When Men Address Abortion

Trevin Wax’s timely and poignant article “10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media” struck some nerve with you, our readers. You have viewed it nearly 114,000 times and recommended the article on Facebook more than 18,000 times. We trust the article has sparked thousands of necessary if sensitive discussions about our culture’s inacceptable acceptance of abortion.

We’re extending that conversation by posing follow-up questions to Jennifer Marshall, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation. In our new podcast, Going Deeper with TGC, host Mark Mellinger and I ask Marshall about how men should speak about abortion in light of recent attention-grabbing comments on abortion and rape by men running for the U.S. Senate. We also ask her, an expert on public policy, to explain the facts all Christians need to know about the HHS mandate under Obamacare that has provoked lawsuits from Wheaton College, Tyndale House Publishers, and many others. These questions come in a broader context of discussing the first principles that motivate and guide Christian political engagement. After you listen to the interview, be sure to check out her helpful article on this subject, “The Christian Calling to Citizenship,” published last week by TGC.

As always, Going Deeper with TGC features an interview by Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project with one of the curriculum writers. This week Wax talks with George Robinson, assistant professor of missions and evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, about the challenges of postmodernism and the relationship between God’s goodness and Scripture’s truthfulness.

Stay tuned to the end of the podcast, which runs a little longer than 30 minutes to fit your listening schedule while working out or driving to work, to hear Mark and me talk about what’s in store for next week’s post-election edition. We also preview a couple two-part series coming soon to the site. You’ll learn more about how we’re planning to address the contentious issues of ministry to immigrants and examine the legacy of Thomas Aquinas.

You can stream the podcast below, download the mp3, or subscribe to Going Deeper with TGC on iTunes.

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Going Deeper with TGC, 10-31, with Jennifer Marshall

  • Akash Charles

    Making abortion legal is not going to end abortion, the rate may fall for a short while but overtime will rise due to illegal abortions.

    The best way is to ensure those men are held responsible and provide for their wife/person they got pregnant.

    Everyone blames women so much, but many times they abort because of financial insecurity or not husband to raise the child with and shame as well as the man leaves immediately.

    Ironically the supposed political party of women’s rights hates the idea of making men responsible for their families and to their wives and are more interested in short term solutions for women.

    I dislike people who say men should not talk about abortion.My response to them is your father should not be providing you food and clothes!

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