Category Common Ground (the book)

Can Ten Seconds Change Minds?

It all started at 1:40 AM at a stoplight on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, California.  My July newsletter tells what happened there and how one good thing that came of it was a sound bite that is still making an impact on how people think about abortion 13 years later.  The short letter, Ten […]

Human or Statistic? Do we know what percentage of Down syndrome kids are killed by abortion?

How many children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb are subsequently killed by abortion?  (This is usually called a “termination rate.”) J.L. Natoli and colleagues published in 2012 the best estimate available on this question.  It’s a systematic literature review, rather than a study with original data.  [J.L. Natoli, et. al. Prenatal diagnosis of Down […]

A Job for…Common Ground Man

My March letter tells the true story of a pro-life woman, a pro-choice woman, a bitter argument, and … Common Ground Man. Here’s a short excerpt: This dear pro-life woman had crystal clarity about the unborn and abortion, so I surely did not want to discourage her.  I wanted her to feel affirmed, but I also […]

Seeking “Justice For All” by Ministering to Outsiders

I delivered the sermon to both Sunday services at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona earlier this month.  Approximately 1700 heard the message.  In a section describing Biblical reasons for showing respect to both the unborn and to pro-choice advocates, I said essentially this: Think about it. I can defend the unborn with such anger […]

Abortion at the Gas Pump (w/Links to Extras)

What takes the most courage regarding discussing abortion?  Perhaps you resonate with this: The hardest part of the conversation, the beginning, was behind me.  Even if Alex’s response had been the opposite, that “abortion is a woman’s choice,” I would have already landed myself squarely in the middle of the abortion conversation. This is an […]

Feet Work Changed My Life (w/ Links)

Do you remember your first JFA outreach event, or the first time you purposefully set out to start conversations in hopes of changing hearts and minds about abortion?  For me, that first day was in June 2002.  Read in my July 2014 newsletter, Feet Work Changed My Life, which describes how that day and the […]

Favorites: Yes = No

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite newsletters from the past few years in this space.  If you’re new to my blog or my work with JFA, I think these letters will give you a snapshot of my work.  I hope you enjoy them.  Here’s the first one: In […]