Monday, January 11, 2010

Warren Cole Smith: "WORLD Magazine's Annual Row v. Wade Issue Highlights New Trends in Pro-Life Movement

MP3 Available Here

Part One: Warren Cole Smith / Part Two: Steve Camp

For the first half of tonight's broadcast, Warren Cole Smith, publisher and editor of the Evangelical Press News Service , author of "A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church" and the new Associate Publisher of "World Magazine" (see will address the theme: : "WORLD Magazine's Annual Row v. Wade Issue Highlights New Trends in Pro-Life Movement".

Among the topics to be covered:

· · The Pregnancy Care Center Movement. In 1973, when the Roe decision took place, there were almost no pregnancy care centers in the United States. Today, more than 800 pro-life pregnancy care centers dot the United States. The story of this movement – and the millions of women and children they’ve helped – is one of the great untold stories of our time. TK rights that wrong by chronicling this significant social movement.

· Adoption Friendly Churches. Some have argued that churches – afraid of political activism – were slow to enter the pro-life movement. Today, they’re making up for lost ground. Evangelical churches all across America are supporting their members spiritually, emotionally, and financially in the adoption process. TK profiles some of these adoption friendly churches.

· Political Activism at the State Level. Bans on abortion have been impossible to pass at either the federal or state level. In the 1990s, the pro-life movement shifted strategy, seeking incremental restrictions on abortion. Parental consent laws, waiting periods, laws requiring full disclosure of medical risks, and many other laws have caused the number of abortions to fall significantly in the past 10 years. TK explains how this shift in the pro-life movement’s strategy took place.

For the second half of tonight's broadcast Steve Camp, well known Christian recording artist, writer of a Grammy Award-winning song, theologically Reformed Christian apologist, founder of audienceONE Ministries and pastor of the Cross Church in Palm City, Florida, will address the theme: "Christian Hope Admidst Grief: The Peace Found in 1 Thes. 4:13-18."

"But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

"For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

"Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

"Therefore comfort one another with these words..."

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