Trevin Wax's timely and poignant article "10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media" struck some nerve with you, our readers. You have viewed it nearly 114,000 times and recommended the article on Facebook more than 18,000 times. We trust the article has sparked thousands of necessary if sensitive discussions about our culture's inacceptable acceptance of abortion.
We're extending that conversation by posing follow-up questions to Jennifer Marshall, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation. In our new podcast, Going Deeper with TGC, host Mark Mellinger and I ask Marshall about how men should speak about abortion in light of recent attention-grabbing comments on abortion and rape by men running for the U.S. Senate. We also ask her, an expert on public policy, to explain the facts all Christians need to know about the HHS mandate under Obamacare that has provoked lawsuits from Wheaton College, Tyndale House Publishers, and many others. These questions come in a broader context of discussing the first principles that motivate and guide Christian political engagement. After you listen to the interview, be sure to check out her helpful article on this subject, "The Christian Calling to Citizenship," published last week by TGC.
As always, Going Deeper with TGC features an interview by Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project with one of the curriculum writers. This week Wax talks with George Robinson, assistant professor of missions and evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, about the challenges of postmodernism and the relationship between God's goodness and Scripture's truthfulness.
Stay tuned to the end of the podcast, which runs a little longer than 30 minutes to fit your listening schedule while working out or driving to work, to hear Mark and me talk about what's in store for next week's post-election edition. We also preview a couple two-part series coming soon to the site. You'll learn more about how we're planning to address the contentious issues of ministry to immigrants and examine the legacy of Thomas Aquinas.
You can stream the podcast below, download the mp3, or subscribe to Going Deeper with TGC on iTunes.
Going Deeper with TGC, 10-31, with Jennifer Marshall
Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, co-edited Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, and co-edits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter.