My first VLOG at the March for Life, then I got stuck in a blizzard!!

I flew to Washington, DC last week for the March for Life. My friends from Save the Storks flew me out for the event. They’re an amazing organization building mobile ultrasound units going where the need is greatest. While there the 4th largest blizzard in DC recorded history hit and my one day trip turned into four days of wind and snow.

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Purpose

HIS MIND, YOUR MIND Now grab hold of this: If Christ is there inside you, then so are His plans and dreams and goals and ambitions for your life. The Bible teaches us to know and to say, “We have the mind of Christ.” His mind, of course, holds His vision and His strategies for all you can be and do in life. It’s a vision that goes far beyond anything you could express or imagine. It’s a vision and a strategy for a profound, powerful life. He holds it all. And by staying connected with Him, we learn to see it all. We think what He thinks. That’s why Jesus is not just our best example of a power-living person. He’s the actual source for our own power-living. In fact, He’s now carrying out His power- living through us. People today can no longer see Jesus in the body He had when He walked on earth. But He continues to live out His life in our bodies. So that now—more than ever— the world can see Jesus at work. You can be a part of it. You’re meant to be a part of it. The whole package is already there inside you. It’s God’s gift to you (through the living Holy Spirit), just waiting to be opened and released. And once it is, and you know exactly what He’s called you to do in life, you can be satisfied with nothing less. A JUNKIE’S LIFE A junkie’s only thought is about where the next fix is coming from. I know, because I’m a junkie. I admit it. I’m... read more

But They Aren’t Christian: Freedom For Spirits and Situations, Part 2

This blog series is an excerpt from the book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and The Cross. Christian Buckley (http://thinkmoretruth.com/humanitarianjesus.htm) interviews David Batstone, the President and Founder of Not For Sale. He is also co-founder and managing partner of Just Business, an international investment group that incubates social enterprises. He is currently a business professor at the University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry. David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics. This is not the whole interview recorded in Humanitarian Jesus. For more information: http://notforsalecampaign.org CB: There are people who would say, “You know, it’s great that NFS is doing what you do, but if you’re not ‘sharing the gospel,’ then you’re not doing the right thing.” How would you respond to that criticism? DB: Our job is to free people to be able to make choices that will determine their destiny.  After they have that freedom, I think there are other parts of the body of Christ that can step in. We acknowledge that there’s more that can put you into bondage than simply the chains around your ankles, and so the process of redemption is a holistic one.  A great example of that is, we have a terrific partnership with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) International, and they don’t want to become an abolitionist organization per se, and we don’t want to be a church-planting organization, but in their church planting around the globe, they are finding people... read more

But They Aren’t Christian: Freedom For Spirits and Situations, Part 1

This blog series is an excerpt from the book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and The Cross. Christian Buckley (http://thinkmoretruth.com/humanitarianjesus.htm) interviews David Batstone, the President and Founder of Not For Sale. He is also co-founder and managing partner of Just Business, an international investment group that incubates social enterprises. He is currently a business professor at the University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry. David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics. This is not the whole interview recorded in Humanitarian Jesus. For more information: http://notforsalecampaign.org CB: How do you define slavery? DB: I define slavery very much in line with the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the notion of involuntary servitude.  It’s not low wages, it’s not environmental conditions; it’s forcing someone to do labor against their will for someone else’s profit.  Really, it parallels directly the situation of the children of Israel in Egypt. God hears their cries and raises up Moses and Aaron to be their redeemers. CB: So it is a “Christian” issue, not just a social issue. DB: The root of true redemption is directly related to slavery. It is to free from whatever binds. Physical slavery really takes away the freedom that God has given each of us. Jesus never says, “I’ve come here simply to redeem your spirit,” but rather, “I’ve come to redeem you as one who has been created in the image of God.” For many of us who live in North... read more

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Ryan Dobson is a well known speaker and author as well as the son of psychologist Dr. James C. Dobson. Ryan has written several books including his most recent manuscript titled Wanting To Believe: Faith, Family, and Finding The Exceptional Life which is set to be released on September 1, 2014. Click here to read more.