What makes an opinion? The mission of the Dual Citizen is to equip young American Christians to engage in community-changing conversation and action. A Christian worldview often leads to questions and opposition, and in order to have these conversations, we must be prepared. This episode was crafted to encourage listeners to do research for themselves and figure out what they believe beyond the surface, theologically and politically. I interviewed a panel of three students, Cole Shiflet, Trina Leary, and Haley Plemons, all of whom have set examples in strong faith, bold convictions, and thorough research.
In this conversation, we reflect on the message of Image Bearers by Herbie Newell, which conveys a “whole-life pro-life” ethic, meaning the issue of abortion is not a political line item, but a posture towards all people as bearers of God’s own image, made in his likeness (Genesis 1:26). These students offer perspectives from three different areas of study: Social Work, Pre-Ministry, and Neuroscience/Pre-Med, which allows us to examine various pro-choice arguments, discuss how to have a conversation with a person of a different faith or none, and share ways to build one’s own foundation on the issue of abortion or any topic. When we as believers explore all sides of an issue, wrestle with hard questions, and consider how to share our views with love and empathy, we are equipped to confidently engage in a conversation that could lead to sharing the Gospel.
Tune in to Episode 4 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts to hear the whole conversation.