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The discussion podcast of Equal Rights Institute, a national organization that trains pro-life advocates think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively. If you’re looking for clear pro-life thinking, cutting-edge apologetics, and a fresh approach to abortion dialogue, you’ve come to the right place.

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The discussion podcast of Equal Rights Institute, a national organization that trains pro-life advocates think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively. If you’re looking for clear pro-life thinking, cutting-edge apologetics, and a fresh approach to abortion dialogue, you’ve come to the right place.

    Intellectual Honesty, Transparency, and Observations about the Pro-Life Movement (with Apologist Dr. Randal Rauser)

    Intellectual Honesty, Transparency, and Observations about the Pro-Life Movement (with Apologist Dr. Randal Rauser)

    Josh's favorite Christian apologist, Dr. Randal Rauser, joins the show. Randal describes himself as "progressively Evangelical and generously Orthodox." Josh asks him about open-mindedness, his observations about the pro-life movement, when it's appropriate to call leaders out publicly, and the difference between an "agitation apologetics model" and an "agreement apologetics model."
    While Josh doesn't agree with everything Rauser believes, that's not the point, and this isn't a debate episode. Josh found this to be a good opportunity to listen to the views of a very careful thinker in spite of the fact that they don't agree on everything within the abortion debate.
    Related Links:
    Randal Rauser's website:
    https://RandalRauser.com
    Randal's YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@Randal_Rauser
    Randal interviews Josh about the state of the abortion debate:
    https://youtu.be/zRQuuTh8YxI
    Randal debates Trent Horn on abortion:
    https://youtu.be/TCK_Pu4lf8A
    Randal's book, "Jesus Loves Canaanites"
    https://randalrauser.com/book/jesus-loves-canaanites
    ERI Blog: "Abortion Images: A Case for Disagreement without Division"
    http://bit.ly/2uJWRcI
    Equal Rights Institute Website: 
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog: 
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equipped for Life Course: 
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Chapters:
    00:00: Introduction and thoughts on intellectual honesty 07:33: On trying to convince people to be open-minded 11:20: Defining what it means to be a “Progressive Evangelical” 15:05: What would he say to more conservative Christians who are concerned about Progressive Evangelicals?  17:30: How would Randall describe his views on abortion? 23:20: What are his observations about the pro-life movement from outside of it? 27:26: What advice would he give to pro-life leaders? 29:45: A discussion on when it’s appropriate to call other leaders out in public for poor behavior 40:35: What practical things can people do if they want to transition from agitative apologetics to more of an agreement apologetics model? 42:52: Final thoughts on deception and transparency Host: Josh Brahm
    Guest: Dr. Randal Rauser
    Audio/Video Editors: Josh Brahm
    Publisher: Ellen Campbell

    • 48 min
    The Psychology of Persuasion (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder)

    The Psychology of Persuasion (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder)

    Josh Brahm and Monica Snyder have an open conversation about biology, philosophy, and how they interact with persuasion in the abortion debate. Monica has a STEM background so she and Josh compare notes on how STEM professionals and philosophers feel about each other, and why many of them are arrogant. 
    They also discuss:
    - How arrogance, confidence, and impostor syndrome often interact with each other; 
    - The pros and cons of using big words; 
    - Whether biology vs. philosophy are more likely to change minds on abortion;
    - “Should we prioritize our arguments more based on whether they are influential, emotionally compelling, logically sound, or other factors?” 
    - Steps anyone can take to become more rational.
    Related Links:
    Secular Pro-Life:
    https://SecularProLife.org
    SPL posts about changing from PC to PL:
    https://secularprolife.com/becomingprolife
    SPL's “No. embryos aren't parasites” video:
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=5461153773924066
    ERI's article "Abortion Images: A Case for Disagreement without Division"
    http://bit.ly/2uJWRcI
    Equal Rights Institute Website: 
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog: 
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equipped for Life Course: 
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Host: Josh Brahm
    Guest: Monica Snyder
    Audio/Video Editor: Josh Brahm 
    Publisher: Ellen Campbell

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Undercover at an abortion clinic while 28-weeks pregnant (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder)

    Undercover at an abortion clinic while 28-weeks pregnant (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder)

    Monica Snyder shares a very emotional story about going undercover in a late-term abortion facility in Washington DC while being 28-weeks pregnant. She talks about what was harder than she expected and the perspective she gained about the employees at the clinic. She also helps Josh understand some things he had never heard about some post-abortive women, and responds to the most frequently asked questions and challenges from both sides of the abortion debate regarding this video. 
    Editor’s note: As you may remember from a previous editor’s note, we had technical problems on this recording day that went undiagnosed until later because I didn’t think we needed to wear the headphones this time. I did the best I could to fix it, but it’s way below my standards. Thank you for your patience. 
    Related Links: 
    Watch the video Live Action released from this day:
    https://youtu.be/_6bqFOnUsfg
    Learn more about Justice for the Five here: 
    https://paaunow.org/justiceforthefive 
    Watch Josh's emotional interview with Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising's Terrisa Bukovinac and Lauren Handy:
    https://www.youtube.com/live/_8uDzYhrvXY?feature=share
    Read Monica Snyder's piece for the Washington Times about this story:
    https://bit.ly/3HxXwEv
    Read a similar piece Monica wrote for the Secular Pro-Life blog:
    https://bit.ly/3NASyuA
    Read this Secular Pro-Life Interview: How Gabriela became a sidewalk counselor outside the clinic where she had her abortion:
    https://bit.ly/3VCA1A7
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Equal Rights Institute Website: 
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog: 
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equipped for Life Course: 
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Host: Josh Brahm
    Guest: Monica Snyder
    Audio/Video Editor: Josh Brahm 
    Publisher: Ellen Campbell

    • 1 hr 26 min
    ERI Update - Spring 2023

    ERI Update - Spring 2023

    Josh Brahm gives an update on what we've been working on at ERI, including recent speaking trips in Europe, progress on Equipped for Life Academy, and hiring our new administrator.
    Chapters:
    00:00 Why Josh is in Paris
    03:16 Cool story from England conference
    06:08 Emily update from Denmark
    09:13 Equipped for Life Academy update & a question for you
    13:57 Replacing Jen
    20:11 Equipped for Life Academy update continued
    Related Links:
    Equal Rights Institute Website: 
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog: 
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equipped for Life Course: 
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Performers: Josh Brahm & Emily Albrecht
    Audio/Video Editor: Josh Brahm
    Publisher: Ellen Campbell

    • 22 min
    What Should the Pro-Life Movement Do Now? (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder) - Part 2

    What Should the Pro-Life Movement Do Now? (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder) - Part 2

    Recorded in late 2022, Monica Snyder from Secular Pro-Life joined Josh to film a few episodes on what the pro-life movement should be doing right now. It took us a while to get back to regular podcast editing due to a TON of travel, but everything they said is still relevant. 
    The discussion includes: 
    - What do we mean when we use the term “pro-life movement” in this particular discussion?
    - Lots of ideas for things that pro-life people can do to fight abortion.
    - 4 “unforced errors” Josh is warning pro-lifers to avoid.
    - Choosing our terms carefully depending on the context.
    Learn more about Secular Pro-Life (and follow them on social media) here: 
    https://secularprolife.org
    Note: Monica referenced Amazon Smile, which was recently discontinued, because we filmed this late last year. 
    Related links:
    Check out Secular Pro-Life’s collaborative website:
    https://HowToBeProLife.com
    Check out Secular Pro-Life’s “The Abortion Debate Index”:
    https://SecularProLife.org/Index
    ERI deep dive podcast on the Dobbs oral arguments:
    https://www.youtube.com/live/Wxt4AhbUfjc
    ERI Statement: Should Women Be Prosecuted for Illegal Abortions?
    https://bit.ly/3OT8lTD
    ERI Podcast: Defining the Word “Abortion” Will Change Your Dialogues (with Dank Pro-Life Memes)
    https://bit.ly/3hs7mbH
    Secular Peo-Life Blog: ACOG has spoken: 13 phrases we no longer are supposed to use regarding abortion:
    https://bit.ly/3JTry6g
    ERI Blog: Why Pro-Life People Should Watch “After Tiller”:
    https://bit.ly/40no9Ui
    Equal Rights Institute Website: 
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog: 
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equipped for Life Course: 
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Host: Josh Brahm
    Guest: Monica Snyder
    Audio/Video Editor: Josh Brahm 
    Publisher: Ellen Campbell

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Should the Pro-Life Movement Do Now? (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder) - Part 1

    What Should the Pro-Life Movement Do Now? (with Secular Pro-Life's Monica Snyder) - Part 1

    Recorded in late 2022, Monica Snyder from Secular Pro-Life joined Josh to film a few episodes on what the pro-life movement should be doing right now. It took us a while to get back to regular podcast editing due to a TON of travel, but everything they said is still relevant. 
    The discussion includes:
    - The five state amendments the pro-life movement lost in the midterms, and why we lost them.
    - Does the CA amendment actually mean that infanticide is being legalized?
    - Where is the American public on abortion? What do we know?
    - The difference between how Josh and Monica reacted to the Dobbs decision.
    Learn more about Secular Pro-Life (and follow them on social media) here:
    https://secularprolife.org
    Editor's note: There's a little electrical hum noise in one of the microphones that we didn't catch that day because we haven't had that issue before and decided to record without headphones. Oops! Won't make that mistake again. We've minimized it as much as possible, but there's no way to totally take it out. Sorry about that.
    Related Links:
    Emily Albrecht on MSNBC:
    http://bit.ly/3ZDUTrR
    Podcast: Behind-the-Scenes: Emily Discusses Abortion With NARAL President on MSNBC:
    http://bit.ly/3zGu5wm
    Podcast: What New Research Tells Us About Persuasion:
    http://bit.ly/33GsFkl

    • 57 min

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