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Anglicans gathered together to strategize, motivate, and mobilize our Church for life-based outreach. The Life Summit 2016 brought great teaching, testimonies, and opportunities to network around both beginning and end-of-life issues.
Click on the links below to watch these superb presentations, most of which are fifteen to twenty minutes each. You can also click here to watch the videos on the AnglicanTV Channel on YouTube.
The Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer speaks on scripture and the sanctity of life. Dr. Packer became Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Regent College in 1979. In 1989, he was installed as the first Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology. In 1996, he became Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology. J.I. Packer has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America, and is a frequent contributor to theological periodicals. He is a member of the Editorial Council of Christianity Today. He was General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, published in Fall 2001.
John Stonestreet elaborates on the call God extends to Christians to get involved in changing the world. John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is the co-host with Eric Metaxas of BreakPoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the voice of The Point, a daily national radio feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues. He also serves as a Senior Content Advisor for Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN).
Beginning of Life Topics
Carol A. Clews explains the role of pregnancy centers in helping pregnant women and shows how church can get involved. She is the Director, Center for Pregnancy Concerns.
Dr. Kirsten Ball talks about her work with the Best Choice Mobile Ultrasound and Pregnancy Resource Center RV. Dr. Kirsten Ball is an internist in Arlington, Virginia.
The Rev. Peggy Means speaks on the different types of abortion aftercare programs and shares her own abortion testimony. The Rev. Peggy Means is Assistant Rector of St. James Anglican Church (Pittsburgh, PA), and works full time as a clinical manager with Bayada Home Health Care.
David Bereit discusses his experience with 40 Days for Life, an international outreach, centered around prayer and fasting with the goal to end abortion, He is the National Director of 40 Days for Life.
Zina Hackworth talks about the Mother/Daughter outreach she started to address teen issues in partnership with parents. She is the founder of "This Race Will Self-Destruct," a mother-daughter abstinence, pro-life workshop.
Julie Kresal speaks on how to help those dealing with pregnancy loss through miscarriage and stillbirth, as well as infertility issues. She joined the Elizabeth Ministry pastoral team in September of 2014.
End of Life Topics
William Saunders speaks on choices, abuse, and solutions to legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. He is Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life (AUL).
J.J. Hanson shares his testimony as a victim of the same cancer as Brittany Maynard, who took her own life. J.J.'s testimony speaks of choosing to fight the disease. He is president of the Patients Rights Action Fund.
Cristen Krebs speaks on the role of hospice and growing concerns of for-profit hospice and cost-cutting services. She is the Executive Director of of Catholic Hospice in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Allen H. Roberts II brings a physician's perspective on the end of life issues. Dr. Allen H Roberts II is a professor at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and Medical Director of the Surgical ICU at Georgetown University Hospital.
Jo Tolck discusses advanced directives, physician orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST) and how death can be imposed using real life scenarios. She is Executive Director at Human Life Alliance, an international pro-life organization based in Minneapolis, MN.
The Rev. Georgette Forney talks about the practical ways for church members to advocate, educate and minister to others dealing with aging and dying. She is the president of Anglicans for Life.
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