Brittany Maynard Didn’t Commit Suicide (What We Can Learn From 9-11′s “Falling Man”)

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This article also featured at: … The past few days have been filled with news that terminally ill 29-year-old, Brittany Maynard, has ended her life with medication prescribed by her physician. She did so under legal physician assisted suicide provisions in the state of Oregon. Had Maynard not taken the medication, she would not have [Read More...]

Suicide Prevention: It’s Time For The Church To Get Serious

I wear a lot of labels in life– or perhaps from a different vantage point, I could say that people call me a lot of things. Whatever these labels I wear, whatever these words assigned to me, there is one label among them which I hate with every fiber of my being: suicide survivor. I [Read More...]

The Hobby Lobby Fallout Is A Disaster For The Truly “Pro-Life”

I’ve always considered myself “pro-life” though I have distanced myself from the modern pro-life movement as I disagree with the goals (abolition instead of actual reduction) and because it’s not actually “pro-life” in any holistic sense; it’s simply pro-gun, pro-war, and pro-birth. Most of those still culturally entrenched in the modern pro-birth movement have hailed [Read More...]

What Both Sides Completely Miss In The Abortion Discussion

If we want to make any headway on this, we’re going to need to have a new discussion entirely– one that fully humanizes all life, and one that radically values the life of the unborn as well as the life of the post-born. Anything short of this new discussion of what it looks like to value life at all stages, will leave us spinning our wheels like the last generation has done.

I believe this next generation can do better.

I believe they’re ready for a new discussion.

And I believe that together, we can find a third way to approach this. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty

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Now is the time to begin teaching people that following Jesus means we must oppose the death penalty. Here are 5 reasons why: [Read more...]

Who We Are For, or What Are We Against… how do we want to be remembered?

This past Friday, the House of Representatives voted to repeal/alter the Affordable Care act for the 40th time. While I am not an apologist for Obamacare, my Christian values lead me to be an outspoken supporter for the poor and oppressed, which means that I desperately want to see Obamacare implemented. Do I think it [Read More...]

Did You Miss the HuffPost Interview? You can watch it here!

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Earlier this week, I was honored to accept an invitation from Huffington Post Live to appear on the program to talk about hypocrisy among pro-life lawmakers, and my article “10 Things You Can’t Do and Still Call Yourself Pro-Life”. My hope was to continue to provoke a national discussion on what it really might look [Read More...]

Why caring for the environment should have made the 10 “pro-life” ethics list

In the past few days I have been deeply overwhelmed with the response I have received to my previous article “10 things you can’t do and still call yourself pro-life“. I have long wanted to spark a discussion in Christian circles as to what a holistic pro-life ethic should look like, and never imagined that [Read More...]


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