Brett McCarty is Assistant Research Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School, where he is associate director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health Sciences. His research and teaching interests occur at the intersections of bioethics, political theology, public health, and theological anthropology. His current research projects focus on competing conceptions of agency within the modern hospital, religious responses to the opioid crisis, and historical and contemporary connections between Christian bioethics and political theology.
Attending, caring, and listening may seem like small practices in light of the monumental challenges we face today. But it is through this everyday work that we are to discern and pursue a new common life.