The Realities of Spiritual Warfare – PODCAST #147

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:23] All of the exciting things happening at 40 Days for Life
  • [6:20] Socialists, Anarchists, and Satanists in Madison, Wisconsin
  • [10:05] How the arguments against life have changed
  • [14:48] Irony will destroy the abortion industry
  • [17:43] What happened when common sense ceased in New York
  • [20:21] This is what evil looks like
  • [25:52] Why persecution is the best soil to grow fruit
  • [30:40] The one image that will be the end of abortion

The topic of spiritual warfare seems to be a hit or miss subject in Christian culture. While some give the Devil too much power others are content with ignoring the existence of the enemy altogether. The truth is that there is a very real spiritual battle going on. This was never more evident than during the recently concluded Fall 40 Days for Life campaign. From socialist protesters banging pots and pans to in-your-face abortion advocates dressed up as Catholic priests, this campaign had it all. Hear Shawn, Steve, and Matt break down the realities of spiritual warfare on this week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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God Stories: Reflecting on the Fall 2018 40 Days for Life Campaign – PODCAST #146

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [2:25] A story of courage from Madison, Wisconsin
  • [4:32] Robert shares details from his trip to Germany
  • [6:20] Steve and Robert’s favorite campaign highlights
  • [12:54] Reflecting on the legacy of a decision to choose life
  • [16:35] 40 Days for Life is making a next level impact in Latin America
  • [18:46] Life saving stories from around the world
  • [22:10] Breaking down the price list for Planned Parenthood services
  • [26:19] Hope is rising from the ground up
  • [27:39] Why Steve shares these stories of life

As the largest 40 Days for Life campaign yet comes to a close there are more God stories to tell than could possibly be told in one podcast episode. These stories represent courage, life, and hope in a way that screams God is holding the pen. They speak of divine moments that only our Lord could orchestrate where lives are being saved and death is met with defeat. All around the world people are making the decision to choose life in the midst of vast political and spiritual opposition. Get a sneak peek at everything God has done over the last 40 days on this week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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The Power of Pro-Life Legislation with Dr. Joe Pojman – PODCAST #145

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [3:49] Shawn breaks down the background of Dr.Joe Pojman
  • [6:45] Why Dr. Joe loves the 40 Days for Life Podcast
  • [8:50] Dr. Joe debunks a few Pro-Life movement stereotypes
  • [11:39] How Dr. Joe successfully lobbied for Pro-Life legislation during a Pro-Abortion Administration
  • [15:39] How the legislative side of the Pro-Life movement impacts the Pro-Life movement as a whole
  • [18:17] All the ways in which the current political climate affects Pro-Life legislation
  • [21:14] How the spotlight of Pro-Life legislation hurts the abortion industry
  • [26:43] What America would look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned
  • [28:48] What motivates Dr. Joe to persevere in the effort to end abortion

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that abortion is ending the life of an innocent child. However, that’s exactly what Texas has leading its effort to end abortion through Pro-Life legislation. Dr. Joe Pojman is a former NASA aerospace engineer who founded and is the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life which is a non-profit organization committed to lobbying for laws that protect the sanctity of human life. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast Shawn and Steve sit down with Dr. Joe to discuss the impact of Pro-Life legislation on the state of Texas and our nation as well as the legal landscape of the road to end abortion.

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Hollywood Spotlight with Jared Lotz and Emma Elle Roberts – PODCAST #144

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:07] The spring 2019 release of the Unplanned movie is fast approaching!
  • [6:18] All about the actors playing Shawn and Marilisa Carney
  • [8:02] Introducing Jared Lotz and Emma Elle Roberts
  • [9:19] How Jared and Emma heard about the Abby Johnson story
  • [11:25] What attracted Jared and Emma to be a part of the Unplanned movie
  • [15:01] Dealing with the potential pushback of being in a Pro-Life film
  • [20:03] How the Unplanned movie set differed from being on other movie projects
  • [26:20] Jared and Emma talk about the impact they hope the Unplanned movie will have
  • [30:03] How Jared and Emma prepared to take on the roles of Shawn and Marilisa

In March 2019, 40 Days for Life and the Pro-Life movement will leap onto the big screen in the film adaptation of Abby Johnson’s book Unplanned. The incredible story details Abby’s journey from Planned Parenthood director to Pro-Life advocate. In a unique first for the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn and Steve have the opportunity to interview Jared Lotz and Emma Elle Roberts who play Shawn and his wife Marilisa in the movie. In this episode you will learn exclusive behind the scenes insights and stories straight from the stars themselves and see what it took to bring the Unplanned movie to life.

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Halfway There: A 40 Days for Life Campaign Update – PODCAST #143

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:29] How you can still be part of the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever!
  • [4:30] How protesters supporting abortion actually help the pro-life cause
  • [10:51] Robert gives an international campaign update
  • [13:19] Hear the incredible impact that this 40 Days for Life campaign has had in saving lives and closing abortion centers
  • [18:53] Standing against opposition in the U.S. and overseas
  • [21:54] More campaign stories from around the world
  • [24:45] Taking a moment to honor the efforts of the 40 Days for Life volunteers

It’s officially the halfway point for the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever, and already there are incredible reports coming in from all over the world. Lives are being saved. Women’s facilities are leaving the abortion business. Mothers are choosing life and encountering the love of God like never before. Hear incredible front-line stories from Shawn, Steve, and Robert and learn how you can still take part in the campaign on this week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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Taking the Fight for Life to Hollywood with Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon – PODCAST #142

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:28] How you can host your own theater for the Unplanned movie
  • [3:14] How the Unplanned movie became a reality
  • [5:29] Introducing Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, the writers of God’s Not Dead and the Unplanned movie
  • [7:28] Why you should be excited for the Unplanned movie
  • [9:14] Defining success for faith-based films and why timing is the biggest factor
  • [12:29] What inspired Chuck and Cary to take on the Unplanned movie
  • [16:27] How the Unplanned movie brings credibility to the real heroes of the pro-Life movement
  • [18:43] Standing for Christian values in secular Hollywood
  • [24:56] Why the Unplanned movie is specifically targeting Planned Parenthood
  • [27:53] How YOU can increase the impact of the Unplanned movie
  • [31:54] How film is changing the way we communicate the Gospel

Get ready to see yourself on the big screen in Spring 2019! Based on the best-selling book, Unplanned is the story of a former Planned Parenthood director turned Pro-Life advocate named Abby Johnson. Witness how Abby’s experience in helping with an abortion procedure led her to walk out of her job and walk into the office of 40 Days for Life president, Shawn Carney. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, hear the journey of how this movie became a reality in the hands of God’s Not Dead writers Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon.

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What Leana Wen Means for the Future of Planned Parenthood – PODCAST #141

Topics We Cover on this Episode

  • [2:05] An update from the largest fall 40 Days for Life campaign ever
  • [4:32] And the new president of Planned Parenthood is…
  • [7:50] Robert breaks down the background of Dr. Leana Wen
  • [9:09] Is the timing of this appointment coincidence or a political strategy?
  • [11:45] The glaring irony of a Chinese immigrant running the largest abortion operation in America
  • [13:23] How Dr. Wen’s appointment is a desperate attempt to keep up the “abortion is healthcare” charade
  • [16:40] There has never been a worse time in history to take over Planned Parenthood
  • [19:43] Three important Planned Parenthood myths
  • [26:43] Recapping the road ahead

In the midst of 40 Days for Life’s largest fall campaign ever and the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Planned Parenthood has made a somewhat surprising move in selecting Dr. Leana Wen as its new CEO. Who is this woman, and what does she mean for the future of Planned Parenthood? Find out the answers to those questions and take an in-depth look at the state of abortion politics on this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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Practical Tips for Spiritual Fasting – PODCAST #140

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:00] How you can join the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign
  • [3:36] Steve and Robert join Shawn to offer their fasting insights
  • [5:52] Why in the world should you fast?
  • [9:08] Defeating the perfectionist mentality
  • [10:30] How suffering draws us closer to Jesus
  • [12:03] Biblical examples of fasting
  • [13:37] Fasting etiquette
  • [15:31] Practical ways anyone can fast
  • [26:17] A powerful story on the impact of fasting

On the eve of the 40 Days for Life campaign kickoff, take an in-depth look at the other part of prayer. Fasting is a biblical and essential part of seeking God. This is especially true with regard to praying for the lives of the unborn. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn, Steve, and Robert discuss the whys and hows of spiritual fasting so that you can be ready for the upcoming campaign.

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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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