Speakers Bureau - Ryan C. MacPherson

Macpherson Ryan 2011To schedule a presentation with Dr. MacPherson contact him through his web site or at 507.344.7787.

Dr. MacPherson's presentations are adaptable to a variety of age groups and settings. Contact him to discuss your specific plans.

Possible topics include:

  • Legal Dimensions/Constitution Issues (e.g. the rationale behind the Roe v. Wade decision, or the current debates on homosexual "marriage.")

  • Comparison of Moral Philosophies (e.g. divine command, natural law, utilitarianism, subjectivism)

  • Abortion: Procedures, facts and stats, and the Church's response

  • Biotechnologies: Assisted reproductive technologies, human cloning, in vitro fertilization

  • End-of-Life Issues: Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia

  • Men, Women, and Relationships: Biblical manhood, biblical womanhood, roles of men and women

  • Other topics: Biblical basis for the value of human life, Creation


Ryan C. MacPherson holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves as Chair of the History Department at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Since 2012, he has served as senior editor for The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy. His devotional writings have appeared in the Lutheran Sentinel (ELS), Forward in Christ (WELS), Clearly Caring (WELS), and LifeDate (Lutherans for Life). His scholarly writings include a “The Natural Law of the Family” (in Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal, CPH, 2011) plus two chapters in Here We Stand (NPH, 2010): “The Church and Science through the Ages” and “Teaching Objective Morality to a Postmodern Audience.”

Dr. MacPherson is a nationally featured speaker for academic associations, religious organizations, and public policy forums. He has been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including Issues Etc. and Faith-n-Family on KFUO. A homeschool parent who has taught both children’s Sunday school and adult Bible classes, Dr. MacPherson also is the founding president of the Hausvater Project, a nonprofit organization promoting a biblical vision for family, church, and society in the spirit of the Lutheran confessions.

Dr. MacPherson has authored over fifty articles spanning the fields of history, theology, law, and public policy. His books include Telling the Next Generation: The Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Vision for Christian Education, 1918–2011 and Beyond (managing editor, 2011); The Culture of Life: Ten Essential Principles for Christian Bioethics (2012); Studying Luther’s Large Catechism: A Workbook for Christian Discipleship (2012); and a two-volume college history text entitled Rediscovering the American Republic (2012–2013).

For more information, visit: www.ryancmacpherson.com.