A fantastic contrast is displayed in Isaiah 46: the difference between carrying around man-made gods or realizing that God Himself carries mankind through history. God’s people realize that God alone is Lord and that we are dependent wholly upon Him. He cares for us, and He carries us. He bears our burdens. He begins the... Continue Reading →
Christians Should Be Politically Active
In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell "Slaughter-gate" trial (and the appalling disinterest of many), there is a need for Christians to be reminded of our function as a pillar and support of the truth--a reminder of our calling to be salt and light in an otherwise dead and listless world. The post below... Continue Reading →
Abortion and the Death Penalty: Is There Any Consistency to a Pro-Life Position?
The charge is often leveled that Pro-life Christians are inconsistent in their position on protecting the sanctity of human life. On the one hand, Pro-lifers are quick to pronounce a "fetus" a human life worthy of protection, while, on the other hand, they will pronounce a murderer worthy of death and say that the... Continue Reading →
Royal Babies, Abortion, and Birth Defects: Why Are We So Confused?
My friend Denny Burk asked an incredibly insightful question: Why don’t we call it the royal fetus? The remark, of course, was in reference to Prince William and his lovely bride Kate Middleton, who are—as we used to say—“with child.” They are expecting. But what are they expecting? Well, they are not expecting... Continue Reading →
Does the Bible Condemn Abortion?
I hear a common refrain from those who favor abortion. It usually goes something like, "The Bible is silent on abortion," or "the Bible never condemns abortion." Is this true? Is it true that the Bible does not speak to abortion? On the surface it appears true that the bible does not condemn abortion. There... Continue Reading →
Women Are Dying from “Safe, Legal” Abortions
Who hasn't heard the horror stories of coat hangers, toilets, and back-alley butchers? One of the major arguments in favor of passing Roe in 1973 was the promise that women would no longer be butchered or mutilated in the process of ridding their bodies of unwanted babies. Now, after Roe, all abortions would supposedly be... Continue Reading →
Election 2012: A Sad Nightmare but Steady Hope
I went to bed late but arose early, hoping against all hope that my waking would prove the nightmare of President Obama’s reelection to have been just a bad dream. But it was not a bad dream; it was a bad reality, a sad statement about the soul of our once great nation. I am... Continue Reading →
Yes, America, There Are Pro-life Democrats
Are there any pro-life Democrats left in America? After the Democrat cave-in which came during the passage of Obamacare, and after the concomitant HHS mandate requiring contraception and abortifacient drugs be covered by all health insurance programs, the answer would seem to be an emphatic, “No!” The national platform of the Democrat party calls more... Continue Reading →
Christians Should Fight Obamacare (and the HHS Mandate)
The Family Research Council is calling on Christians to pray for those who are filing lawsuits against the Health and Human Services mandate. The mandate—which is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)--states that all employers must provide “preventative” care to all women. The word “preventative” must be put in quotes because... Continue Reading →
Islam and Abortion: Are Muslims Pro-life?
Although in Islam there are debates about the nature of Jihad and legitimacy of carrying out attacks in the name of Allah, there is not that much of a debate about whether Muslims ought to practice abortion. The general consensus is that abortion is haram, forbidden. The reason offered for the prohibition against abortions is... Continue Reading →
Democrats Shunning Christians and Christianity in Charlotte
There was a much-hyped Muslim prayer rally sanctioned and embraced by the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte. (Pre-rally hype estimated participants exceeding 20,000. Apparently, only 200 or so showed up). Muslims were invited and welcomed by the DNC. Christians were shunned. Much has been made of the difficulty the DNC has had believing in God... Continue Reading →
What Are Savior Siblings? 3 Concerns We Must Address
(The following blog first appeared under the title Savior Siblings and Septic Sons.) “Unto Us, a Savior Is Born in France,” such is the triumphant tone of the science headlinesfrom across the pond in France, where the latest “savior sibling” has arrived. He is a healthy baby boy, weighing in at just over 8 lbs. The... Continue Reading →
The Chicken and the (fertilized) Egg: Why Chick-fil-A Is Not the Story of the Day
On a day when cultural crusaders are appreciating Chick-fil-A for the statement made by Dan Cathy in support of traditional marriage, other concerned Americans are heartily bemoaning the implementation of the HHS mandate in Obamacare. Whereas many see the swelling support for Chick-fil-a as a ray of hope for the future of freedom, a few... Continue Reading →
Blind Unbelief: China and Chen Guangcheng
“Blind unbelief is sure to err…” so penned William Cowper in his final and perhaps most poignant hymn, composed in 1774. Of course, Cowper wrote from a Christian perspective and, though he suffered terribly from depression, he understood that God’s ordering of and teleological purposes for creation would always prove wise and good in the... Continue Reading →
Simple Concepts Concerning Life
In memory of the 50 million Americans lost since the dreadful Roe v. Wade decision, I wrote a poem for a competition hosted by the Manhattan Declaration (you can read it here). The point of the poem is simply this: A little girl in the womb has no guarantee of liberty or the pursuit of... Continue Reading →