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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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Beyond Protesting: THRIVE Nov 24, 2014

Several weeks ago, a friend told me she was going to participate in a peaceful protest against abortion.

“How is that going to help?” I asked.

“We’re showing our community...

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Changing the Conversation in our Churches: Why Do Women Have Abortions? Oct 29, 2014

In a recent blog post, we explored the ways that asking new questions of women facing unplanned pregnancy can better the conversation between local churches and their communities.

But what about...

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Can the Abortion Debate Really Change? Sep 26, 2014

“I’m beginning to wonder if things can really change,” a friend told me recently, “or if I can.”

This friend is in full-time ministry and has been walking with God...

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Changing the Conversation Aug 11, 2014

“Instead of asking, ‘What are you going to do?’ – that’s what everyone was asking me – she asked, ‘What do you need?’”

This comment from a...

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Tempted by Grace Jun 12, 2014

“If you put shame in a petri dish it needs three things to survive: secrecy, silence and judgment. If you put shame in that same petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t...

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What Kevin Durant Has to Do with Grace May 23, 2014

If you haven’t yet watched this two-minute clip of Kevin Durant’s acceptance speech after being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, you need to.

You had my brother when...

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