Category: Theology For Life

Jesus’ Growth in Knowledge and Wisdom

Orthodox Christians affirm that Jesus is God and possesses deity equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. That is, the three persons of the Trinity share in the same divine essence and thus the same divine attributes. Some of these divine attribute are classified as incommunicable in that only the Godhead (the three persons of the Trinity) possess them and they cannot be shared with, or possessed by, non-deity (humans). These incommunicable attributes include omnipotence (all-powerful), omnipresent (all-present), eternality (with no beginning or end), unchangeableness (His essential nature does not change) and omniscience (all-knowing). Since Jesus shares the...

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Standing for Life in a Culture of Death

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadTo download or view the the issue as a PDF please click on: Standing for Life in a Culture of Death  Few issues are as volatile and as least understood as the issue of abortion. People today on the pro-choice side of the debate make two arguments. The first is that they are autonomous individuals, therefore, able to make choices that only impact their own lives. This view has many problems with it, but the second viewpoint, the emotional argument, is even more prevalent on this issue. In both views, people argue...

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Helping Adoptive Parents

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadI was speaking at a conference on my book, After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption (Cruciform Press, 2014). I was talking openly and transparently about my wife’s and my struggles as adoptive parents, our failures, and our hopes. As I did, there were 4 or 5 women who wept throughout the session. Their husbands sat there, trying to comfort them, while they held back tears. After I was done, I was approached by some of them, asking me the familiar questions, with broken hearts. My own heart broke...

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The Center of Pro-Life Conviction: Adoption, Abortion, and the Holy Embryo

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | Download“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” —Galatians 4:4-6 Connecting the Two Related A’s: Adoption and Abortion God’s work of adoption, from its pre-temporal beginning to its earth-renewing climax, is as pro-life as it gets. When sin broke into the world through Adam’s rebellion,...

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Speaking About Life: Ministering to Those Facing an Abortion and Helping the Church Be About Life

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSpeaking About Life: Ministering to Those Facing an Abortion and Helping the Church Be About Life Few issues are as talked about as the issue of an abortion or as least understood as abortion. Life is important and special, since the Lord God breathed life into Adam, and into the lives of every human being since. Abortion is murder because the Lord breathes His life into every human, whom He created in His image and likeness. Abortion is an issue of worldviews as people from across the political, religious, theological, and philosophical spectrum have divergent...

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