“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


I have retired from public speaking but I've taken on a new project. Over the past year, I've written a pro-Life movie script loosely upon the events of my life. What am I going to do with it? Well, the next step is to find finances and expertise to produce it. That's my next task. I leave it in God's hands. See the story outline below.


Story outline
Mark Davis Pickup

This is a story about a couple’s journey through the tragedies of abortion and catastrophic disability. It is a story about love’s capacity to convict human hearts of sin, transcend regrets, grief, despair and defeat to find purpose and meaning in the value of life. It is a love story based, in part, upon my life.

Now, as an old man, I have written a screenplay loosely based on those experiences and the power of God's
love to transcend it all.  The script has the working title of “JOURNEY TOWARD LOVE.” It straddles 2 genres: Christian and Romance. The story spans nearly 5 decades (1969-2018).  JOURNEY TOWARD LOVE is a pro-Life story.

It follows the fictional lives of Dan and Laura Fraser from teenage lovers through the heartbreak of abortion and trials of their marriage after Dan develops multiple sclerosis.  Dan and Laura struggle to accept their new lives with his severe disability. At the same time, they see a slow North American drift toward assisted suicide and euthanasia acceptance for the sick and disabled. Dan becomes convinced he must speak against it. He and Laura travel across Canada and America speaking to politicians, schools, universities, churches, community groups, warning about the perils to the incurably ill and disabled (like Dan). Dan becomes weaker as his multiple sclerosis progresses until he is bedridden.  He loses everything, except love.  And yet, in the end, Dan and Laura are at peace with God and themselves. They discover, through their relationship with Jesus Christ, that the only thing that really matters in life is love (both human and divine). Laura continues to take the message to anyone who will listen that every life is sacred from conception to natural death.

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