I’m looking forward to sharing the vision of Equal Rights Institute at the Fresno County & City Republican Women Luncheon, as well as why I think pro-life advocates should cultivate friendships with pro-choice people.

Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Event: Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated (FCCRWF) Christmas Luncheon
Topic: Equal Rights Institute & Relational Apologetics
Sponsor: Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated (FCCRWF)
Sharon Gerardi: 559-292-5414
Venue: Ramada Inn University
559-224-4040
Location: 324 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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I’m very much looking forward to speaking at Iowa Right to Life’s March for Life as well as their conference to follow that afternoon. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol.

Date: January 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Event: Iowa Midwest March for Life
Topic: Creating Dialogue
Sponsor: Iowa Right to Life
877-595-9406
Venue: Iowa State Capitol West Steps
Location: 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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Quick update

It has been a very long time since I posted. I try to post once a week, and I haven’t kept that up for the last two months due to a very busy speaking schedule and the need to fundraise enough for us to live on through the end of the year. Now that that is done, we’re about to get back to a regular publishing schedule, including posts from Equal Rights Institute Training Director Timothy Brahm and guest posts from my formerly pro-choice friend Deanna Unyk. Thanks for your patience!

I’m honored to be doing a lecture for Biola’s Torrey Honors Institute.

I will speak on how to dialogue about one of the most heated issues of our time without damaging your relationships. I will speak on understanding the most challenging pro-choice argument, and then offer the most powerful pro-life responses to it.

Date: September 29, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Event: Torrey Honors Institute Lecture
Topic: How to Address the Hardest Pro-Choice Argument with Grace and Truth
Venue: Biola University - Bardwell 112
Location: La Mirada, CA
Public: Private

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We’re so excited to be doing two seminars at Biola University this weekend. This is the second seminar, on Saturday morning.

Will include a break for lunch. Pizza, veggies and drinks provided.

Will include an outreach component on  Monday Sept. 29th and Tuesday Sept. 30th.

Space is limited to thirty attendees, so if you would like to attend, please email Gabi Vehrs. The Sanctity of Life Club is asking for an entrance fee of $10 (to cover the cost of food, as well as the Brahms’ travel expenses), but there are scholarships available if you want to attend but are hindered because of money. Please email Gabi Vehrs to talk about scholarships. Go to this link to save your place at the seminar.

Campus map: http://now.biola.edu/campus-maps/

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Event: Equal Rights Institute Abortion Dialogue Seminar
Sponsor: Biola Sanctity of Life Club
Venue: Biola University - BUS 109
Location: 13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

We’re so excited to be doing two seminars at Biola University this weekend. This is the first seminar, on Friday afternoon.

Will include a break for dinner. Pizza, veggies and drinks provided.

Will include an outreach component on  Monday Sept. 29th and Tuesday Sept. 30th.

Space is limited to thirty attendees, so if you would like to attend, please email Gabi Vehrs. The Sanctity of Life Club is asking for an entrance fee of $10 (to cover the cost of food, as well as the Brahms’ travel expenses), but there are scholarships available if you want to attend but are hindered because of money. Please email Gabi Vehrs to talk about scholarships. Go to this link to save your place at the seminar.

Campus map: http://now.biola.edu/campus-maps/

Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Event: Equal Rights Institute Abortion Dialogue Seminar
Sponsor: Biola Sanctity of Life Club
Venue: Biola University - Talbot East - Andrews Banquet Room
Location: 13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

“The Antidote for Pro-Life Weirdness”
by Houston Baptist University

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The City
9/22/14

Sitting in on Houston Baptist University‘s podcast was one of the highlights of this year. So grateful for the opportunity to discuss effective pro-life dialogue techniques with Dr. John Mark Reynolds and Cate MacDonald.

Download the podcast here, and subscribe to it while you’re at it. I’ve listened to about half of their archive in the last few weeks.

Questions:

  1. What do you mean when you say pro-lifers shouldn’t label others?
  2. Should we call anybody “pro abortion?”
  3. What would you call a pro-abortion person or abortionist to their face?
  4. What should pro-lifers be doing in dialogue?
  5. Why should we have dialogue with abortionists? Aren’t they completely wicked?
  6. Does loving our enemies mean we need to be wimpy?
  7. Isn’t this issue more urgent? Babies are dying and you’re sitting around engaging in dialogue?
  8. How are some pro-lifers weird and ineffectual?
  9. Should we start our conversations on the things we have in common?
  10. How many people do you meet on both sides who don’t base their opinions on arguments but on personal experiences?
  11. Do you see a lot of emotion in the pro-life cause that is functional, as opposed to dysfunctional?
  12. Who’s the best pro-life spokesperson from whom you’ve never gotten a check?
  13. Is this conversation so degenerate that the smart people on both sides aren’t given a chance to explain their views without using soundbites?
  14. What is a more complicated thing you would say if a radio show let you explain it without interruption?

I’m also excited to be speaking at SFLA’s National West Conference again! I will be complimenting Stephanie Gray’s speech on pro-life apologetics with a speech on practical dialogue tips.

Other speakers include Kristan Hawkins, Abby Johnson, David Bereit, Shawn Carney, Troy Newman, and Jason Jones.

Date: January 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Event: Illuminate - Students for Life of America's 2015 West Coast National Conference
Topic: Creating Dialogue
Sponsor: Students for Life of America
571-379-7261
Venue: The Cathedral Event Center
(415) 567-2020
Location: 1111 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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So excited to be speaking at SFLA’s National East Conference! I will be complimenting Stephanie Gray’s speech on pro-life apologetics with a speech on practical dialogue tips.

Other speakers include Kristan Hawkins, Abby Johnson, David Bereit, Shawn Carney, Troy Newman, and Jason Jones.

Date: January 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Event: Illuminate - Students for Life of America's 2015 East Coast National Conference
Topic: Creating Dialogue
Sponsor: Students for Life of America
571-379-7261
Venue: First Baptist of Glenarden
(301) 773-3600
Location: 600 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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I’m very much looking forward to speaking for the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia! I will be talking about the Equal Rights Argument and why I think pro-life advocates should become friends with pro-choice people.

Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 06:00-09:30 p.m.
Event: The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia 30th Anniversary Candlelight Banquet
Topic: The Most Undervalued Argument in the Pro-Life Movement
Sponsor: The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia
(434) 979-4516
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville
(434) 973-2121
Location: 990 Hilton Heights Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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