Category Common Ground (the book)

The Heart of Common Ground

Jordan Newhouse beautifully captures the heart of common ground in this poem.

Trent Horn, Open Mic, and Common Ground

Trent Horn, past JFA staff and now the Respect Life Coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, creates dialogue on the open mic at CBR’s GAP Exhibit at NAU in the fall of 2011. Good work, Trent! [Note on the video: Although I appreciate the attempt by the video producer to “narrate the debate” […]

35% of "Pro-Lifers" Say Abortion Should Be Legal?

I’ve posted twice already on the new Gallup abortion poll numbers: Gallup Focuses on Common Ground 71% Say Abortion Should NOT Be Legal… Here’s another thought.  Look at Gallup’s summary of the data (see the second table here): David Lee brought one of the numbers to my attention: 35% of self-proclaimed pro-lifers believe abortion should […]

71% Say Abortion Should NOT Be Legal…

…in the second trimester, according to Gallup’s 2011 poll.  (See Page 11, Question 21.) (68% said abortion should be illegal in the second trimester in Gallup’s 2003 poll). 86% say abortion should not be legal in the third trimester (compared to 84% in Gallup’s 2003 poll). Gallup also found some interesting common ground on certain reasons for […]

Gallup Focuses on Common Ground

Last week, Gallup released the data from a new poll on abortion.  Here’s their summary.  Thankfully, they focused on specific reasons for abortion and/or specific times when abortions are performed.  And, predictably, this polling approach revealed a great deal of common ground. I say, predictably, because this is what Gallup has found in the past […]

Early Embryonic Humans Can Correct Their Own Genetic Anomalies?

Although it appears these researchers from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology are attempting to refine pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (a practice that is little more than a way to separate out a class of disabled humans so they can be killed before implantation into their mothers’ wombs), the finding that the embryo has […]

Francis Scheffer on a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Apologetics

As we turn to consider in more detail how we may speak to men of the twentieth century, we must emphasize first of all that we cannot apply mechanical rules. We, of all people, should realize this, for as Christians we believe that personality really does exist and is important. We can lay down some […]