Episode 37: Answering Questions about Abortion

I do my best to respond to some common questions about abortion.

Will making abortion illegal actually reduce abortions?

Even if abortion is wrong, don’t you have to be a Christian to understand why it’s wrong, and is it right to impose a Christian view of morality on others?

Do pro-life people only care about a fetus before it’s born?

Is politics the best solution?

Isn’t it more of a state than federal issue?

Bonus! What about all the fertilized eggs that never implant?

Episode 34: Colts’ Offseason, Tim Tebow, and Aaron Rodgers

I’m cautiously optimistic about Carson Wentz, but I’ve never loved him.

Chris Ballard has taken way too much heat this offseason, and has proven once again that his patience has led to the Colts being in the best possible position.

What’s not to like about Tim Tebow to the Jags?

Aaron Rodgers needs to stick with what he’s got in Green Bay.

Episode 32: Yes, Roe v. Wade Should be a Voting Issue for Christians

In this episode, I respond to a viral video made by Skye Jethani and Phil Vischer, arguing that Pro-life Christians should not see Roe v. Wade as relevant in their voting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvWD7ykNjCc

Summary:

1. No, Christians are not turning a blind eye to “un-Christian policies” because of Roe v. Wade.

2. Of course Republican presidents don’t reduce the number of abortions; Roe v. Wade prevents that from happening.

3. We all know that overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t end abortion in America, but it’s nonetheless a very important step.

4. It’s wrong to think Roe v. Wade will never be overturned, because:

a) Republicans are about 50/50 on appointing originalist, pro-life judges.

b) The Federalist Society is a better indicator of originalist jurisprudence than the party of the appointing president.

c) John Roberts doesn’t believe precedent should never be overturned

d) Roe v. Wade was almost overturned in 1992.

5. ON THIS DAY IN 1987, Joe Biden ensured Roe v. Wade would last for three more decades.

Episode 28.7: Shibboleth

There’s enormous pressure on corporations, universities, and public figures to release vague statements aligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement or condemning racism, but in such a milieu, these statements become more about proving oneself than about advancing meaningful ideas. As an example, I discuss a recent petition for my Alma Mater, Hillsdale College, to prove itself not-racist by releasing a statement.