Web-Resources for Christian Stewardship from PSCF

      comments for reviewers:  These pages — which are gathered in one place to make it easier for you to read and evaluate them — are from Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (PSCF, the journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, ASA) and are intended to be used along with other pages (especially shorter introductory pieces) in the area for Christian Stewardship.  I hope you'll help in the process of "selectivity" so we can find good pages for our visitors.
      comments for website visitors You can read them too, of course, and (only if you want) provide feedback.

      There is some overlap between categories (thus, pages could be "put into" different categories, so check them all to see what's there) and usually the arrangement within each category is approximately chronological.
      The categories are grouped in two parts — Ethics in Science & Medicine, and Environmental Stewardship — and, again, there are some overlaps and rough fits.  And many pages (in addition to those in "Christians in Science) are relevant for thinking about Christians in Science.
      For each page from 1991-2002, following the author-and-title information is a number giving the page length, and the rightward part of the URL shows the publication date (for the first paper below, by Moberg, it's 3-99, March 1999) and whether the file is HTML or PDF (it's html for Moberg).  The most recent papers are available only in the print version of PSCF, which is sent to members of ASA.
      Each page will open in a new window, so this page always remains open in this window.

I.O.U. — This page will be updated (to include articles published since June 2008) later, maybe by mid-2014.
 


 
Ethics in Science & Medicine

Christians in Science
• David Moberg - The Great Commission and Research - 10 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF3-99Moberg.html
• Robert Kaita - Obstacles and Opportunities In Science for Christian Witness - 4 - [June 1993] html
• Proceedings from the conference, "Asking the Right Questions: Christian Faith and the Choice of Research Topic in the Natural and Applied Sciences" - [Dec 2001] html

Ethics in Science
• Thomas Pearson - Ethics in the Workplace: What Should the Christian Do? - 2 - [June 1998] html
• Catherine Crouch - Scientific Ethics: A Realm for Partnership - 4 - [Sep 2000] html
• Joseph Carson - Should ASA Defend and Advance Professional Ethics in Science and Technology Professions? - 2 - [June 2002] pdf
• Jones - Scientific Fraud - 1 - [Dec 1997] html

Life-and-Death Decisions
• Gareth Jones - Preparing for Socially Comfortable Acceptance of Abortion? - [March 1992] html
• Dennis Sullivan - The Oral Contraceptive as Abortifacient: An Analysis of the Evidence [Sep 2006] pdf
• Barry Hancock & Paul Sharp - The Death Penalty and Christianity: A Conceptual Paradox - 4 - [March 1994] html
• Bouma III, Hessel - Challenges & Lessons from the Terri Schiavo Case [Sep 2005] pdf
• Rusthoven, James J. - Current Concepts of Capacity and Autonomy in Medical Decision-Making: A Critique from a Christian’s Perspective [Dec 2005] pdf
• Lebacqz, Karen - Pandemic Justice [March 2007] pdf

• Boorse, Dorothy - Anti-Aging: Radical Longevity, Environmental Impacts, and Christian Theology [March 2005] pdf

Genetics
• Pattle Pun - Toward an Ethics of the Human Genome Project - 12 - [Sep 1998] html
• Hessel Bouma III - Completing the Human Genome Project: The End is Just the Beginning - 3 - [Sep 2000] html
• James Peterson - Newsworthy Genetics - 2 [Sep 2000] html
• Bruce McCallum - Evolving Concepts of Nature and Human Genetic Engineering [Sep 2006] pdf
  John Osepchuk - Shocking News on Genetically Modified Corn [letter - March 2003] pdf
• D. Gareth Jones - Genetic Prospects: Finding a Balance between Choice and Acceptance [Sep 2005] pdf
• Celia Deane-Drummond - A Recovery of Wisdom as Virtue for an Ethics of Genetics [March 2007] pdf

Stem Cells
• Roth, Kenneth E - Stem Cell Research: Potential Life-Saver or Just “Playing God?” - 1 - [Dec 1999] html

• Robert Boomsma - Embryonic Stem Cells and a Reformed Christian World View [March 2004] pdf
    Terman, C. Richard - ‘Human Personhood’ and Embryonic Stem Cell [March 2005] pdf
• Mannoia, Kristyn A. - An Evaluation of Three Religious Perspectives on Stem Cell Research [Sep 2004] pdf
    Siemens, Jr., David F. - A Plea for Relevance in Discussing hES [Dec 2004] pdf
    Carter, Ben M. - Stem Cell Research: Critiques and Views [March 2005] pdf
    Siemens, Jr., David F. - Is Carter's Critique Relevant? [June 2005] pdf
• Teo, Adrian & Calbreath, Donald - Embryonic Stem Cells and a Reformed Christian World View: A Response to Robert Boomsma [Sep 2006] pdf
    Jones, D. Gareth - Coping with Bioethical Dilemmas in the Christian Community [Dec 2007] pdf

• Shrier, Cahleen & Shrier, Paul - Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Christian Community Ethics: An Old Testament Investigation [March 2006] pdf

• Peterson, James C. - The Ethics of the ANT Proposal to Obtain Embryo-Type Stem Cells [Dec 2006] pdf
    McCallum, J. Bruce - Are the Products of ANT and SCNT Equivalent? A Response to Peterson [March 2007] pdf
    Peterson, James C. - Peterson’s Response to McCallum [March 2007] pdf

• Webber, Bryant & Fitch, Cynthia - Paradox Confronted: Exploring the Nature of Christ’s Teaching in the Debate on Embryonic Stem Cell Research [Dec 2006] pdf

BioMedical Research
• Kinnamon, Kenneth E - God Versus Scientists' Use of Animals? - 3 - [Dec 1992] html
• Hollman, Jay L - The Future of Medical Science: Ethical and Theological Implications, Part I - 10 [Dec 1994] html
• Hollman, Jay L - The Future of Medical Science: Ethical and Theological Implications Part II - 9 - [March 1995] html
• Jones, D. Gareth - Biomedical Manipulation: Arguing the Case for a Cautiously Optimistic Stance - 10 - [June 2002] pdf
• Boorse, Dorothy - Anti-Aging: Radical Longevity, Environmental Impacts, and Christian Theology - 10 - [March 2005] pdf

Medical Care
• Seifert, Lauren S. & Baker, Melinda K. - An Individualized Approach to Religious Coping in Alzheimer's Disease [Sep 2004]

Bioethics & Medicine
• Jekel, James F - Biblical Foundations for Health and Healing - 9 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF9-95Jekel.html
• Truesdale, Al - Preface to Bioethics: Some Foundations for a Christian Approach to Bioethics - 6 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1996/PSCF12-96Truesdale.html
• Murphy, George L - Chiasmic Cosmology as the Context for Bioethics - 6 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/ethics/PSCF6-90murphy.html
• Kiss, Igor - Love of Enemy, Natural Law and Medicine - 2 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1997/PSCF6-97Kiss.html
• Jones, D. Gareth - Contemporary Medical Scandals: A Challenge to Ethical Codes and Ethical Principles - 13 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1990/PSCF3-90Jones.html
• Jones, D. Gareth - Non-Existence and its Relevance for Medical Ethics & Genetic Tech - 7 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1991/PSCF6-91Jones.html
• Jones, D. Gareth - The Human Cadaver: An Assessment of the Value We Place on the Dead Body - 9 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF3-95Jones.html
• Haas, J. W., Jr - John Wesley's Vision of Science in the Service of Christ - 10 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF12-95Haas.html
• Malony, H. Newton - John Wesley and the Eighteenth Century Therapeutic Uses of Electricity - 11 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF12-95Malony.html
 


 
Environmental Stewardship (etc)

Nuclear Arms Control
• Swearengen, Jack C. & Swearengen, Alan P - Comparative analysis of the Nuclear Weapons Debate: Campus & Developer Perspectives - 11 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1990/PSCF6-90Swearengen.html
•Swearengen, Jack C - Arms Control and God's Purpose in History - 11 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1992/PSCF3-92Swearengen.html

Politics (miscellaneous)
• Editorial Staff - Politics & Environment - 1 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF3-99EditorialStaff2.html
• Peterson, James C - Feminism, Ethics, Science and Technology - 3 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF9-95Peterson.html

Resources & Energy
• Kennell Touryan - ASA in the 21st Century: Expanding Our Vision for Serving God, the Church, and Society through Science and Technology [June 2004] - 7
• Morton, Glenn R - The Coming Energy Crisis - 2 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2000/PSCF12-00Morton.html [Dec 2000]
• Morton, Glenn - The World’s Oil Supply Revisited [June 2005]

Global Warming
• Ackerman, Thomas - Global Warming: Scientific Basis and Christian Responses [Dec 2007]
• Swartzendruber, Loren - Global Warming--An Anabaptist Responds in Sermon [Dec 2007]
    Osepchuk, John M. - Comments on Ackerman’s and Swartzendruber’s Articles [June 2008]

Sustainable Policies & Development (in agriculture and more)
• Spaling, Harry and Annette Dekker - Cultural Sustainable Development: Concepts and Principles - 12 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1996/PSCF12-96Spaling.html
• Spaling, Harry, Janelle Zwier and David Kupp - Earthkeeping and the Poor: Assessing the Environmental Sustainability of Development Projects - 10 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2001/PSCF9-01Spaling.html
• Hall, Steven - Toward a Theology of Sustainable Agriculture - 5 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF6-02Hall.pdf
• Dormer, Kenneth J. and George Kinoti - Science and Development in Developing Countries - 12 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF9-99Dormer.html
• Koetje, David S. - Place-Based Agriculture: Christian Environmentalism Informing Collaborations in Agroecology & Biotechnology [March 2005]
• Clements, David R. & Corapi, Wayne V. - Paradise Lost? Setting the Boundaries around Invasive Species [March 2005]
Korstad, John - Stewardship of an Aquatic Habitat on the Campus of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma - [Sep 2007]

Theology/Ethics & Ecology
• VanDyke, Fred G - Ecology and the Christian Mind: Christians and the Environment in a New Decade - 12 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1991/PSCF9-91VanDyke.html
• Bube, Richard H - Do Biblical Models Need to Be Replaced In Order to Deal Effectively with Environmental Issues? - 8 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF6-94Bube.html
• Stanton, Mark & Guernsey, Dennis - Christians' Ecological Responsibility: A Theological Introduction and Challenge - 6 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1993/PSCF3-93Stanton.html
• DeWitt, Calvin B - Christian Environmental Stewardship: Preparing the Way for Action - 10 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF6-94DeWitt.html
• DeWitt, Calvin B - Creation and God's Judgment - 2 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1996/PSCF9-96DeWitt.html
• Althouse, H. Scott - Called to Stewardship - 4 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1998/PSCF12-98Althouse.html
• Wauzzinski, Robert A - Technological Pessimism [Ellul,] - 18 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF6-94Wauzzinski.html
• Peterson, James C - Should We Be Concerned About People Who Do Not Yet Exist? - 7 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/  [for some reason, this doesn't seem to be anywhere in the ASA website]
An Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation - 2 - This was in PSCF, June 1995, but is not on the ASA website, but it is in other places, like http://www.creationcare.org/resources/declaration.php
• Wright, Richard T. - Tearing Down the Green: Environmental Backlash in the Evangelical Sub-Culture - 12 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF6-95Wright.html
• Schafran, Philip - Environmental Awareness - 1 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF6-95Schafran2.html
• Schafran, Philip - Is Mankind the Measure? Old Testament Perspectives on Mankind's Place in the Natural World - 11 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1995/PSCF6-95Schafran.html
• Bouma-Prediger, Steven - Creation Care and Character: The Nature and Necessity of the Ecological Virtues - 8 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1998/PSCF3-98Bouma-Prediger.html
• Morton, Glenn R - Planning Ahead: Requirement for Moral Accountability - 5 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF9-99Morton2.html
• Wood, John & Curry, Janel, Bouma-Prediger, Steve, Bjelland, Mark, and Bratton, Susan - Christian Environmentalism: Cosmos, Community, and Place [March 2005] - 5
• Stephenson, Bret - Nature, Technology and the Imago Dei: Mediating the Nonhuman through the Practice of Science [March 2005] - 7
• VanDyke, Fred - Cultural Transformation and Conservation: Growth, Influence, and Challenges for the Judeo-Christian Stewardship Environmental Ethic [March 2006]
• Bennett, George D. - A Comparison of Green Chemistry to the Environmental Ethics of the Abrahamic Religions [March 2008]

Money (and materialism) & Poverty
• Catherine Crouch, Deborah Haarsma, and Loren Haarsma - Doing Science and Loving the Needy - xx - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF6-99Crouch.html
• Jack Swearengen and Edward Woodhouse - Overconsumption: An Ethical Dilemma for Christian Engineers - 13 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF6-02Swearengen.pdf
• Warners, David & Borst, Larry - The Good of a Flourishing Creation: Seeking God in a Culture of Affluence [March 2005]

Technology (and Engineering) & Culture (and ethics)
• Funk, Ken - Thinking Critically and Christianly About Technology [Sep 2007]
    Osepchuk, John M. - A Response to Ken Funk [March 2008]
    Adams, Charles C. - Prudence and the Redeeming of Technology: A Response to Ken Funk [March 2008]
• Ermer, Gayle E. - Professional Engineering Ethics and Christian Values: Overlapping Magisteria [March 2008]
• Schuurman, Egbert - The Challenge of Islam’s Critique of Technology [June 2008]

• Divita, Lorynn - And Why Do You Worry about Clothes?’ Environmental Ethics and the Textile Complex [March 2005]

Creation-Views & Ecology
• Raaflaub, Vernon A - Creationism and Ecology - xx - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1990/PSCF3-90Raaflaub.html
• Miller, Keith B - Theological Implications of an Evolving Creation - 12

Eschatology & Ecology
• Truesdale, Al - Last Things First: The Impact of Eschatology on Ecology - 7 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF6-94Truesdale.html
• Beal, R. S., Jr - Can a Premillenialist Consistently Entertain a Concern for the Environment? A Rejoinder to Al Truesdale - 6 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF9-94Beal.html

Theology of Natural Evil
• Emberger, Gary - Theological and Scientific Explanations for the Origin and Purpose of Natural Evil - 9 - http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1994/PSCF9-94Emberger.html



 
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