How are forward-thinking followers of Christ to tackle the subject of abortion? Should we take a specific stance in accordance with our passion for human rights? If so, how do we take a position that genuinely humanizes all parties who are being affected by our culture’s debates on this topic?
The following are a few resources I have found especially helpful in shaping my own perspective on this issue. Through them I have been encouraged to yes, seek to be “pro-life,” but in the process to make sure that I am not merely “anti-abortion.” Further, I have learned to see some of the serious errors made in accepting the assumptions we have to hold when we are sympathetic to keeping abortion legal.
I pray that you will consider all of this information, as I believe progress in the fight for social justice is greatly determined by the decisions our generation makes to support pregnant women and their preborn offspring.
- First, listen to this talk at Google by human rights advocate Stephanie Gray. She gives a lot of great reasoning and logic for how to sort through this controversy and come to clear conclusions.
- Second, this recent article from Relevant gave an excellent, very respectful approach to the debate, encouraging both empathy for those with unwanted pregnancies and a respect for Scripture’s counsel.
Reflections on My Conversation With an Abortion Provider
- Lastly, this piece in Christianity Today helps one see why this cause is so central and prioritized in our mission of fighting for the underprivileged in our society.
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’: Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.
Altogether, I believe these thought-leaders’ contributions to this discussion can help us form a more sincerely compassionate and firm stance on the side of all humanity.
A great deal of what I like to post on this site is media content from other providers whose work I found impressive or helpful. I consume so much media on a regular basis, and I love to share the highlights of what I am finding. I don’t feel like an article or podcast or video is fully appreciated until it is shared. And, for one reason or another, I don’t want to post it all on my social media accounts.
That said, I’ve decided I will occasionally make a single post sharing some of the best media content I have read, watched or listened to lately. Some content might still deserve a review in its own post in order to highlight it, but that will be on special occasions.
Feel free to check these “Media Digests” out for great places to turn for thoughtful, edifying material to study or entertain your mind with!
So far this week…
A friend introduced me to this YouTube channel featuring a pastor named Bruxley Cavey. I was really impressed with him in these two episodes on the topic of “Hell.” Bruxley reexamines what Scripture has to say about how we define Hell, and he gives a very well-argued case against believing in eternal conscious torment.
I feel like Bruxley brought a lot of knowledge to the table concerning this topic that I had never considered before….
- “The Dr. King You Never Knew”
Attorney Breanne Palmer wrote a great article in honor of Dr. King that was published on Relevant Magazine’s website. The article brings a good reminder that, though we do seek pure and peaceful means for societal transformation, this does not mean we run from being seen as a “trouble maker.” King, a model reformer, was very confrontational in his pursuit for justice. This is what is required to really follow through on what we have conviction about.