It makes sense. Illegal drugs should be criminalized. Period. The harsher a society is on drug use and drug dealing, the fewer problems it will have. Right? Not necessarily. As long as there are buyers, there will be producers. And as long as people experience pain and trauma, they will seek ways to numb it. Christina Dent is a politically conservative Christian who supported criminalizing drugs until she became a foster parent and saw the negative effects up close. She researched why drug-related harm isn’t decreasing and became convinced it’s because the criminal justice system is the wrong tool for addressing drugs. Check out more about Christina’s work at https://www.enditforgood.com/aboutSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.
Christina Dent, Founder and President of End It For Good, a conservative nonprofit advocating a health-centered approach to drugs rather than a criminal justice approach. Christina lives in Mississippi and changed her own mind about how to best handle drugs after she became a foster parent. She started End It For Good several years ago to invite others to learn and consider changing their minds too so we can save lives, preserve families, and strengthen communities. Today, Christina shares how she survived a literal train wreck, the loving mom who challenged her views of drug addiction, and starting End It For Good to educate others on the issue. Christina’s story reminds us that the grace of God heals our deepest needs. Listen to Christina’s story now! Stories Christina shared: Leading End it For Good Growing up in a Christian home in Mississippi Giving her life to Christ at a Christian camp at 9 Family devotions and how that influenced her Experiencing a train wreck in Chicago Her parent’s cancer diagnosis How the suffering shaped her Meeting a mother and child through foster care The problems with our cultural narrative about drugs Why it’s easier to “otherize” people Researching to find a better way to handle drugs The three ways that prohibition of drugs harms people Understanding the reasons why people use drugs What your church can do to help Great quotes from Christina: I want my life to matter. If it’s short or if it’s long, I want to be faithful. Her struggle with addiction is not a lack of love for her son. This is not a criminal issue. What a tragedy it would be to take this son from a mother who dearly loves him. We’re using trauma to fix a problem made worse fundamentally by trauma. The criminal justice system is not the right tool for a complex medical crisis like drug addiction. Resources we mentioned: End It For Good 2 Minutes Chasing the Scream (The Opposite of Addiction is Connection) by Johann Hari Related episodes: Shari Malott and Fighting for Hope Rob Decker Discovers God’s Tenderness for Him Craig Greenfield and Good News for the Poor The post Christina Dent and Compassion for Others appeared first on Eric Nevins.
Christina Dent is a politically conservative Christian who supported criminalizing drugs until she became a foster parent and saw the negative effects up close. In 2017, she began hosting book discussions in her home state of Mississippi using Johann Hari’s book “Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.” Those discussions grew to hundreds of people which led to End It For Good becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019. Christina leads End It For Good from the same passion that led her to foster care – helping children, families, and communities thrive. Christina discusses the bases for why drugs should be legalized. Among these are the current ineffectiveness of the current system, the added destruction that it causes, and the hope of getting a better control over its effects. She points out that she is not advocating drug use but advocating approaches to drugs that prioritize life and the opportunity to thrive. Philip Sharp discusses the topic of drug addiction in our country and our approaches to dealing with it. He is not fully sold on the idea of open legalization but believes there is need for reform in some things that we do. In the end, Philip still believes that any approach without Jesus will be horribly flawed, simple as that may sound.
Christina Dent: How Becoming a Foster Parent Changed My Views on the Best Way to Fight Drugs
The ChurchLeaders Podcast
Get notes on this podcast here: https://churchleaders.com/podcast/385855-christina-dent-fight-drugs.html "I thought a mom who used drugs when she was pregnant must not love her child," says Christina Dent, "[but then] I saw this mother who loved her son just as much as I loved my three sons, this fierce love, this desperate desire to do the right thing." ► Listen on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-churchleaders-podcast/id988990685?mt=2 ► Listen on GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iycvfoqhkk6saen2hsbjw6yuz24 Connect with ChurchLeaders Online! ChurchLeaders brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on faith, ministry and leading the church. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive content. Visit the ChurchLeaders Website: https://churchleaders.com Find ChurchLeaders on Facebook: https://facebook.com/churchleaders Follow ChurchLeaders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChurchLead Follow ChurchLeaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/churchlead/ Follow ChurchLeaders on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/churchleaders/
In this episode I talk with Christina Dent about her journey changing her mind about drug policy and starting a non-profit to promote alternatives to the criminal justice approach. We also talk about LSD and how changing your mind can feel like losing your faith. Guest Plugs End It For Good - https://www.enditforgood.com/ End It For Good Podcast - https://www.enditforgood.com/podcast End the War on Drugs for Good | Christina Dent | TEDxJackson - https://youtu.be/V263dVJZlqs Show Notes How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan - https://michaelpollan.com/books/how-to-change-your-mind/ Bruce Alexander - https://www.brucekalexander.com/ Chasing the Scream By Johann Hari - https://chasingthescream.com/ Episode 16: Addiction and Recovery with Christina Gibson - https://wdtatpodcast.com/16 In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate - https://drgabormate.com/book/in-the-realm-of-hungry-ghosts/ Support the Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/wdtatpodcast Leave us a voicemail! https://www.speakpipe.com/wdtatpodcast Email your feedback to email@example.com Follow us: Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/wdtatpodcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wdtatpodcast/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/wdtatpodcastSpecial Guest: Christina Dent.Support We Don't Talk About That with Lucas LandLinks:The IconocastJesus Radicals
Founder of End It For Good, Christina Dent joins us to discuss the challenge of implementing harm reduction strategies in conservative places. She is well known for her TedX Talk in Jackson, Mississippi and other appearances in the drug policy reform movement. Learn more about her work at www.enditforgood.com. Support this podcast and harm reduction in South Carolina at www.challengesinc.org
Is it time to end the war on drugs? Peter Hitchens vs Christina Dent. Plus William Lane Craig and Amy Orr Ewing on God, atheism and Covid 19
Peter Hitchens and Christina Dent, two Christians with very different views on drug legalisation, debate whether or not decriminalisation is the way to combat drug abuse. Justin also chats with Christian thinkers William Lane Craig and Amy Orr-Ewing about their response to Coronavirus and atheist critiques of Christianity. For Peter Hitchens’ book ‘The War We Never Fought’ https://www.amazon.com/War-Never-Fought-Establishments-Surrender/dp/1472939387 For Christina Dent www.enditforgood.com For William Lane Craig www.reasonablefaith.org For Amy Orr-Ewing https://www.rzim.org/speakers/amy-orr-ewing Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable/ For more faith debates and extra resources visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Join the conversation: Facebook and Twitter Get the MP3 Podcast of Unbelievable? Via RSS or Via Itunes
Ep 163: A Conservative Case for Drug Legalization, with Christina Dent
The Libertarian Christian Podcast
The case against the drug war is pretty strong for libertarians, but many conservatives are just waking up to the harm drug prohibition and criminalization have brought onto millions of lives. Christina Dent joins us to share her story from being a Christian political conservative against drug legalization to a Christian political conservative in favor of drug legalization. Her organization, End It For Good, is an education and advocacy organization working to end our criminal approach to drugs and shift to a health-centered one. Audio Production by Podsworth Media.
Ep. 29 - Interview: Christina Dent on Now.See.Hear. Podcast with Jack Criss - Why drugs?
End It For Good
End It For Good's Christina Dent joins the Now.See.Hear. podcast with Jack Criss for a special guest podcast, to discuss why the issue of how we approach drugs is so important, and what changed her mind on it.