Biblical Perspectives on Aging Podcast

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Welcome to Biblical Perspectives on Aging podcast! Based on Psalm 71, this podcast is a weekly series of one-on-one conversations with Christian aging experts from The Baptist Home and other industry leaders who fearlessly apply biblical truths related to providing soul care to and advocating for the aging. Listen as host Dr. Andy Braams invites guests to share time earned insights on how to approach difficult aging topics related to sanctity of life, First Amendment rights, dementia care, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, memory care, Validation Therapy, aging ethics, and end of life issues in a Christlike manner for the Glory of God.

Disclaimer

“There is so much information out there on aging that doesn’t have its genesis in God’s Word. Now more than ever, we need strong biblical principles in our aging ministries so they will not be shaken during a pandemic.”

Ep 4.01 Dr. Ron Mackey: Telling the Story of The Baptist Home

Man wearing glasses in plaid shirt.Curious about the ministry of The Baptist Home? Listen as Dr. Ron Mackey, vice president of community engagement at The Baptist Home, answers the “why” of this 107 year old ministry to the aging. What is their mission? Who do they serve? Why do they do what they do?

Ep 3.03 Dr. Alan Branch: Full Interview with Transcript

Man wearing glasses and suit and tieListen to the full interview with Dr. Alan Branch, ethicist and professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as he discusses Euthanasia, Eugenics, and the concept of Developmental Personhood as it relates to aging and the way we, as Christians, should evaluate these difficult topics from a biblical perspective.

 

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Ep 3.02 Dr. Alan Branch: Evils of Eugenics & Developmental Personhood

Man wearing glasses and suit and tieWe live in a culture addicted to beauty and increasingly desensitized to the value of human life. In part 2 of our interview, Dr. Alan Branch, ethicist and professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, explains the meaning of eugenics and developmental personhood while explaining the moral issues with both arguments that “making a person better from birth can also make the person better at the end of life” and “loss of attributes equals loss of personhood.”

Ep 3.01 Dr. Alan Branch: Destructive Faces of Euthanasia

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Is there such a thing as good death versus bad death? Listen as Dr. Alan Branch, ethicist and professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, explains what Euthanasia means, and how the impact of addressing aging issues with a biblical approach can significantly impact the effects of loneliness, depression, and chronic pain management which often leads to requests for euthanasia.

 

Ep 2.03 Sherri Snider, MSW: Full Interview with Transcript

woman with short hair wearing sweaterListen to the full interview with Sherri Snider, MSW, administrator at The Baptist Home-Arcadia Valley and Certified Validation Therapy Instructor, discuss the differences between Validation Therapy vs Reality Orientation in communicating with the aging and especially those suffering with dementia.

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Ep 2.02 Sherri Snider, MSW: Unfinished Business

woman with short hair wearing sweaterIn part 2 of this series, Sherri Snider, MSW, administrator at The Baptist Home and Certified Validation Therapy Instructor, continues her discussion of the benefits of using Validation Therapy vs Reality Orientation. Drawing from her 37 years of experience in working with the aging in a long-term care setting, Sherri shares what she describes as “personal experience data.” “When you argue with your loved one with dementia, you lose every time. Even when you think you’ve won the argument, you’ve lost the relationship.”

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