Today our guest will take us into deeper intimacy with Jesus, the giver of rest. Jesus invites the weary and burdened to come to Him. She will take us on a journey to understanding genuine soul rest and how to achieve this rest while examining and modifying spiritual, personal, and professional priorities, in order to move to abundant living.
The purpose of medicine is to heal and maintain the health of the patient. Abortion does neither one of those two things for either the woman or the child. Since the dawn of Western medicine abortion was rejected as quackery. What changed? “Medicine has lost her soul,” said one to the father of modern medical ethics, Dr. Edmund Pellegrino. After staring intently across the table, Dr. Pellegrino replied, “I agree.” The Hippocratic tradition is being sacrificed on the altar of patient autonomy, where the quality of reproductive health care is measured by the vulgar standard of a vending machine. When a patient entrusts herself to a physician, it is only medical ethics that insulate her best interests from being subordinated to a political agenda or the pocketbook of an abortionist.
Over the past 20 years, Marianne Howard’s humor, warmth, and transparency have helped her teach, equip, mentor, and invest in generational discipleship. Her experience as a minister’s wife allows her to see the toll spiritual fatigue takes on gifted ministry leaders. She values the incredible work of life-on-life discipleship and regularly meets with students and women to cultivate a hunger for God’s Word. Marianne is a co-host of the D6 Podcast, she regularly contributes to the D6 Family blog and is a passionate teacher of God’s Word.
Rev. James Harden is the President/CEO of CompassCare, a Rochester medical pregnancy office helping women face unplanned pregnancy to have their babies. Jim has led CompassCare to become the first repeatable medical model of operation in New York State, thereby opening the door for other Pregnancy Resource Centers to do the same. He is a founding board member for the commission for Reproductive Health Service Standards. He is also the pastor of New Hope Free Methodist Church in Rochester, New York. He has held positions such as Adjunct Professor of Theology and Worldview, Senior Pastor and non-profit consultant. He currently holds several board positions for various organizations at the Local, State, and National level.