Life: When Does it Begin? Why Does it Matter?
On January 22nd, 1973 the United States Supreme Court ruled on the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade. This decision divided most of the United States into two camps: pro-choice and pro-life — a debate that continues today. We are grateful to Dr. Tommy Mitchell and Answers in Genesis for joining us to discuss a Biblical perspective on When Does Life Begin? in the age of stem cells and cloning -- 40 years after the court’s decision. The use of stem cells is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. Dr. Mitchell will help us examine our personal worldview as Christians by exploring the medical and Biblical ramifications of the origin of life.
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
9:00am to 2:00pm
Calvary Chapel Petaluma
1955 South McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Dr. Mitchell graduated with a BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville in 1980 with a major in cell biology and a minor in biochemistry. For his superior scholarship during his undergraduate study, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society (the oldest and one of the most-respected honor societies in America). Dr. Mitchell subsequently attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he received his medical degree in 1984.
Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. In 1991, he was elected a *Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Tommy had a thriving medical practice in his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee, for 20 years, but, in late 2006, he withdrew from medical practice to pursue creation ministry full time.
As a scientist, physician, and father, Dr. Mitchell has a burden to provide solid answers from the Bible to equip people to stand in the face of personal tragedy and popular evolutionary misinformation. Using communication skills developed over many years of medical practice, he is able to connect with people at all educational levels and unveil the truth that can change their lives.
Dr. Mitchell has been married to his wife Elizabeth (herself a retired obstetrician) for 28 years, and has three daughters. His hobbies include Martin guitars, Gibson mandolins, anything to do with Bill Monroe (the famous bluegrass musician), and large-format black-and-white photography.