PODCAST: Live Q&A at Stonebridge Church (1 of 2)

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I spoke at Stonebridge Church in Charlotte last month after they finished going through the Equipped for Life Course, to offer some practical tips on relational apologetics and take their questions. This is the audio from the Q&A portion of that event.

I’ll list the topics below in case you want to jump around:

  • 4:50: “One of the things this course doesn’t cover is the origins of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger. Is that done purposefully, that you don’t alert pro-choice advocates about the underpinning theological basis of their position?”
  • 8:44: “There also aren’t a lot of biblical references in your course. Again, purposeful?”
  • 15:37: “You talked a lot today about meeting with Mormons. Is your intentionality there to talk about the truth of Christianity instead of having pro-life conversations?”
  • 19:37: “How many pro-choice people have seen the [Center for Medical Progress] videos, or know what abortion is?”
  • 21:53: “A friend of mine and I were talking about contraception and Plan B and some of those things, and they agreed that the Bible prohibits the shedding of innocent blood, but their standpoint was that human life doesn’t begin until implantation when the blood actually flows. So that was their defense of contraceptives. How do you respond to that?”
  • 25:58: “That ‘reacting to stimuli’ thing, how do you prove that or explain that?”
  • 27:56: “I almost hate to ask this question because I’ve got enough excuses not to do anything. Sometimes I feel like a class like this is like when you go to the county fair and a guy selling pennywhistles can play the Hallelujah chorus, and then you bring it home and can’t play it at all. What is your sense of, do you just turn us loose on the masses and then risk us making pro-life people look dumb. What is your sense of that?”

Related Links:

  • Click here to listen to my Planned Parenthood Unveiled speech and Q&A sessions.
  • Click here to read the LDS webpage on abortion.
  • Click here to buy Embryo: A Defense of Human Life by Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen.
  • Click here to read Dr. Maureen Condic’s whitepaper, When Does Human Life Begin: A Scientific Perspective
  • Click here to learn more about the Equipped for Life Course.

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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 has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. A sought-after speaker, Josh has spoken for more than 23,000 people in six countries and in 22 of the 50 states.

Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.

He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta.

Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement. “Some pro-choice people will not change their mind after one conversation on a college campus. Some of them will only change their mind after dozens of conversations with a person they trust in the context of friendship.”

Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the Equipped for Life Podcast. He’s also written dozens of articles for LifeNews.com and the ERI blog.

He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved.

Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for 15 years. They have three sons, Noah, William, and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Bereit, the National Director of 40 Days for Life, sums up Josh’s expertise this way: “Josh Brahm is one of the brightest, most articulate, and innovative people in the pro-life movement. His cutting-edge work is helping people think more clearly, communicate more effectively, and — most importantly — be better ambassadors for Christ. I wholeheartedly endorse Josh’s work, and I encourage you to join me in following Josh and getting involved in his work today!”

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