Session 1 – Making a Case for Life on Hostile Turf

The three most important words for the pro-life apologist:

  1. Syllogism
  2. Syllogism
  3. Syllogism

Define your terms or get clobbered! | Download Session Notes

Session 3 – Five Bad Ways People Argue About Abortion

They assume rather than argue; they attack rather than argue; they assert rather than argue; the confuse functioning as a human with being a human; and they hide behind the hard cases. | Download Session Notes

Session 4 – The Case Against Relativism

Relativism defined: What’s right and wrong is up to us to decide either individually or as a society. There are no objective standards of morality that we are beholden to independent of personal tastes or culture. | Download Session Notes

Session 5 – Encounter with Dr. Zeke Diversity, Abortion-Advocate

An abortion advocate’s argument that the pro-life position fails the test of reason in 5 key areas: Intuitions, Science, Philosophy, Theology, Sociology. | Download Session Notes

Session 6 – Tactics: What Dr. Zeke Gets Wrong

Dr. Zeke never cited a formal pro-life syllogism and never showed where it went wrong; instead, he just launched into his own presentation. Thus, he did not refute much of anything. | Download Session Notes

Session 7 – Tactics: Handling Objections with Grace and Truth

When you’re under fire, you can get back in the driver’s seat by asking 3 key questions: What do you mean by that? How did you come to that conclusion? And have you considered the implications of your view? | Download Session Notes

Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf

President, Life Training Institute

Scott Klusendorf travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated.
Scott has debated or lectured to student groups at over 80 colleges and universities, including Stanford, USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount Law School, West Virginia Medical School, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech, UC Berkeley, and University of North Carolina.
Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, released in March 2009 by Crossway Books and co-author of Stand for Life released in December 2012 by Hendrickson Publishers. Scott has also published articles on pro-life apologetics in The Christian Research Journal, Clear Thinking, Focus on the Family Citizen, and The Conservative Theological Journal.
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