Join us for a great hour of conversation designed to help you think biblically and critically. We start with some of the headlines of the day and then move to a conversation about science – sound science that tells us that pre-born babies do feel pain. With that fact well established, what does it say about how we should approach the issue of abortion? We round out the hour talking about life in a post-Roe world and why there is still so much to do.
Jesus shows up where we least expect him—to Mary Magdalene in the garden, to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, to Thomas when he is full of insecurity. Just as the resurrected Jesus surprised his disciples, he also surprises us today, showing up in the midst of our sorrows, uncertainties, and joys. Our guest, a pastor, examines Jesus’s appearances after his resurrection to show us how Jesus meets us today. He will share some of his own stories of God showing up amid financial uncertainty, pregnancy loss, a grim medical diagnosis within his family, and the unrest and uncertainty that followed.
Dr. Robin Pierucci is a board-certified neonatologist, superhero, and medical director of a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit, where she routinely cares for premature infants as young as 22 weeks gestation. Fetal pain is not an abstract concept for her, because she sees it on a daily basis while treating the youngest and most vulnerable patients. In addition to her live-saving work in the NICU, she supports the pro-life movement with fetal pain research and analysis as an associate scholar at Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Delano Squires is a Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family. He has written about race, religion, relationships, and culture for Black and Married with Kids, The Root, and The Grio. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPP from The George Washington University.
Dr. Eric Rivera is the Lead Pastor at The Brook, a multiethnic church in Chicago that he and his team planted in 2013. Eric is passionate for urban pastoral ministry and seeing God raise gospel-centered leaders. He has a B.A. in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Trinity. In addition to his pastoral work, he is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored two books, contributed to others, and has written online articles for multiple websites. He speaks at conferences nationwide and serves with his wife Erikah Rivera on the national speaker team for FamilyLife’s Weekend To Remember marriage getaways.