Category open mic

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” […]

Open Mic at UTSA (March 30, 2011) – Listen to the Discussion!

Below, I’ve posted the audio from the Open Mic session I facilitated (with some help from JFA Intern, Claire Rice) on March 30, 2011 at UTSA.  You can listen in to the discussion; then, join the discussion by posting your thoughts in the comments section.  (For more on my approach to Open Mic, see my […]

Open Mic from University of Nebraska

I’m hoping to post audio from JFA’s recent open mic session at University of Nebraska soon. Let me know in the comments section if you’re interested in hearing it.

Get to the Point! Abortion Conversations– At What Point Does the Unborn Gain Rights? from Evan Davis on Vimeo. I’ll be the first to admit that my performance in this clip could be snappier. In short, I rambled and didn’t let her talk. Consequently, I think things weren’t as productive for this pro-choice advocate as they could have […]

Common Ground on Sex and Sex Ed?

The following video, taken at ASU earlier this year, illustrates how difficult it is for people to find common ground on sex and sex ed (see question 19 in Common Ground Without Compromise). Abortion Conversations– Sex Education from Evan Davis on Vimeo. If you thought it was tough to agree on abortion, I think […]

Does Might Make Right? (Open Mic at ASU, Part V)

The ASU student in the following video likens the unborn to a vegetable and then argues that “might makes right” is part of nature’s system of balance. I wonder if the two are connected? Conversations– Does Might Make Right? from Evan Davis on Vimeo.

Dialogue Lab – Only One Question (Open Mic at ASU, part IV)

The following dialogue (4.5 minutes) begins with an ASU student making an interesting assertion: Pro-lifers should adopt all of the children who are born (if abortion is made illegal). As you watch, pause the video after this initial assertion and think of a question you can ask to help return the conversation to the question, […]

Dialogue Lab – Common Ground (Open Mic at ASU, part III)

Should Third-Trimester Abortions Remain Legal? from Life Media Resources on Vimeo. Step 1: Listen to the first thoughts from this student at ASU. Stop the video. Step 2: Think of a question you can ask to build common ground with the speaker. Write your ideas in the comments section. Step 3: Now listen to the […]

Dialogue Lab – You Participate! (Open Mic a ASU, part II)

Here’s another student opinion on the open mic on ASU. Listen to the initial comment, then stop the clip. Decide how you might respond if you were in my shoes. Tell us in the comments section. Then watch the rest of the clip and decide if my response helped or hindered progress in the dialogue. […]

Open Mic at ASU

Thousands of students walking by.  A microphone.  Speakers (both types).  And one great dialogue.   Evan Davis and the team at Harvest Media captured one of our open mic sessions last week at ASU.  They’re currently filming for an upcoming documentary, Silent Fall.   I’ll post a number of excerpts in my next few posts. […]