INTERVIEW: How To Start Pro-Life Conversations the Right Way

Pastor Dan Burrell from Life Fellowship Church invited ERI President Josh Brahm to be interviewed for a four-episode series on pro-life dialogue for their podcast, LifeTalks. This is the first episode in that series, where they discuss ERI’s dialogue style and how it contrasts with the way many pro-life advocates talk about abortion.

Questions:

  • 2:20: What made you decide to try a different approach to this issue than many had before?
  • 7:03: What arguments and dialogue techniques do not work? What is it that we often do that doesn’t change minds?
  • 10:06: What works more frequently than some of the other things?
  • 14:45: How do you get into these conversations?
  • 16:50: I hear a lot of questions in your approach. People often start with declarative statements. Why do questions work better?
  • 18:41: People on both sides of this issue tend to talk about extreme cases like rape or sex-selection abortions. How do we keep the conversation focused on core principles?

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Josh Brahm is the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization that trains pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

Josh uses speaking, writing and campus outreach to emphasize practical dialogue tips, pro-life philosophy, and relational apologetics.

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