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Expanding The Pro-Life Conversation (Podcast Episode 52)

Expanding The Pro-Life Conversation (Podcast Episode 52)

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Having a Christian worldview necessarily entails being pro-life. After all, Jesus came that we have life––and that we might have it abundantly. We preach a message of eternal life, and we are taught the value of human life in the Scriptures.

But in America, we tend to pigeon hole the conversation of being pro-life into merely being anti-abortion. So this week on the podcast, we seek to expand the conversation to explore what a more holistic approach to being pro-life might look like. 

The particular way we go about that is by exploring a number of other key issues that involve literal and immediate life-and-death concerns. These are topics that Americans are often divided on, as well as those within the Church. 

  • Abortion
  • Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia 
  • War 
  • Capital Punishment

You might not land where we do on these issues, but we hope that our conversation spurs on your own contemplation as you seek to be pro-life in every aspect of life, from womb to tomb.

Here are the links to the resources we reference in this episode.
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If you have any questions you’d like to submit about this episode or have other topics of conversation you’d like us to explore in future episodes, you can connect with us over on our contact page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and we’re excited to journey with you!

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

Being pro-life means being anti-abortion. But there are so many other issues that can be folded into it. Click To TweetWhile we hold to a pretty stern view of abortion, we also want to give voice and have compassion on the trauma the leads up to and results from an abortion. Click To TweetIf our goal is to get the abortion rate as low as humanly possible, the question is what is the best way to make that happen? It goes beyond simply voting Republican. Click To TweetIt's concerning when Christians rally around being anti-abortion only within the political arena, rather than seeking to care for those who are sitting face-to-face with this decision. Click To TweetRather than berating someone for voting for Hilary or Biden, a much more pro-life thing to do would be to find the crisis pregnancy center in your neighborhood and find out how you can support them. Click To TweetIt's easier to make a judgment call about physician assisted suicide when you don't know anybody who's enduring suffering and facing that question. Click To TweetNo one wants to see someone else suffering, but when we are making the decision as to the moment a life is going to end, I think we're getting into territory that we were never meant to be in. Click To TweetIf we have a really biblically grounded theology of suffering, then physician assisted suicide become a tougher thing to embrace. Click To TweetEven if suffering seems needless, it's not meaningless. Click To TweetDoctor's don't know exactly when you're going to die. Maybe you had longer than you thought. Click To TweetThe question is 'How do we preserve the most amount of life in any given situation?' And when it comes to war, that question is really difficult to answer. Click To TweetJesus was completely non-violent during his earthly ministry. But when he comes back, he won't come as a pacifist. Click To TweetCaesar doesn't bear the sword in vain. And it's good that he has it, because there are evildoers who need to be put down. Click To TweetAt the end of the day, there's no humane way to kill somebody. Click To TweetIf we see justice as reformative rather than retributive, capital punishment doesn't help you accomplish that. Click To TweetWhen we say that we're pro-life, we have to ask ourselves: pro whose life? Click To Tweet

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