference’s provocative subtitle, ‘Forum on Planned Non-Parenthood.’”

The Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life is an affiliate of Concordia Seminary. Its mission is to project Lutheran thought into the secular realm. Dr. Weise holds The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis Chair in Pastoral Ministry and the Life Sciences, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

Registration by March 19 is required. Admission is free. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7486; ce@csl.edu; or visit the Concordia Seminary Web site at www.csl.edu.