Audio Archive

Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer

Mary Carlsen teaches social work at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Her professional life has always involved social work, in hospice, nursing home and hospital settings. She currently consults with the Northfield Hospice and is on call in the emergency room. Her research interests are in end of life care and decision-making, and she spent a sabbatical year with her family in London, England, where she completed research on social work practice in hospice and palliative care.
Dan Spencer was a Professor of Religion and Ethics at Drake University in Des Moines, IA for ten years. Currently he teaches Environmental Studies, Liberal Studies and Philosophy at the University of Montana where he lives with his partner, Pat Burke, and Pat’s two children, Kyle (19) and Laurel (14). He was born and raised in California, and received his M.Div. (1983) and Ph.D (1994) in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, New York. His book, Gay and Gaia: Ethics, Ecology, and the Erotic, is published by The Pilgrim Press (1996). Raised Roman Catholic and marinated in Luther’s theology of the cross, he was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1998. He has worked on human rights issues in Latin America since first living there in 1978, and worked for a number of years at the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College. He loves all things related to mountains, and is especially happy to be back at Holden and teaching with dear friend, Mary Carlsen.
(Bio from summer 2004)

Recordings

Ethics, Faith and You: Who, Me? an Ethicist

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1992

Ethics, Faith and Suicide: Who's Involved, Who Decides?

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1992

Ethics, Faith and Non-Traditional Families

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1992

Ethics, Faith and Decisions: About Dying: God and My Children Will Decide

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1992

Health Care: Difficult Decisions in a World of Scarcity

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1992

Bioethics & Faith: Part 1 – Framework for Decision Making

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1996

Bioethics & Faith: Part 4 – Procuring Organs for Infants

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1996

Bioethics & Faith: Physician Assisted Suicide

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1999

Bioethics & Faith: Organ Donation

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1999

Bioethics & Faith: Anencephatic Infant

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1999

Bioethics & Faith: Genetic Testing

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1999

Bioethics & Faith: Human Cloning as Reproduction

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 1999

Bioethics as Vocation: Our Bodies, Our Faith – Part 1: Introduction to Christian Ethical Decision-Making

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 2004

Bioethics as Vocation: Our Bodies, Our Faith – Part 2: Physician-Assisted Suicide

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 2004

Bioethics as Vocation: Our Bodies, Our Faith – Part 3: Organ Donation and Scarce Resources

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 2004

Bioethics as Vocation: Our Bodies, Our Faith – Part 5: Paternalism and Informed Consent

Presenter: Carlsen, Mary and Dan Spencer / 2004

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

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