21 episodes

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!

New Conversations About Abortion: The ProGrace Podcast ProGrace

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

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!

    Angie and Denise with thoughts about Season 2 episodes

    Angie and Denise with thoughts about Season 2 episodes

    • 36 min
    Pastors Tim Ahlman and Jake Boessling on changing the conversation in their church

    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. 

    • 42 min
    Jeff Logsdon on how a pastor's transparency and humility creates safety

    Jeff Logsdon on how a pastor's transparency and humility creates safety

    Jeff Logsdon is lead pastor of Hope City Church in Tucson, AZ. He has been on this ProGrace journey with us, and we are inspired by how he is making his church a safe place for anyone during an unintended pregnancy or after an abortion. 

    His journey starts with being honest about his own experience. We were blown away by the way he shared his story with us, and we know you will be, too! Jeff shows us what can happen when we have the courage to look inside first. The change starts with us...

    • 44 min
    Tammy Abernethy on breaking down barriers in the church

    Tammy Abernethy on breaking down barriers in the church

    Tammy Abernethy is the Executive Director/CEO of Hope Women's Center in the Phoenix area.

    Tammy has a lot of discussion with church leaders, and sees what keep Christians from engaging in conversations about unintended pregnancy and abortion. Can "grace go too far?" Do we need to focus on "sin" and "brokenness"? Are we the ones who are to judge? And what about people who feel like "the church doesn't want me." We talk about it!!

    • 37 min
    Laura wants to know the stereotypes Christians have of pro-choice people

    Laura wants to know the stereotypes Christians have of pro-choice people

    We're back with Laura McAlpine! Because she asked us at the end of Episode 4, "why don't you ever ask me the hard questions?" So we did.

    We tell Laura the number one stereotype we hear from Christians about folks who are pro-choice. She is surprised, and takes us on her journey of being a doula, leading a women's health center, and a self-described "birth junkie."

    • 43 min
    Laura McAlpine on how Christian conversations trigger the pro-choice community

    Laura McAlpine on how Christian conversations trigger the pro-choice community

    Laura McAlpine is Principal of McAlpine Consulting for Growth, and works with us to build bridges in the abortion conversation. She is pro-choice and doesn't identify as Christian. Denise and Angie are Christians creating this new space of ProGrace.

    Laura listened to all our Season 1 podcasts to see where pro-choice and/or people not of the Christian tradition would be triggered by those conversations. And she tells us in this podcast!

    • 46 min

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