Our weekly #Activate vlog series uses clips from Educe® online courses to illuminate the truth behind the cultural battles of today (and tomorrow) and move Christians from education to action in their communities, churches, and circles of influence.
The pro-life movement operates on two levels, both of which are legitimate and necessary in the battle for life. The first is the political level; those of us trying to unravel the legislative and judicial mess of abortion law. The second is the grassroots level; those of us on the sidewalks and in helping, healing, and educating ministries. The political level is expected to solve to the legal problem, while the grassroots level is expected to solve the heart problem. But there’s a problem…
The political level has long abandoned principles, and a significant number at the grassroots level has drifted away as well.
Case in point: The recent omnibus budget deal. You’ve likely heard, and are rightly upset, that this budget deal did not defund Planned Parenthood. But there’s much more to the story. A thoughtful, practical analysis, written here: Learning From the Omnibus Budget Boondoogle: What Marijuana and Sanctuary Cities Can Teach the Pro-Life Movement, uncovers the rest of the story and offers four lessons the Christian pro-life movement can learn from some very unlikely places.
This week’s online course clip complements this analysis with an even deeper Christian perspective. It challenges us to think about our alignments, our foundation, and yes, even our idolatry. It reminds us that it’s time we do the difficult and necessary work of looking inward so that we can more clearly look upward. It’s time to understand abortion not only as a legal injustice and biblical abomination, but also as a symptom of a much larger sickness. A sickness with only one remedy—Jesus.
This course excerpt is from Session 6: Awakening, which covers the 2000s and 2010s. It’s the final course in our Foundations online curriculum.
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