COURSE PODCAST CLIP: Relational Apologetics – Part 2

Every other Wednesday we publish a new episode of the Equipped for Life Podcast, available to everyone who purchases our course, “Equipped for Life: A Fresh Approach to Conversations about Abortion.” Generally, these podcast episodes won’t be available to the general public, but we plan on releasing short clips from the episodes every Thursday, to give you a sense of what these podcasts are like.

In this episode of the Equipped for Life Course Podcast, Tim, Rachel, and I continue the conversation on relational apologetics. We explain why to use relational apologetics and give 12 practical tips.

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In this clip, Rachel discusses why we should share the pro-life vision for the world and why we should talk about more than just debating the issues with friends.

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PODCAST: Planned Parenthood’s Absurd Position on HIV Disclosure

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This piece is an unofficial part 3 to the pieces about my conversation with Brent. Those articles ended up touching on the important issue of the role of the right to sex in the argument for abortion. When I came upon an article about Planned Parenthood’s view on whether or not someone has an obligation to disclose HIV to a sexual partner, I saw the connection and thought it was worth pointing out.

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On Virtue-Signaling

I regularly hear people complain about Virtue-Signaling, but I haven’t yet found a balanced attempt to clarify what it is and what it isn’t. Mostly I’ve noticed that people are quick to accuse people outside of their own political tribes of doing it. Without any definitions, how is a fair-minded person to distinguish between appropriate critiques and partisan smears?

Another problem is that I’ve long felt that some virtue-signaling is not actually morally objectionable, but I never see people make distinctions to allow for that. It’s just an accusation, and an inherently irrefutable one at that. I’d like to offer some distinctions between types of Virtue-Signaling with the hope that people will be able to distinguish the objectionable types from the acceptable types. I’ll close with suggestions about how and when to accuse someone of Virtue-Signaling, all with the desired end of helping dialogue to be more productive between parties that disagree.

What is Virtue-Signaling?

Virtue-Signaling is always referred to in a negative way, but given that the term itself is etymologically neutral, my recommended definition is intentionally neutral in order to minimize confusion:

virtue signal
noun

  1. to give an indication that you have a particular virtue (usually, though not necessarily, through a statement).

COURSE PODCAST CLIP: Relational Apologetics – Part 1

Every other Wednesday we publish a new episode of the Equipped for Life Podcast, available to everyone who purchases our course, “Equipped for Life: A Fresh Approach to Conversations about Abortion.” Generally, these podcast episodes won’t be available to the general public, but we plan on releasing short clips from the episodes every Thursday, to give you a sense of what these podcasts are like.

In this episode of the Equipped for Life Course Podcast, Tim, Rachel, and I discuss our experiences with relational apologetics.

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In this clip from the full episode, you’ll hear some conversation about my early experiences and how I came to value relational apologetics.

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PODCAST: Why I Called the Police at the Abortion Facility Last Month

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Unfortunately, there may be a time when threats or acts of violence against you become a reality while sidewalk counseling. It is important to know how to handle such a situation, and, in particular, when and how to involve the police.

Jacob shares about a pretty scary situation that happened to him at an abortion facility, what he did, and why. He follows up with eight practical takeaways.

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