MAiD Resources

MB Seminary hosted an online conversation on November 24, 2020 to discuss medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The conversation featured three faculty presentations followed by a panel discussion in response to questions submitted by online participants. The recordings are available below (please note that the first part of Doug Heidebrecht’s presentation was not recorded during the event, so a new recording was made with his original content).

Faculty Presentations

Doug Heidebrecht – examining the biblical themes of life, death, and suffering (download script)

Brian Cooper – exploring the theological and ethical dimensions of MAiD (download script)

Gloria Woodland – suggestions for how to walk with those impacted by MAiD

MB Seminary Panel Discussion

MAiD Course

Dr. Gloria Woodland teaches a course called Understanding the Scope of Perspectives and Ministry in MAiD (PTH 692). This course was last offered in January, 2021. You can contact Dr. Woodland to receive course information and to learn when it will be offered next.



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