“The Sun Is Rising”: On a Possible Third-Party Presidential Candidate

Because the Hour’s come, and the Man. –Sir Walter Scott It has been a long and dark time, this election season. Christians, of course, have allegiance to no party, but for a good while now, the Republican party has represented at least a portion of what many evangelicals hold to be politically best. Now, however, [Read More…]

7 Steps to Go from the Pro-life Sidelines to the Frontlines

Abortion is a fiercely controverted American issue. Arguments aside, in a piece I just wrote for The Gospel Coalition, I share a few stories from my involvement in a Louisville pro-life ministry that have encouraged me. Here’s one: I and others have seen women leave the abortion facility, tears pouring down their faces as they comprehend [Read More…]

Essay for The Atlantic: When Is a Royal Baby a Fetus?

Here’s the opening from an essay I just wrote for The Atlantic online about the “royal baby” born just a few days ago: This week, as the U.K.’s Prince William and Kate Middleton were expecting their child at any moment, the impending birth received a galaxy’s worth of media coverage. That the child would be heir to [Read More…]

Paisley White and the Invigorating Culture-Shift on Abortion

Get ready for your jaw to drop. This video, on a father’s repentant love for his daughter Paisley, who lives with Down Syndrome, is poleaxing (HT: Eric Metaxas). I said this a few months back: the babies we don’t want today are the ones we most need. In a fast-moving, high-achieving age, we don’t want [Read More…]

Journalist Covering Gosnell Abortion Trial Becomes Pro-Life

I just saw this on Twitter (HT: Tom Peters). Apparently, an unnamed pro-choice reporter covering the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell has become pro-life during the proceedings. The grisly testimony, documented with insight and excellence by World magazine, has–it seems–deeply impacted at least one journalist. Here’s the report: May 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-choice [Read More…]

Evangelical Encouragement: What the Gosnell Groundswell Shows

I don’t know about you, but the groundswell of social media outrage at the lack of media attention to the trial of Kermit Gosnell is one of the most encouraging developments I’ve ever seen in the Internet 2.0 era. If you missed it, the story is basically this: after months of complete inattention to the [Read More…]

Terrence Malick Filmmaking: A Truthful and Beautiful Pro-Life Film

I recently had the opportunity to see the preview of a film called LIFE that took my breath away. You can watch the same preview above; I encourage you to do so. This isn’t your standard evangelical movie. For starters, its look and feel are reminiscent of a Terrence Malick film. That alone caught my [Read More…]

He Smiled on an Ultrasound, and His Life Was Saved

I recently heard about a Louisville event on the global pro-life cause with John Ensor, noted pro-life advocate (author of this short and helpful book). It’s taking place at Immanuel Baptist Church on this coming Saturday, January 19, 2013. Here’s some information from IBC: The Sanctity of Life Saturday event is designed to expose Pastors, lay [Read More…]

The Miracle of Human Life in a Stunning TED Talk

This is, without hyperbole, one of the most remarkable videos I’ve seen.  From Alexandar Tsiaras and unveiled at TED, it shows the miracle of creation (note: some anatomical images).  It is impossible to see something like this and not marvel at God’s design for human life.  Every birth is nothing less than a miracle, on [Read More…]

A Post-Election Letter to Young Evangelicals: Yes, Jesus Is Sovereign–But Suffering Matters

Dear God-loving young evangelical, I want you to know something: I hugely appreciate your confidence in God.  It is deeply heartening to me to see that you are showing firm confidence in the Lord in the wake of the defeat of the pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-religious liberty presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  The [Read More…]


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