Maggie Karner Speaking Topics
Maggie Karner is the director of Life and Health Ministries for LCMS World Relief and Human Care. She is available to speak on a variety of topics.
Karner is based in Bristol, Conn., and can be reached at 765-748-7743 or Maggie.Karner@lcms.org.
- It's Not About the Birds and the Bees Anymore: Speaking To Your Kids About Chastity
This 45 minute interactive workshop designed for parents explores the important role of mothers and fathers in influencing their children toward God's plan for their sexual purity. Participants will discuss practical ideas for communicating and reinforcing the message at home.
- The Truth About Sex, Love and Relationships
This 45 minute talk for middle school and high school teens provides insight into God's design for our sexuality within marriage, frank talk about the consequences of sex outside of marriage, and offers encouragement and helpful strategies for remaining sexually pure in today's world.
- End-of-life Issues: Reflecting God's Glory or Man's Folly?
This 45 minute talk discusses the current trend in secular society promoted by euthanasia advocates to encourage a "duty to die." Participants will instead discuss the Christian, life-affirming principles of service and palliative care for those who are finishing their earthly life.
- Care for the Unborn
This 45 minute talk explores our duty and service to the "least of these" — our neighbors in the womb, and discusses our service in the context of Luther's understanding of the two-kingdoms of society.
- Cloning and Stem Cell Research
This 45 minute talk offers an easy-to-understand overview of the ethics of stem cell research, cloning and other bioethics issues in the news today.
- Extreme Makeover: Who . . . Me?
Is it really anybody else's business how we dress? Does it really matter how we present ourselves? Does what I wear on the outside affect who I am on the inside? This 45 minute talk discusses our attitudes about our looks, fashion, and appearance — and what God's Word has to say about our "image."
These presentations are provided free of charge as a service of LCMS World Relief and Human Care. However, the following arrangements and reimbursements are appreciated.
- Honorarium/speakers fee: None
- Airfare/mileage: Actual airfare and/or $0.585 per mile to airport or event
- Lodging: Quiet non-smoking hotel room
- Meals: $35 per day unless other arrangements are made.