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CMDA and DTS Dialogues | Critical Conversations on Pregnancy After Roe LIVE

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[1.5 Credit Hour] This webinar is available for physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.

Speakers: Darrell Bock, ThM, PhD; Sandy Christiensen, MD, FACOG; Roland Warren

Healthcare professionals and pastoral care face a daunting task amid discussions about complicated pregnancies in a post-Roe America. How do we speak effectively, truthfully and graciously while giving meaningful care in such an environment? Join us for this critical conversation as we consider the theological, medical, legal and pastoral perspectives required to serve patients well.

In this webinar, Dr. Darrell Bock from The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary will moderate a discussion with Dr. Sandy Christiansen, a board-certified OB/Gyn who is the National Medical Director for Care Net, and Roland Warren, who is the President and CEO of Care Net. Together, we will examine the pastoral and medical support needed by women who have complicated pregnancies in this post-Roe world. The webinar will also include time for a Q&A with our guest speakers, allowing you to contribute your questions and thoughts to the conversation.

1. Identify and respond to patients struggling with a difficult pregnancy decision.
2. Describe how obstetrical physicians can work with non-obstetric healthcare professionals to formulate a comprehensive life-affirming care plan for patients facing a difficult pregnancy decision.
3. Discuss how healthcare professionals who are caring for a patient with a crisis pregnancy can incorporate local pastoral resources such as pro-life pregnancy support centers and churches.

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  • Darrell Bock, ThM, PhD

    Dr. Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks & Senior Research Professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He received a BA from the University of Texas; his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary; a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and postdoctoral study from Tübingen University. Dr. Bock is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts.

  • Sandy Christiansen, MD, FACOG

    Dr. Sandy Christiansen is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and advocate for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. She is the National Medical Director for Care Net, the Medical Director for the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick, MD, and an adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary’s University, where she teaches healthcare policy in the Master’s in Health Administration Program. Dr. Christiansen is a writer and speaker on pregnancy, abortion, and Hippocratic medicine, addressing a variety of forums and legislative bodies and providing commentary to national media outlets. She completed medical school and residency training in Philadelphia, PA at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and a member of the American Association of Pro-life Ob/Gyns. As a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, Dr. Christiansen serves as the Maryland state representative and is the director of the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Medical Ethics. She lives in Frederick, MD with her husband Kyle of 31 years. They are grateful for their three sons, daughters-in-law, and delightful granddaughter Georgie!

  • Roland Warren

    Roland is President and CEO of Care Net, a network of pregnancy centers. A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. Roland is the author of two books: Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid, a fresh look at how some of the most revered men of the Bible made some major fathering mistakes that all dads can learn from; and Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys, which draws on his life experience as a boy raised in a single-mother home to provide actionable advice and counsel for single mothers and those who seek to help them. He has made numerous media appearances and interviews, writes a column for, and is the co-host of Care Net’s podcast, CareCast: Care Net on Family, Faith, and Life.

February 4, 2023
Sat 10:00 AM EST

Duration 1H 45M

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