Health Care ReFramed: Biblical Theology of Healthcare
What is healing? How does Medicine relate to it? What’s the role of the community? Didn’t Jesus come to end suffering?
Health Care ReFramed: Biblical Theology of Healthcare is a series taught by Dr. Morgan Wills that re-frames the work of medicine with a practiced, experiential Christian theology of health care. Threading through the story-line of the Creation, Fall, Redemption and New Creation, the series endeavors to delve into an exploration of Redemptive Engagement in the work of medicine.
An introduction to the series taught by Dr. Morgan Wills about looking at the practice of medicine from a Biblical theology of healthcare
Suggested Reading: Excerpts from Mere Christianity
The second part of the series considers how society has fallen into the danger of leaving our theology at home as we enter the corridors of medicine.
Using Genesis 1 & 2 as the theological backdrop, the third part of the series looks at Creation and the calling of believers to create order out of chaos as they participate in the work of God around them.
Suggested Reading: Genesis 1-3, Engage or Run – Reflections on my Intern Year – Brian Lindman, M.D.
In part 4, the effects of the fall in creation are examined and how the work of the cross holistically redeems the brokenness of society. As agents of this new creation, we are then called into this work of redeeming the world around us. For those in medicine, healthcare is then re-framed as partnership with God in the work of healing.
Steeped in the Biblical story, we must now learn to practice these truths in the challenging circumstances of our day. In part 5, an overview of medicine’s development is given and we see how history is no stranger to these dilemmas of those partnering their practice of medicine with their faith.