Author Archives: Bob F.

About Bob F.

Born in Pleasanton, CA on October 5, 1956 and raised primarily in Lake Geneva, WI. I am the oldest of four sons to my parents, Bob and Helen Fleischmann who presently live next door to me in rural Wisconsin. I am an ordained Lutheran minister and I serve as the national director of Christian Life Resources.

Looking Down the Road

I am struck by how little thought people give to the consequences of their actions. I wrote a brief story on new evidence that suggests drinking alcohol while pregnant not only could have consequences on the unborn child but even … Continue reading

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Bullying and the Christian Witness

Bullying never has been or will it ever be acceptable conduct for a Christian. In this brief article published on the Christian Life Resources website I talk about how a Christian must reject bullying if he or she hopes to … Continue reading

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My Perspective on Charlie Gard

I have written a small piece on the case of Charlie Gard, the British infant at the center of a treatment and parental rights controversy in Great Britain. The article is on the Christian Life Resources website. You can find … Continue reading

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Wesley Smith looks at Bioethics in 2017

As an instructor in bioethics, I often wait with frustration for policymakers and wannabes to say something significant about bioethical issues.  I did not hear any substantive reference to bioethics in the presidential campaigning of 2016.  While I likely should … Continue reading

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Subtle Verbal Splicing

Did you see the July 4, 2016 issue of Time magazine? In her lead story on the potentials and pitfalls of CRISPR (the process for DNA splicing) Alice Park overlooks the first ethical problem with her own splice of illogic: … Continue reading

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Did Our Zeal Overshadow Judgment?

Some of the most devoted and loving people I know are in the pro-life movement.  They don’t simply have an opinion but they are on the front lines, helping, lobbying, writing, feeding, counseling and caring.  Sometimes, however, we have allowed … Continue reading

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The Real Solution

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that a woman has a right to abort her child at any point in a pregnancy – even to the time of delivery. … Continue reading

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January Preaching and Presentation Engagements

I will be at Hope Ev. Lutheran Church in Louisville, KY on Sunday, January 17, to preach during the 10:30am worship service. The congregation is observing its “Celebration of Life Sunday” and I will also conduct the Bible Class before … Continue reading

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Precious Life

In the January 2016 issue of the Forward in Christ publication, I wrote an article entitled, “Precious Life,” Since conception, at every stage, each baby is a precious life who needs a Savior and for whom our Savior has died. … Continue reading

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Bacon, Bologna and Your Health

In a statement released on October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.” According to the … Continue reading

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