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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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The Possibilities of Grace Apr 25, 2014

I recently heard Condoleezza Rice speak at a University event. Even though she grew up as an African-American girl in segregated Alabama, her parents had the audacity to tell her that one day, she...

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What a Two Dollar Train Fare Taught Me about Grace Mar 24, 2014

As I approached the train station, a man waved me down. He wanted to know if he could give me two dollars for the train fare so I could swipe my card and let him through the gates, otherwise he...

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Does it Matter if Someone "Deserves" Grace? Feb 26, 2014

Our staff heard a beautiful story last week about members from a local church blessing Lisa, a young single mom from the ProGrace program. They gave her quite a lavish gift, paying several bills...

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My Dream for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan 20, 2014

Every January, churches across America observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, usually on the weekends surrounding the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And every January I am unsettled by most of the...

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The ProGrace Movement Has Begun Jan 02, 2014

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Start this new year with a new way of thinking. What does it mean to be “ProGrace”?

It means aligning with God’s response to unplanned pregnancy by extending grace, in order...

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What Do We Have In Common With Mary & Joseph? Dec 11, 2013

The short answer is: the need for Grace.

This Advent, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it must have felt like for Mary and Joseph to suddenly find themselves in an unexpected—and...

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