Matthew Arbo is the director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Oklahoma Baptist University and the author of Walking through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for those who are Struggling. He joins us to talk about his book.

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  • Kristin

    Thanks to Matthew Arbo and to Matt & Alastair for such a helpful discussion. Matt (Anderson), I was wondering if you could expand on something you said. In reference to IVF you said that you think that some elements are missing from the conversation on both the Protestant and the Roman Catholic side. As a Protestant I have certainly found this to be the case, as there were questions I had about the licitness of IVF as a practice itself that I felt my own Protestant tradition couldn’t answer. Specifically, Catholics were the only ones I could find that seemed comfortable talking about Natural Law as it relates to God’s design for procreation. However, I’m very curious as to what you see is missing on the Catholic side. What did you mean when you said that both sides are lacking something (can’t remember your exact words)? Thanks so much for any further thoughts you may have on that!