I have tried to make it abundantly clear that I am pro-life but that I think many who are in the political pro-life camp are actually hindering the cause.This point came home to me again last week when someone said I was not pro-life when I asked how many new pediatricians were hired to compensate... Continue Reading →
Over the last few weeks we have seen two horrific events in America, a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York and a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. There has also been the leak of a potentially seminal Supreme Court decision that will change the course of abortion discussions in this country. Further, the... Continue Reading →
Toward a Theology of Life: part 2
In my last post I began an explanation of how I approach the topic of abortion (here). In this post I want to trace more of the basis for my views on life and how that influences my life. But with these posts please recognize I am working out my own theology and while I... Continue Reading →
Toward a Theology of Life: part 1
My last post was a reaction to the current news cycle and how abortion has dominated in the headlines (here) and one insightful individual asked about the Christian theology of life that should ultimately guide us as we deal with topics like abortion. I have decided to take on this challenge, in this post I... Continue Reading →
The End of Abortion? Now What?
Abortion has been in the news again lately, first Tim Keller made waves on Twitter with a thread about how Christians treat abortion differently from any other ethical stance (here), and then a leaked report appears to indicate the Supreme Court is going to rule to overturn Roe v Wade (here). I have been, yet... Continue Reading →
Does God work in the Church or the Court?
I think it must have flown under the radar for many folks, but last week the Supreme Court issued two decisions which impacted issues many conservative Christians label as top priorities. In one ruling SCOTUS overturned lower court rulings which had allowed a Texas ban on abortions during the pandemic. What is significant about this... Continue Reading →
Justice for the Unborn.
It is not at all surprising to me that I received push back on my post Pro-Life Values and a Pro-Choice President. I completely expected the typical comments from people identifying as pro-choice saying I was pushing my values on them and pro-life individuals saying I was ignoring abortion. I do not think either of... Continue Reading →
Pro-Life Values and a Pro-Choice President
In the interest of full disclosure: I did not support Mr. Biden in the election in any way. I also specifically refrained from posting this until after the election, lest I be accused of trying to influence the election or support a candidate. For the last four years while Donald Trump has been president, I... Continue Reading →
The Right to Life
I do often write on abortion, but during this time of quarantine I took the time to read Michael Gorman's outstanding book Abortion and the Early Church. I am disappointed that I am just now discovering this book which I think should be near the heart of Christian debates on life. Gorman gives a wonderful... Continue Reading →