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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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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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