Category Archives: Round 29

Brain Cancer and Suicide

Maggie KarnerBrittany Maynard made headlines when she revealed that she has an aggressive form of brain cancer and that she would end her life on her own terms. We welcome Mrs. Maggie Karner, Director of Life and Health Ministries for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, to respond to Ms. Maynard’s plight. Maggie suffers from the very same brain cancer and will not end her own life. We discuss Maggie’s article, “Brain Cancer Will Likely Kill Me, But There’s No Way I’ll Kill Myself.” Listen as Maggie gives an inspiring witness to God’s gift of life and the comfort of His salvation in Jesus Christ!

Read Maggie Karner’s article, “Brain Cancer Will Likely Kill Me, But There’s No Way I’ll Kill Myself.”

Watch Maggie Karner’s video letter to Brittany Maynard, produced and posted after we recorded our interview with Maggie.

Predestination, part 2

RevDrMatthewRichardPr. Matt Richard continues discussing his paper, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters.” What happens when we try to reconcile the seemingly contradictory doctrines of 1) original sin with 2) God’s justification of the sinner and 3) God’s eternal election? Why should we keep these doctrines “in tension” according to God’s Word? Is the teaching of predestination a threatening or a comforting doctrine?

Read Pr. Richard’s article, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters.”

Read the Formula of Concord on the doctrine of Election–the Epitome and the Solid Declaration.