A Practical Way to Stand for Life

By Jason McConahy,

Last weekend was “Sanctity of Human Life” Sunday, a day set aside to acknowledge the need to think rightly about life and stand for the rights of the unborn in our culture. As you ponder your own role in this cultural challenge, we wanted to point you toward a couple of ways to stir your heart and engage your mind. 

First, the annual “baby bottle” fundraiser for the Alpha Center is underway. Grab a baby bottle from the back of the sanctuary, take it home, and fill it with change for the next couple of weeks. We will be collecting them the weekend of February 17th. Also, by way of reminder, MVC has joined with a few other churches in giving 1% of our annual budget to the Alpha Center, which translated to just under $20,000 for the 2018 calendar year.

Second, a few years ago we took two weeks to lay out a biblical foundation for thinking about abortion, and how to meaningfully engage our culture with the healing power of the gospel. If you weren’t with us then, or if you are looking for something to engage your heart and mind on this topic, you can find the series here… 


Understanding the Topic of Abortion Further

By Jason McConahy,

Save The Storks partners with pregnancy resource centers all over the nation, providing them with powerful tools and training to more effectively connect with abortion-vulnerable women in their communities. They have a blog that addresses various topics related to abortion and is helpful in further understanding the issue. Check out their blog at https://savethestorks.com/blog/

Below is a video that Debunks Planned Parenthood's "3%" Abortion Myth.

The SLED Acronym for Discussing Abortion

By Jason McConahy,

This weekend we presented an acronym (SLED) that is helpful in countering the subjectivity inherent in the pro-choice perspective regarding when life begins (or when life becomes fully human, and therefore deserving of protections and justice). Here is a more detailed discussion of what each letter represents, and why these are important concepts to push into when lovingly debating a person’s perspective.

https://www.str.org/articles/the-s.l.e.d.-test#.WK2x2rHMw6h