The scandal of 6 million abortions to save the lives of 143 women

In the UK we have a peculiar form of hypocrisy about abortion.  When the law allowing abortion was passed (note to my American readers, this was passed by an act of parliament, not a ruling of unelected  judges)  it was argued that abortion was needed to save the lives of women.  Even the most traditional pro-life Christians would agree that if there is truly a risk to the life of a woman (eg a ruptured ectopic pregnancy) then abortion should be allowed.  Really it should probably not even be cal … [Read more...]

Killing newborn babies is perfectly logical – after birth abortion

Ethicists in the British Medical Journal have seriously and chillingly argued that what they call after birth abortions should be legal whenever an abortion in the womb would have been. As this article from the Daily Mail points out this argument fatally undermines the case for abortion itself:"Ill come to why her argument is so important in a moment. First, the facts steel yourself - this is grim. Francesca Minerva, from Melbourne University and sometime of our very own Oxford, and her … [Read more...]

Would Steve Jobs have been a victim of abortion if conceived today? A testimony to human potential and the value of adoption

There is no question in my mind that Steve Jobs played an immense role in shaping society's attitude to technology.  I think it would be hard for anyone to argue against the idea that the world is a better place because of what he contributed.  Human beings have incredible potential to leave a lasting impact for good.It seems to me, reading this following piece on how and why Steve Jobs was adopted at birth, that today he might well have been at risk of never making it into the world.  What a w … [Read more...]

Now It Is Time To Pray for President Obama

Much of the world is rejoicing today. Even with the profound differences Christians have with Obama over abortion, surely we can still rejoice that in a nation where slavery and segregation are not too distant memories, a non-Caucasian will be in the White House.We can and we should be glad that this change may well lead to a reduction in the racial tensions experienced in that great nation. Who can really claim that there is still an absolute and unchanging glass ceiling when Obama just smashed … [Read more...]

US Presidential Election Coverage

I don't intend to cover the US election here in any detail. But I thought I should point you in a few directions if you are interested. One thing that has always puzzled UK evangelicals like me is why US politics is so polarized, with so few evangelicals voting Democratic. If you want a clear explanation as to why this is, Justin Taylor explains evangelical concerns about Obama in quite simply the most clear way I have ever seen, while interacting with John Piper's views, with which, in some … [Read more...]

Abortion Survivor Gianna Jessen

I received an email highlighting a video on youtube of Gianna Jessen who survived an abortion. Her story and advocacy of the rights of the unborn is compelling. More from Wikipedia or Gianna's official site. Part One … [Read more...]

SERMON – Driscoll at Jubilee Church, London, on Loving the City (Jeremiah 29)

A City in a CityYesterday at Jubilee we were privileged to have Mark Driscoll here with us. This is the first time he remembers preaching in another church in many years. You can dowload the sermon or listen to it right here:Incidentally, Tim Chester has shared his notes from one of the sessions of the Dwell Conference and plans to share from one of the others. I will post notes and video from the rest of the sessions from this Acts 29 day conference over the next few days. I also have video … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Mark Driscoll on the Missional Church

Terry began by recommending the outstanding biography of John Newton written by Jonathan Aitkin. I have listened to the CD version and enjoyed it immensely. I join Terry in commending it strongly to you. Terry also recommended two books by Christopher Wright on being missional.Mark Driscoll began by returning to the marks of a spirit-filled church. He again explained to us that he believes we have been faithful in the mission. He feels, however, that perhaps we could see more fruitfulness. He is … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living for the Good of Others – Philippians 2

Here are some notes from the sermon I preached this past Sunday at Jubilee Church in Enfield Cineworld. You can download the audio or listen to it online in the following player:I began by sharing the story of a mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and refused the abortion she was offered in order to give the gift of life to her daughter.She told her husband, "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."Said her husband after she had died, "She knew all too well she didn't have long … [Read more...]

An E-mail From A Reader About Abortion

I was glad to receive this e-mail from a regular reader who disagrees with some of what I said recently about abortion and Gordon Brown's position. Dear Adrian,As a regular reader of your blog, I am pleased that you are highlighting the issue of abortion. You may also be interested in this video of Peter Saunders.However, I disagree with you about whether this should be party political issues.You said — "This is based on the fundamental principle that the people of the UK do not elect parties, t … [Read more...]


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