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Standing With Those Who Stand for Life (34)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


I had the chance to sit down with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life. The Center for Bioethics is excited to partner with this important advocate for the unborn. During the interview, we talk about the recent successful Ride for Life (which included the Cedarville University campus) and an upcoming event on September 22nd. Dr. Ben Carson: neurosurgeon, pro-life advocate, and candidate for U.S. President, will be speaking at the University of Dayton arena.

Dayton Right to Life

Ben Carson Event


To listen, just click on the player below (click on the Audio MP3 button if the player doesn’t appear).

Christians and Birth Control (33)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


An interview with KRRC Radio (“The Bridge FM”) and Pastor Even Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, OR. We discuss the modern use of oral contraceptives, and a new law in Oregon that permits pharmacists to prescribe and dispense them.

Rogue River, OR: KRRC Radio “The Bridge”


To listen, just click on the player below (click on the Audio MP3 button if the player doesn’t appear).



Bioethics and Brittany Maynard (32)

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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Dr. Mark Pinkerton, professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, discusses the recent passing of Brittany Maynard. He has a unique perspective as both a physician and a father to a young woman with a similar terminal illness.

(Note that the title of this podcast has changed from the former name ‘CedarEthics’)

Christian Radio WHKW
Melinda Pinkerton’s Blog


To listen, just click on the player below (click on the Audio MP3 button if the player doesn’t appear).

The Ethics of Ebola (31)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


My colleague, epidemiologist and public health expert Dr. Ginger Cameron, joins me to discuss the ethics of the current Ebola crisis.

We ask some important questions:

  • What’s going on in West Africa? Why is the outbreak so severe?
  • Was it ethical to treat western missionaries with experimental drugs?
  • What about enforced quarantine? Does that violate individual rights?
  • How does medical triage work?
  • What are the latest ethical challenges?


To listen, just click on the player below (click on the Audio MP3 button if the player doesn’t appear).

Slippery Slope: Euthanasia in Belgium (30)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014


Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, amid reassurances that the practice would be used only under desperate circumstances. In the U.S., where euthanasia is illegal, many feared a “slippery slope” similar to the Netherlands. In this podcast, my special guest is Dr. Douglas Anderson,Professor of Pharmacy Practice. We comment on a disturbing new trend to use terminal sedation as a form of euthanasia in Belgium.

Journal Article


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Keeping the Dream Alive (29)

Friday, January 31st, 2014


In his recent Chapel address on Martin Luther King Day, criminal justice professor Patrick Oliver gave a powerful exposition on God, government, and freedom. Borrowing from such diverse sources as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the writings of Abraham Lincoln, and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Professor Oliver wove a tapestry of balance between “the law of nature and the law of nature’s God,” between natural and general revelation, and between the evangelical and cultural mandate of Matthew 28:18-20.

In ethics, it is worthwhile to consider how we can impact the culture. Is it only through preaching the word of God, or is it also through confronting moral evils? Do we honor God in advocating for the sanctity of human life, defending traditional marriage, or confronting civil inequalities? What is the role of civil disobedience?

Listen to Professor Patrick’s penetrating analysis of these moral questions about our civil society.

[Letter from Birmingham Jail]

The Ethics of Obamacare: A Post-Election Perspective (27)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) is now a reality. And after the election of Barack Obama to a second term, it is clear that “Obamacare” is going to remain with us.

The national debate over health care reform has been one of the most divisive issues in our modern public discourse. One reason for this is that people often start discussing political solutions without really understanding the issues. The politics are messy, but the ethical issues at stake are critically important. Without rancor or political posturing, we take a look at the ethical problems in our current health care system and see how Obamacare may help.

This podcast is based on a radio interview with talk-show host Bob Burney on Christian Radio WRFD in Columbus.

Welcome to CedarEthics!

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

This blog is now the companion Web site for the CedarEthics Podcast, a commentary on contemporary issues in bioethics, with news, interviews, analysis, and music. For a preview, just click on the player below.

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