Compelling and Credible Witness: The Church and Abortion
The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning the fifty-year-old landmark ruling establishing a Constitutional right to an abortion (Roe v. Wade) has changed the legal foundation upon which our nation will continue to debate and enact legislation concerning abortion. Challenges remain, however, concerning how we can and should protect and nurture human flourishing at every stage of development, from the beginning to the end of life. How do we as an expression of our commitment to the gospel compassionately enter into the lives of those who are contemplating and/or recovering from an abortion? How can we support mothers and families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? How do we participate in the public discussion about abortion in a way that enhances our gospel witness?
Join us on October 21 for:
- A presentation by Dr. Andrew Walker
- A presentation by Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio
- A panel discussion moderated by President Dr. Mark Young
- A presentation from Alternatives Pregnancy Center
- Denver Seminary
6399 South Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Harold and Virginia Simpson Leadership Center
Date and Times
- October 21, 2022
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
For more information, contact Jason Woodman, Director of Public Engagement for The Gospel Initiative
- 08:00 | Doors open
- 08:30 | Opening remarks from Dr. Mark Young
- 08:50 | Keynote 1, Dr. Andrew Walker
- 09:40 | Q&A with Dr. Walker and Dr. Young
- 09:50 | Break
- 10:10 | Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Young with:
- Andrew Walker
- Julie Hanlon-Rubio
- 11:25 | Lunch
- 12:15 | Keynote 2, Dr. Julie Hanlon-Rubio
- 01:10 | Q&A with Dr. Hanlon-Rubio and Dr. Young
- 01:15 | Dr. Walker and Dr. Hanlon-Rubio respond to each other, moderated by Dr. Young
- 01:45 | Presentation: Alternatives Pregnancy Center
- 02:15 | Closing remarks and dismissal
- Free parking is available for conference guests in Lot B. No parking pass is required.
Map of Parking.
- Denver Seminary follows the COVID guidance of the Tri-County Health Department. Masks are not required, but are welcomed and encouraged for guests who prefer to wear them. If protocols change prior to the event, we will update you.
Julie Hanlon Rubio, Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Associate Dean, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, California
Julie Hanlon Rubio, professor of Christian Social Ethics and associate dean at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, California. Previously, she taught at St. Louis University for nearly two decades. Her research focuses on Catholic social thought, family, politics, and reconciliation. She has published six books, including Family Ethics: Practices for Christians and Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church (both from Georgetown University Press). Her essays have appeared in Theological Studies, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and Horizons, as well as America, The Conversation, and National Catholic Reporter. Her book Can You Be Catholic and Feminist? will be published by Oxford University Press next year.
Andrew T. Walker, PhD, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Andrew T. Walker is associate professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an associate dean in the School of Theology and the executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at Southern Seminary. Walker is a fellow in the Evangelical in Civics Life Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and serves as the managing editor of WORLD Opinions.
Walker researches and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public theology, and the common good. His academic research interests include natural law theory, human dignity, family stability, church-state studies, and social conservatism. He writes regularly for such outlets as National Review, First Things, Newsweek, The Gospel Coalition, American Reformer, and Public Discourse. He is the author of the award-winning God and the Transgender Debate (now in its second edition), Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing, editor of The Gospel for Life series, and Liberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Secular Age.
Jason Woodman, Director of Public Engagement for The Gospel Initiative, is available before, during, and after the event to answer questions.