Dr. Mark Soto (pictured), professor of biblical studies at Grace College and Seminary, will this weekend present a series of seminars at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Grace Brethren Church (Gary Austin, pastor).
The series is entitled “A STUDY IN LIFE AND DEATH IN AMERICA 2005,” and Austin says, “He has prepared some notes that really get into the heart of these issues.”
The seminar begins this evening (Friday) at 7 p.m. with session entitled “Introduction to Ethical Issues Related to Life” and “When Does Life Begin?”
Sessions tomorrow begin at 9 a.m. and include “When Does Life End?”, “The Right to Die?”, “The Ethics of Privacy, the Genome Project, and Genetic Engineering.”
Sunday morning in the 10:30 a.m. worship service Soto will speak on “Be Ready to Give an Answer to Any Man Who Asks” based on 1 Peter 3:15.
Soto has had 12 years of experience in the pastoral ministry as well as having been a counselor for a Christian residential childcare facility. He also served Grace College as the Associate Dean of Men. He holds the B.A. and Th.B. degrees from Applachian Bible College, an M.A.R. from Liberty University, and the M.Div., Th.M., and D. Min. degrees from Grace Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a second doctorate.
In other news from the Iowa churches, K. Howard Immel begins his ministry this Sunday, September 25, as pastor of the Carlton Brethren Church in Garwin, Iowa.