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What would Jesus say? Mar 07, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel introduces his video clip Jesus Quotes the Candidates with these words: “God is a very important part of this primary election. Most all of the candidates go out of their...

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Entering the Journey of Grace Dec 16, 2015

My family loves Christmas movies of all types, but our favorite movie to watch every Advent is The Nativity Story. It so humanizes the experience of both Mary and Joseph, and makes us feel like we...

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Grace Doesn't Know the Size of Our Sins Nov 05, 2015

When I decided to watch Selma with my 8-year-old son, Noah, my intent was to spark discussion about racism and justice. I never imagined it would provide a strong lesson on grace for him –...

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What Pope Francis Said … and Didn't Say About Abortion Oct 07, 2015

Pope Francis recently issued a statement regarding abortion and the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

I heard some things I really wanted to hear.

And I hoped to hear some more things that...

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A ProGrace Response to Planned Parenthood Videos Aug 31, 2015

I had many emotions watching the recently released videos of Planned Parenthood doctors talking about compensation for fetal body parts. Sad, disturbed, confused, heartbroken. The feeling that...

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You Decide: Either/Or? Jul 09, 2015

The results of this poll by Vox are so interesting to me.

How can someone be both pro-life and pro-choice? Or neither pro-life nor pro-choice? This survey confirms something I see all of the time:...

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Mother's Day Miracles: When Grace & Hope Collide Jun 02, 2015

This May, we watched something really special happen at Caris. It was the perfect ProGrace expression of Mother’s Day as churches and individuals used our Hope, Help and Honor campaign to...

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Tax Collectors not Pharisees Apr 22, 2015

This past Lenten season, my family and I watched the last five episodes of the mini-series The Bible – and loved it! This visual representation of Jesus’ earthly ministry, death and...

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The Power of a "Me, too" Response Mar 30, 2015

In her TED talk Listening to Shame, researcher Brene Brown says, “If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment. If you put the...

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A Third Voice in the Abortion Debate Feb 23, 2015

In a recent opinion piece from GazetteNet, a pro-choice man talked about his experience dialoguing with pro-life people in an online forum:

“One of the most disturbing aspects of the...

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42 Years After Roe v. Wade Jan 28, 2015

Last year, I wrote a blog post about my dream for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, an event that coincides with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade every January. Do you know one of the things I was...

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Why Conversations Matter (and Assumptions Never Work) Jan 14, 2015

I was having a conversation with a pro-choice activist about what it means to be ProGrace®. She appreciated that I wanted to meet and see if we could find common ground. We agreed on many...

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