Angie Weszely and Denise Stein are having new conversations about abortion, and they hope you will join them on this journey! As co-founders of ProGrace, they are equipping Christians with a new way to think, talk and act about the abortion issue, based on how Jesus interacted with people, rather than on the current political debate. In the podcast, they chat with friends from all over the country who are pastors, Christian thought leaders, pregnancy organization directors, and pro-choice advocates. If you long for a way to engage in this discussion that is positive, compassionate, and solution-based, join Angie and Denise on the first step, which is taking the risk to have new types of conversations!
How pregnancy organizations can change the conversation
Denise and Angie talk with Anne Waddell, former Executive Director of Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre in Canada and current Director of Outreach with ProGrace. Anne has an incredible passion to have conversations not only with Christians but throughout our communities. When she talks, people are inspired to look at the issue of abortion in a new way - you will be. too!
Skye Jethani on the responses to his "But...What about abortion" video
Skye Jethani created a video on abortion and politics for the Holy Post podcast which came out a month before the November 2020 election and received 1 million views. Angie asks him about the responses to his video from Christians, and what that means for us moving forward. You can watch Skye's video here: https://www.holypost.com/post/but-what-about-abortion
What if Roe vs. Wade is overturned? What would that mean for Christians?
In the midst of the debate around how Supreme Court Justices and the President impact abortion laws, Angie, Denise, Lacey, and Krysta talk about what it would mean for Christians if Roe vs. Wade was overturned and abortion was suddenly illegal. To do this, we unpack the questions: What is our primary responsibility as followers of Christ? What is Jesus calling us to do? And what's going to bring the most positive change?
Exhaustion around abortion conversations during election season
How do we address the exhaustion and move forward? Angie and Denise are joined by Lacey Mason and Krysta Masciale, our new ProGrace team members. We talk about how exhausting it can feel to be passionate about new conversations around abortion during a divisive election season. And we talk about how we've been navigating that.
Angie and Denise with thoughts about Season 2 episodes
Pastors Tim Ahlman and Jake Boessling on changing the conversation in their church
Tim Ahlman and Jake Boessling pastor Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church in Gilbert, AZ. They want to reflect the heart of Jesus in how they address abortion in their church, and talk about the journey they have been on to do that.
They also host their own podcast, Lead Time, so we talk about leadership practices that help us all enter into difficult topics and try to engage them like Jesus would.