In a world where incredible medical technologies are possible … does ‘can do’ mean ‘should do’? Every Christian will have to engage challenging bioethical decisions in their life time; how do we make them from a Christian worldview foundation? Impact 360 Institute is honored to host Dr. John Kilner as we engage these important questions.
John F. Kilner (PhD, Harvard) holds the endowed Forman Chair of Christian Ethics and Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and serves as the Director of Bioethics Degree Programs at Trinity International University. He is also a Senior Fellow for The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD) where he served as President and CEO until Fall 2005.
Prior to joining CBHD and Trinity, Dr. Kilner served as Senior Associate for Religion, Culture, and Health Care Ethics at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago. He has done extended periods of research in Switzerland, Boston, and Kenya.
Dr. Kilner received the Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Yale University and the Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He then earned the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy in religious ethics from Harvard University, where he received the Newcombe, Danforth, Eisenhower, DeKarman, Roothbert, Merit, Howe, and Sheldon awards.
Dr. Kilner is a widely sought-after speaker and has authored or edited 20 books on bioethics-related topics (published, e.g., by Eerdmans, Zondervan Academic, Georgetown University Press, and Yale University Press). His latest co-authored works are Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges, and Biotechnology and the Human Good.
Dr. Kilner has appeared in numerous interviews and debates in such television venues as NBC (with Tom Brokaw), FOX News (with Bill O’Reilly), CBS, CNN, and PAX, such radio venues as National Public Radio, Moody Broadcasting Network, and Salem Network, and such newspaper venues as the New York Times, Washington Times, and Chicago Tribune. His various honors include the Educator of the Year Award from the national Christian Medical & Dental Associations, presented in Irvine, California.