Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A celebration instead of an argument

Today on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade there will be lots of arguing. Online forums will be buzzing with recycled arguments and sloganeering -- little of which will change anybody's mind. Largely from reading this book I've come to see the limits of intellectual argument in everything from stimulating robust Christian discipleship in the local church to convincing opponents on hot button issues like abortion. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the path to change and formation is primarily through the heart. This isn't to embrace some form of anti-intellectualism, but it is to recognize that much of what we come to embrace with our head has already been percolating around in that pre-cognitive pre-rational part of ourselves we call the heart.

So instead of offering another pro-life argument I refer you to my friend Matt Becklo's appeal to the heart thru song: 40 Years, 40 Songs: Music Celebrating New Life. Embedded within the post are links to powerful arguments and testimonials against abortion, but Matt believes, as I do, that the most effective way to combat a culture of death is to joyfully and faithfully celebrate life.

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