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New Conversations About Abortion: The ProGrace Podcast.

New Conversations About Abortion: The ProGrace Podcast.

Hosted by: ProGrace

Angie Weszely and Denise Stein are having new conversations about abortion, and they hope you will join them on this journey! As co-founders of ProGrace, they are equipping Christians with a new way to think, talk and...


#1 - Angie & Denise on why they want to have new conversations about abortion

Season #1 Episode #1

We talk about how we stumbled into the pro-life/pro-choice debate, were a bit shocked, made a lot of mistakes and eventually landed in a place of wanting to have new conversations. Our journey has been impacted by our...
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#2 - Skye Jethani asks if overturning Roe v. Wade should be top priority for Christians

Season #1 Episode #2

We always appreciate Skye's ability to blend cultural and theological insight to address current issues - and he did not disappoint in this podcast! Drawing on Skye's knowledge of history, we talk about how outlawing...
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# 3 - Katelyn Beaty on how Christians can value the woman as much as the child

Season #1 Episode #3

Katelyn Beaty is a writer, a book author and an editor at Brazos Press. We met several years ago when she was the managing editor at Christianity Today (youngest and first female to have that position!). Katelyn...
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#4 - Scott Mehl and Talitha Phillips on how removing political language breaks the silence and increases compassion

Season #1 Episode #4

Talitha Phillips is CEO of Claris Health LA (an organization that equips and cares for individuals and families before, during and after pregnancy or sexual-health choices), and Scott Mehl is Lead Pastor of...
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# 5 - Chris Whitford on the real human need revealed by the New York abortion law, and how Christians can respond

Season #1 Episode #5

Chris is the CEO of Avail, an organization supporting women facing unintended pregnancy in New York City. We talk about her reaction to the abortion law passed in New York, and what it tells us about real human needs...
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#6 - Tyler Johnson and Dennae Pierre on humanizing the abortion issue in our churches

Season #1 Episode #6

Dennae is Executive Director of Surge Network, Tyler is Lead Pastor of Redemption AZ, and they partner together to help pastors lead healthy churches.Ā  We talk about why they want to have a new conversation in Arizona...
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# 7 - Our journey with Laura McAlpine shows that if we can find common ground, anyone can!

Season #1 Episode #7

Laura is Principal of McAlpine Consulting for Growth in Chicago. We met her 8 years ago, when we were leading a Christian pregnancy organization. We quickly found out she was strongly pro-choice, disagreed with the...
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#8 - Breaking down stereotypes so pro-life and pro-choice people can talk to each other (a 2nd conversation with Laura McAlpine)

Season #1 Episode #8

This is the second part of our conversation with Laura McAlpine, where we talk about how we can shatter the pro-life and pro-choice stereotypes that keep us from talking to people who have differing views on...
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#9 - Lacey Mason on how understanding a pregnant woman's reality changes our abortion conversations

Season #1 Episode #9

Lacey Mason is a qualitative researcher and strategic consultant. She has conducted 6 research projects with women facing unintended pregnancy, even though she initially dreaded diving into the topic because of the...
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#10 - Brian Kruckenberg & JJ Spreitzer on their journey to have new conversations at New City Church

Season #1 Episode #10

Brian Kruckenberg is Lead Pastor and JJ Spreitzer is Family Ministries Director at New City Church in Phoenix. They are on a journey of asking questions, listening, helping their congregation process the abortion...
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#11 - Talking about sexuality so we can talk about abortion

Season #1 Episode #11

Dr. Juli Slattery is founder of Authentic IntimacyĀ and host of the Java with Juli podcast. Angie asks her the tough questions around why we are mostly silent on sexuality in the church - until a woman faces an...
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Bonus episode - Dr. Juli Slattery interviews Angie on recent abortion laws and the movie "Unplanned"

Season #1 Episode #12

Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy and host of the Java with Juli podcast, interviews Angie on current events. We talk about the recent abortion laws, both pro-life and pro-choice, wrestling through how...
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