Category: Theology For Life

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death

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 they have a choice to choose what is best for them. What this viewpoint fails to consider is that choices...

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Helping Adoptive Parents

I 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 as I saw their pain and their...

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

“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, death began its tyrannical reign. As a...

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

Speaking 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 opinions and genuinely believe their position to...

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Abortion as a Form of Discrimination: Why It Ought to Be Unthinkable

The purpose of this article is to argue that the unborn, from the moment of conception, have a right to life that is on the same level as infants, children, and adults. An induced abortion [1] at any stage, therefore, is a form of discrimination that ought to be simply as unthinkable to our society as slavery and genocide. Indeed, our society’s permissiveness toward abortion is nothing short of hypocritical when placed next to its passion for “political correctness”. In a society where so many run eagerly to show sensitivity towards the “rights” of nearly every special interest group,...

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