PODCAST: Q&A Session with Rock for Life Activists – Part 2

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Two months ago I spent about four hours in two sessions answering questions from Rock for Life activists before their outreach tour this summer. This is the audio from the second of those two sessions. Click here for the audio from the first session.

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

  • 0:52: “Can you clarify about the use of the word ‘humanness’ in the Equal Rights Argument?”
  • 9:32: I recommend asking Christian pro-life people how they would explain their pro-life views to a non-Christian.
  • 13:44: “How do you approach this issue with Christians who very well might be post-abortive?”
  • 18:52: Discussion about why pro-choice people would grieve miscarriages and that they can often find more comfort opening up to pro-life people about that than some pro-choice activists.
  • 27:51: “How do you be open-minded, yet never sway from your opinions?”
  • 40:13: “What are your thoughts on the difference between confidence and faith?”
  • 47:12: “How should we think about birth control?”
  • 1:04:12: “How should we handle pro-life activists who think differently than we do about how we ought to behave around pro-choice people?”
  • 1:26:41: “What would be one suggestion for us as far as what arguments or topics to avoid given that we’re going to be speaking to a diverse group of people that we don’t want to needlessly offend more than necessary?”

Related Links:

  • Click here for the “6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions” piece.
  • Click here for Jacob’s piece, From ‘I Don’t Want to Talk About Religion’ to ‘I Will Pray Tonight’

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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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