Top 5 Posts of 2013

Yup, it’s that time of year where every blog does “top X posts of 2013,” so without further ado, here are the most visited articles I’ve published since starting this blog in July.

I created this list using the Google Analytics for my own site, instead of complicating the process by incorporating stats from, where most of my articles are republished.

#5: Can you explain why you’re pro-life in a 30-second sound bite?

A politician asked me for a sound bite, so I combined Steve Wagner’s 10-second pro-life apologist and the Equal Rights Argument to create a summary of the pro-life position. I almost didn’t publish this because it’s so short and not terribly original, but lots of people found it practically beneficial.

#4: You should know how to disagree well

A discussion of Paul Graham’s famous “disagreement hierarchy” and the mistake I see pro-life and pro-choice people make the most often as well as how to avoid it.

#3: Atheist Ira Glass is not annoyed by relational evangelism

One of my personal favorite posts of the year and a story that I tell in every speech about relational evangelism. This post also inadvertently got me connected with Jim Henderson who then introduced me to Dale and Jonalyn Fincher, two kindred spirits who I quickly formed a strong friendship with.

#2: Penn Jillette on loving the people he disagrees with

I probably owe the view count on this article to the fact that Penn Jillette tweeted it, but I still enjoyed writing this piece about a famous video Penn made about evangelism as well as a less-known statement Penn made about loving the people he disagrees with on his podcast.

#1: The most undervalued argument in the prolife movement

Frankly, it wasn’t even statistically close. This article about a philosophical argument that I’ve found to be incredibly helpful in the field went viral. I’m still planning on follow-up posts responding to common pro-choice counter-arguments, but I’m taking the time to make sure I do it right, and there are a few possible directions I could take. Stay tuned for more work developing this argument and stories of using it on campus in 2014.

That’s the list! Thanks again for following my blog in its first year, and I’m truly humbled by the gracious feedback I’ve received from most of you.

For the rest of you, I’m looking forward to more open-minded dialogue about the philosophical issues surrounding abortion in the months to come. :)

Merry Christmas!

Brahm Christmas 2013


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 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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