Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute Saving Some, Standing for All: A Defense of Pro-Life Incrementalism The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Apologetics in an Uncertain Age Life Training Institute The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture
Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Apologetics in an Uncertain Age Life Training Institute The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture
Greg talks about why he's a Christian, then he answers questions about the claim of LDS missionaries that Jesus was created by God the Father and whether abortion is okay when the mother's life is in danger. Topics: Commentary: When it comes to spiritual truths, you need to get reality right. (00:00) How should I respond to LDS missionaries' claim that John 20:17 indicates Jesus was created by God the Father? (21:00) How should I respond to someone who says abortion is okay when the mother's life is in danger? (45:00) Mentioned on the Show: Deity of Christ: Case Closed by Greg Koukl The Trinity: A Solution, Not a Problem Part 1 and Part 2 The Trinity Explains This (Red Pen Logic video) Reality Student Apologetics Conference – September 24–25 in Orange County, CA; October 15–16 in Seattle, WA; November 12–13 in Minneapolis, MN; February 25–26, 2022 in Dallas, TX; April 22–23, 2022 in Augusta, GA Related Links: The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture by Scott Klusendorf
Greg talks about five things to look for in a Christian college, then he answers questions about universalism, a “too high” view of Scripture, whether Jews and Christians worship the same God, your culpability if a friend uses something you made in pagan ceremonies, and when a fetus becomes a human being. Topics:Commentary: Five things to look for in a Christian college (00:00)Is it better to not exist ever or to exist and be condemned? (17:00)Is it possible to have too high a view of Scripture, where the human element is not considered at all? (28:00)Do Christians and Jews worship the same God? (33:00)Am I culpable if a friend of mine is using an axe I made for him in pagan ceremonies? (43:00)At what point is a fetus a human being and not just a clump of cells? (47:00)Is it a problem that the church our church is renting space from rejects biblical truth? (53:00)Mentioned on the Show: Live Not by Lies by Rod DreherDo Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? by Alan ShlemonThe Bible Doesn’t Say What He Thinks It Says – Red Pen Logic video about the beginning of human lifeRelated Links:Abortion Advocates Fail Biology Again by Tim Barnett (includes quotes from embryology textbook about the beginning of human life)The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture by Scott Klusendorf
Why is it so hard to acknowledge when our opponents get something right? Orto admit when we are wrong? Why do so few people see that BOTH this issue AND that issue can be right or wrong? Collin, Justin, and Kevin discuss these divisions that we experience on this episode. They also ask, “What is Christian Nationalism?” Listen to the end for the book recommendations and scroll down for the links. Life and Books and Everything is sponsored by Crossway, publisher of the ShortStudies in Biblical Theology Series, edited by Dane C. Ortlund and Miles V. Van Pelt. The Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series is designed to help readers see the whole Bible as a unified story culminating in Jesus Christ. In each volume, a trusted scholar traces an important topic through God’s word and explores its significance for the Christian life. For 30% off this series and all other books and Bibles at Crossway, sign up for a free Crossway+ account at crossway.org/LBE. Timestamps: The Best Person to Disagree With [0:00 – 1:46] Collin’s Jolly Holiday [1:46 – 4:17] A Brief Digression on Morally Problematic Television [4:17 – 7:34] Justin’s COVID Christmas [7:34 – 10:53] VidAngel & Cobra Kai [10:53 – 12:15] Kevin’s December Viewing [12:15 – 17:45] Both/And: Why is it so hard to see both sides of an issue? [17:45 – 25:54] Both/And: Should we even want this approach? [25:54 – 35:23] Whataboutism & Selective Policing [35:23 – 40:57] Christian Nationalism [40:57 – 56:16] Book Recommendations Featuring Pro-Life and MLK, Jr. Topics [56:16 – 1:08:25] Books and More Books: The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, by ScottKlusendorf Defending Life, by Francis J. Beckwith Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility, by George Yancey Letter from a Birmingham Jail, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times, by David S. Reynolds The Attributes of God: An Introduction, by Gerald Bray Forty Questions About the End Times, by Eckhard Schnabel The Bible and the Future, by Anthony A. Hoekema Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America,by Ismael Hernandez America in the King Years, by Taylor Branch Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, by Clarke D. Forsythe Concise Guide to Conservatism, by Russell Kirk The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, by Edward H. Bonekemper, III Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theologian, Confessional Presbyterian, by Danny E. Olinger Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day, by Jake Knapp and JohnZeratsky Heralds of the King: Christ-Centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. Clowney, edited by Dennis E. Johnson For Christ and the University: The Story of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ofthe USA - 1940-1990, by Keith Hunt, Gladys Hunt C. Stacey Woods and the Evangelical Rediscovery of the University, by A.Donald MacLeod Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture, by Christian Smith Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice, by Thaddeus J. Williams Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us, by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro R. C. Sproul: A Life, by Stephen J. Nichols
Is abortion ever a permissible act? In this episode we make the case that the unborn is a human person and that it is not permissible to kill innocent human beings. We cover tactics that you can use when discussing abortion with your pro-choice friends. We need to be prepared for arguments such as: “I believe in a woman’s right to choose”, “What about cases of rape or incest?”, “I do not believe that the unborn is a human person”. Proponents of the Pro-life movement must be equipped to intelligently answer these objections and help others to see that their arguments do not justify the killing of the most vulnerable people in our society. We hope to encourage and educate you with these pro-life apologetic arguments, in hopes that you will be an ambassador for those who have no choice or voice in the matter, the unborn. Jesus came that we might have life, and life abundantly. As people who have been given physical and spiritual life, we must champion and fight for the lives of others. Books Mentioned in this Episode: The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture by Scott Klusendorf https://amzn.to/32iMkr6 Precious Unborn Human Persons by Greg Koukl https://amzn.to/2GPjXJ1 Check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1ScpZNFou4QP1UY7qnBzg Make sure to join our Insiders Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/christculturecoffeeinsiders/
My wife Chelsea returns to Truthspresso to continue a series discussing abortion. We discuss what abortion advocates can miss from the pro-life movement: that we understand why people believe they need abortion. No one, including the pro-life movement, can discount the stressful and difficult situations many young people face as abortion is offered as a desperate and quick fix. Chelsea explains different pro-life ministries from sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics to conversational displays at colleges and high schools to crisis pregnancy centers. She shares two powerful examples of how she persuaded two young women on separate occasions not to abort their baby. We hope this episode encourages you to embrace strong pro-life convictions while showing the love of Christ. Chelsea holds a B.S. in Nursing from Regis University, a Masters in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College, and a post-Master's certificate in Certified Nurse Midwifery from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a pediatric nurse, has volunteered over eight years of work at crisis pregnancy centers in Colorado and Florida, and has delivered over 100 babies. Chelsea runs the website www.crmidwifery.com to offer her services. She is opening her own life-affirming clinic this year to serve women in the Denver Metro area. Sources referenced: Justice For All Scott Klusendorf Guttmacher Institute. "United States Abortion Demographics.” 2020. Klusendorf, S. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009. Klesendorf, S. Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively. Signal Hill, CA: Stand to Reason Press, 2002. Alcorn, R. Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2000. Alcorn, R. Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers. Revised, Updated Ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2012.
My wife Chelsea returns to Truthspresso to continue a series discussing abortion.We discuss what abortion advocates can miss from the pro-life movement: that we understand why people believe they need abortion. No one, including the pro-life movement, can discount the stressful and difficult situations many young people face as abortion is offered as a desperate and quick fix.Chelsea explains different pro-life ministries from sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics to conversational displays at colleges and high schools to crisis pregnancy centers. She shares two powerful examples of how she persuaded two young women on separate occasions not to abort their baby.We hope this episode encourages you to embrace strong pro-life convictions while showing the love of Christ.Chelsea holds a B.S. in Nursing from Regis University, a Masters in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College, and a post-Master's certificate in Certified Nurse Midwifery from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a pediatric nurse, has volunteered over eight years of work at crisis pregnancy centers in Colorado and Florida, and has delivered over 100 babies. Chelsea runs the website www.crmidwifery.com to offer her services. She is opening her own life-affirming clinic this year to serve women in the Denver Metro area. Sources referenced:Justice For AllScott KlusendorfGuttmacher Institute. "United States Abortion Demographics.” 2020.Klusendorf, S. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009.Klesendorf, S. Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively. Signal Hill, CA: Stand to Reason Press, 2002.Alcorn, R. Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2000.Alcorn, R. Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers. Revised, Updated Ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2012.
America Under House Arrest: Why the cure is now worse than the disease - An interview with Scott Klusendorf | The Mark Harrington Show | 4-23-20 America is rapidly approaching 1 million cases of COVID 19. Thus far, 47,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Just how much worse remains to be seen. There are too many unknowns. Some medical experts predict millions of deaths worldwide unless we continue to lockdown society and enforce strict social distancing for 12 to 18 months. Others say those projections are not only wrong, they are overstated “by orders of magnitude.” The problem is existing figures may not tell us to what extent COVID-19 causes death. Today, Mark interviews Scott Klusendorf, President of Life Training Institute about his recent article published in the Christian Research Journal entitled Covid-19 Do Pro-life Principles Require A Sustained Shut Down of the Economy? Who Decides? Read Scott’s article HERE: https://bit.ly/2RXuJzJ Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Council writes in the New York Times that pro-life Christians must abandon any consideration of the economy and remain sheltered-in-place as long as lives are at risk. “Each human life is more significant than a trillion-dollar gross national product. Stocks and bonds are important, yes, but human beings are created in the image of God.” Q: How should pro-life Christians respond to COVID-19? Here are a some of the other questions: Q: Are pro-life advocates who question a prolonged economic lockdown trading lives for profits, thus undermining their core principles? Or is this a false choice? Q: Do doctors have a corner on how we structure society in light of a pandemic, or do we need voices beyond the hard sciences? Do these experts have a trump card (pun intended)? Who decides? Q: Are protesters unqualified to address the economic shutdown? Q: What are the threats to human life with a continued economic shutdown? Suicide. Poverty. Gambling. Depression. Mental illness. Elective surgeries. Drug and alcohol abuse. Civil unrest? Scott travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. You can watch The Mark Harrington Show on Mark’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Mark’s show is also broadcast over Salem radio stations every Saturday in Detroit (WLQV), Columbus (WRFD), and Cleveland (WHKW). Facebook Personal - https://www.facebook.com/MarkCreatedEqual Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/TheMarkHarringtonShow/ Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kM_Q0sgCk9iVWAg8HNSFQ Twitter - https://twitter.com/mharringtonlive iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/activist-radio-mark-harrington/id827982678 Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ii2i6elyevshicbfmc5263zq2ga Website - https://markharrington.org Podbean - https://createdequal.podbean.com
In this episode we interview leading pro-life expert Jay Watts on the central issues surrounding the abortion debate. We also discuss our current political climate specifically with regard to the latest New York bill, Roe v. Wade, and the charge that evangelicals are too one-issue driven. Show Notes and Resources Merely Human Ministries - Jay Watts (https://merelyhumanministries.org) Life Training Institute (https://prolifetraining.com) The Case for Life (http://caseforlife.com) The Lazy Slander of the Pro-Life Cause (https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/01/2380/) Stand to Reason - Pro Life Crash Course (https://www.str.org/blog/pro-life-crash-course#.XE6KqhpOm-p) The SLED Test (http://www.sledtest.org/) The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture (https://www.amazon.com/Case-Life-Equipping-Christians-Culture/dp/1433503204) Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion (https://www.amazon.com/Defending-Life-Against-Abortion-Choice/dp/0521691354) Social Media Links Seth and Nirva's Website (http://sethandnirva.com) Seth and Nirva on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqnbFT37k3tz_86ZwIelNw) Seth and Nirva on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sethandnirva/) Seth and Nirva on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sethandnirva) Stephen Robles on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/stephenrobles/) Stephen Robles on Twitter (https://twitter.com/stephenrobles) Apologetics and Philosophy Resources Reasonable Faith (https://www.reasonablefaith.org) J.P. Moreland Website (http://www.jpmoreland.com) Ravi Zacharias Ministries (https://www.rzim.org) Stand To Reason (https://www.str.org) Impact 360 Institute (https://www.impact360institute.org) Science & Religion Reasonable Faith (https://www.reasonablefaith.org) Discovery Institute (https://www.discovery.org) John Lennox (http://www.johnlennox.org) Reasons To Believe (https://www.reasons.org) Answers In Genesis (https://answersingenesis.org) BioLogos (https://biologos.org) Politics and Culture Os Guiness (http://www.osguinness.com) Prager U (https://www.prageru.com) Discovery Institute (https://www.discovery.org) Wayne Grudem (http://www.waynegrudem.com/politics-according-to-the-bible/) Eric Metaxas (http://ericmetaxas.com) LGBTQ Joe Dallas (https://joedallas.com) Christopher Yuan (https://christopheryuan.com) Can You Be Gay and Christian? By Dr. Michael Brown (https://askdrbrown.myshopify.com/collections/books-1/products/can-you-be-gay-and-christian-responding-with-love-and-truth-to-questions-about-homosexuality) Outlasting The Gay Revolution By Dr. Michael Brown (https://askdrbrown.myshopify.com/collections/books-1/products/outlasting-the-gay-revolution) Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill (https://www.amazon.com/Washed-Waiting-Reflections-Faithfulness-Homosexuality/dp/0310534194/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EJVGF8TVDZ8QYSYGBM67) Special Guest: Jay Watts.
Clinton and Nathan hosted a Facebook Live interview with Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute and author of Pro-Life 101: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively, Stand for Life: Answering the Call, Making the Case, Saving Lives (with John Ensor), and The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture.