From Consultation to Life

By: Kayley Wilson, RN Some weeks it just feels like I answer one abortion-minded Telehealth call after another. Of course, every call and every client situation are uniquely different, but there are some calls where you walk away wondering “What good did I even do?” Sometimes I receive what feels like the wrong end of

Anthropology: What Even Are We?

 “What even are we?” The question is one that, as a former professor of mine once said, “is shallow enough that a toddler can wade in it but deep enough for a scholar to drown.” But it is not just the philosopher or the toddler that has the question set before him. It is a

Swimming Up Stream

If you’ve seen The Chosen, I want you to get into your head the intro scene for a moment. You know the one with the “Walk on Water” song and the fish swimming backwards. I’ve always loved this intro since my family and I started watching the show. I think it speaks to the nature

Stewardship: The First Great Commission

For centuries we have taken the “first great commission” in Gen 1.28 to be fruitful and multiply and to have dominion over the earth in ways that have failed to reflect true stewardship. It is not the purpose of this blog or Assurance to get into the business of Creation Care but, as noted in

Creation: More Than More Than Substance

Sometimes you hear the statement “it’s just a clump of cells” tossed around as a description of the unborn. While at both a scientific and philosophical level this view is problematic, theologically it is completely untenable. And since theology, like science and philosophy, is concerned with the way things actually are (what Dallas Willard calls

Why Life?

At our inaugural Assurance Board Meeting in January, I asked our board to spend some time reflecting around the question “Why are you for (pro) life?” Everyone involved at Assurance comes to this organization with a why but I think it is important to always be going back to that question as often as we

The Most Important Unplanned Pregnancy (A Christmas Devotional)

It may feel like a stereotype for a pregnancy center to put out a Christmas reflection on how Christmas is the result of an unplanned pregnancy. But you wouldn’t believe how often that fact goes over the heads of even the most astute of us. We speak of Jesus’ birth as ‘the immaculate conception’, ‘the