How to Hear the Voice of God with Fr. Drew Olson – PODCAST #139

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:15] How you can join the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign
  • [2:40] Who is Fr. Drew Olson?
  • [3:43] How Fr. Drew got his call to ministry at a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil
  • [8:08] Finding fruitfulness in the midst of hopelessness
  • [11:17] Practical tips to hear the voice of God and deal with distraction
  • [16:37] The role of silence as a spiritual discipline
  • [18:27] Experiencing the voice of God
  • [20:43] The connection between prayer and saving lives
  • [23:19] Why should we pray if God is sovereign?
  • [24:14] Facing overwhelming darkness
  • [25:34] Practical tips for fasting and how it makes a difference

Many people would say that one of the greatest struggles in their Christian walk is learning how to hear the voice of God. Our world moves at such a deafening pace that slowing down enough to hear what the Lord is saying seems like an impossible task. However on this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast you will learn how our guest Fr. Drew Olson’s decision to slow down and pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil led to a life-long call to ministry and a passion for the pro-life movement. Fr. Drew also has some incredible insights into the power of prayer and how you can engage God right where you’re at.

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The Worst Serial Killer in American History with Ann McElhinney – PODCAST #138

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:56] How you can join the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign
  • [3:00] The daring expose Ann has worked on to bring to light Kermit Gosnell’s crimes
  • [6:30] Why the Gosnell film focuses on bringing a criminal to justice
  • [9:05] Why Ann has moved from environmental movies to this pro-life movie
  • [15:15] The elements of the story that stand out most to Ann
  • [19:38] The transformational impact of this movie
  • [26:06] How did Gosnell get away with what he did?
  • [30:50] Ann’s desire to honor the victims of Gosnell’s actions through this movie

If you were to consider who the worst serial killer in American history is, the name of the person who deserves the title is not one you’ve likely heard on the evening news. That’s because the media and the authorities turned a blind eye to his actions. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast you’ll hear the incredible true story of Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who not only performed late-term abortions but even killed babies after they were entirely out of the womb and struggling for life. Our guest on this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast is filmmaker and writer Ann McElhinney.

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The Top 5 Excuses for Avoiding a 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil – PODCAST #137

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:25] Weeks away from kicking off the biggest 40 Days for Life campaign
  • [1:30] The 5 excuses people give for not praying at a 40 Days for Life vigil
  • [3:20] The best GOOD reasons given for not coming to a 40 Days for Life Prayer vigil
  • [6:14] #5: The “I’m busy” excuse
  • [8:48] #4: I’m worried about my safety at the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil
  • [15:10] #3: It’s too Catholic, Protestant, etc.
  • [21:35] #2: I don’t like confrontation
  • [24:29] #1: God is everywhere so I can pray at home instead of coming to the prayer vigil
  • [31:01] The amazing organization happening behind this biggest ever campaign

There are many legitimate reasons why people decide not to participate in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. On this episode, you’ll hear the guys talk about a number of them. But this episode is not about the good reasons for not coming to a prayer vigil, it’s about the lame ones. Listen in as Shawn, Steve, and Robert highlight and bust the top 5 reasons people give for not participating in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. You just might hear YOUR excuse among them.

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How the Younger Pro-Life Generation is Making an Impact – PODCAST #136

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:22] The joy and zeal of young pro-life advocates
  • [3:08] The 40 Days for Life college scholarship
  • [4:25] Meet the 18-year-old pro-life leader who is doing amazing things
  • [7:30] The teens in Wisconsin who decided to do hard things
  • [10:10] The tenacity of a 19-year-old when her campaign hit roadblocks in Georgia
  • [13:02] How this pro-life generation is not wasting their college days
  • [14:30] Eva’s story: launching the Lansing, Michigan40 Days for Life campaign
  • [19:44] The pro-life generation in Nigeria is making a difference as well

Many in today’s younger generation – teens and college students – are calling THEMSELVES the Pro-life Generation. That’s because more and more teens and university students are becoming aware of the devastating horror of abortion and are taking action to make their lives count by saving the lives of the unborn. In this episode of The 40 Days For Life Podcast, you will hear many stories of how people as young as middle school and high school students are making a difference, saving lives, and influencing entire communities to the point that abortion facilities are shutting their doors. This episode is packed with inspiring stories, so be sure you listen.

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Mobilizing A Nation To Fight Abortion In Colombia, South America – PODCAST #134

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:19] Colombia, South America: An amazing pro life need
  • [4:38] The dark business of abortion in Bogota, Colombia
  • [8:10] 40 Days For Life begins in Bogota and how the Pro Life movement has grown
  • [11:05] God’s hand in using 40 Days For Life to mobilize the country of Colombia
  • [13:10] Will abortion laws become more relaxed in Colombia in the future?
  • [18:21] How baby showers are being used to combat feminist opposition
  • [22:57] Support and interaction with Protestant and Catholic churches

Abortion is an international issue, a crisis that touches cultures all over the globe. This episode features the efforts being made to fight abortion in Colombia, South America. In this episode, Robert Colquhoun and Katharine O’Brien speak with Pamela Delgado, a 40 Days For Life volunteer in Bogota who has spearheaded the efforts to fight the prolific and devastating effects of abortion in Colombia.

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How 24 Hour Vigils Helped End Abortion In Green Bay – PODCAST #133

Topics We Cover On This Episode

    • [3:50] Jim Ball: Leader of the Green Bay, Wisconsin 40 Days for Life campaign
    • [5:02] The first 24/7 vigil that happened in Green Bay – before Jim got involved
    • [6:45] What’s the point of having a vigil when an abortion facility is closed?
    • [8:23] How 24/7 vigils put pressure on those in charge of abortion facilities
    • [13:39] The type of men who work the overnight shifts in the 24/7 vigils
    • [15:55] The practical challenges of overcoming weather conditions in Green Bay
    • [22:01] How to expand from smaller vigils to 24 hour vigils

In the fight to end abortion, many innovative approaches are being taken – but what’s happened in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the most powerful yet. Jim Ball has been actively leading groups of men and women in 24/7 vigils outside abortion facilities to pray and provide a hopeful presence in the darkness of the abortion culture. In this conversation, Jim shares stories and stats about how these 24-hour 40 Days for Life campaigns are impacting those involved and the communities they serve.

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Pro-Life Stories of Hope and Courage From Everyday People – PODCAST #132

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:26] How you can get the new and improved 40 Days for Life app or a new t-shirt
  • [2:20] Updates from the Arizona leaders symposium
  • [9:08] The leadership symposium was an electric gathering of great people
  • [10:40] Powerful testimonials and personal stories were shared
  • [15:09] Steve and Robert’s experience at a Diamondback baseball game
  • [20:05] The devastating dropped ball – Steve’s error at a MLB game
  • [24:07] A big announcement coming in spring – and a message from President Trump

The 40 Days For Life team is always encouraged when we are able to hear pro-life stories from everyday people who have taken the huge step of faith and courage to get involved in the fight to stop abortion. This episode recounts some of the stories heard at the recent leader’s symposium in Arizona. You’ll be encouraged, too, by the amazing things God has done through the work of common people who were willing to step out and make a difference.

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A Closed Sign is Coming Soon to an Abortion Center Near You -PODCAST #131

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:45] The largest 40DFL campaign ever – over 400 cities participating
  • [2:13] Steve and Robert join Shawn to discuss the campaign
  • [8:27] Approaching 100 abortion centers that have closed due to 40DFL
  • [10:41] Planned Parenthood in Ft. Wayne, Indiana is closing its doors for good
  • [13:10] Countries around the world are getting on board with 40DFL
  • [15:16] Supreme Court nominations: The best news from the Trump administration
  • [18:02] Stories of 40 Days for Life participants and those impacted by them
  • [22:17] Urgency still matters: Women are having abortions today. They matter
  • [27:02] Two tools you can use to help stop abortion

The pro-life movement is gaining momentum all around the world. You wouldn’t know it from the media, but the media has never been known for its commitment to accurate coverage when it comes to the truth about abortion. In this episode of the 40 Days For Life Podcast you’ll hear many encouraging stories about what’s happening in the battle to end abortion, including the closure of abortion centers, Planned Parenthood offices, international efforts that are gaining ground, and more.

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SCOTUS Nominee: Brett Kavanaugh, Who is He? Will He Be Confirmed?–PODCAST #130

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:40] Shawn introduces this episode of the podcast.
  • [2:20] Shawn welcomes Matt Britton and Steve Karlen to the podcast.
  • [5:20] Matt talks about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s background.
  • [9:30] Are there any concerns about Kavanaugh from the pro-life perspective?
  • [17:45] Why it’s important for the Supreme Court to remain non-partisan.
  • [20:20] The guys talk about the abortion industry’s response to Kavanaugh.
  • [23:30] How to leverage this nomination to spotlight abortion as November approaches.
  • [25:00] What will Kavanaugh’s nomination process look like? Is it a slam dunk?
  • [29:20] What can you do? Pray!

This is the news we’ve all be waiting for! Judge, Brett Kavanaugh has been announced as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, you’ll hear from Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Matt Britton. In their conversation, the guys go over some background information on Brett Kavanaugh, what questions the pro-life community should have about his nomination, why the Supreme Court should remain non-partisan, how the abortion industry is responding to Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination, and much more! This is an exciting time to be part of the pro-life movement; don’t forget to use the best tool you have available: prayer!

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Harnessing the Power of Pro-Life Stories–PODCAST #129

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:45] Shawn introduces this episode of the podcast.
  • [2:30] Robert Colquhoun joins the conversation.
  • [4:00] The guys discuss the value and cost of freedom.
  • [9:00] Why you should check out episode #128.
  • [13:00] What is the difference between Shawn’s two books?
  • [17:00] How abortion is different than most political issues.
  • [25:00] Why does fasting strike such a deep chord with people working against abortion?
  • [27:00] There is a reason to be hopeful.

As a person of faith, you know the power that stories can have. That’s why testimonies about faith are so meaningful, there is something that resonates deeply when people tell their stories. The same is true of pro-life stories! Time and time again, the pro-life movement has witnessed and leveraged the power of storytelling to showcase the good that’s happening in the pro-life movement and the evil that is caused by abortion. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, you’ll hear from Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Robert Colquhoun. In their conversation, the guys discuss the cost of freedom, how Shawn’s new book is different from his first one, why pro-life stories matter, how abortion is different from most political topics and much more! Don’t miss your chance to learn about what’s going on at the front lines of the pro-life movement!

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