The Image of God and the Death Penalty

The verdict was not surprising. From the beginning, there wasn’t any question about whether or not he was guilty. Dylann Roof, the gunman who entered the Emanuel AME Church and shot African American church members during a Wednesday evening prayer meeting, had confessed to the crime and, chillingly, showed no remorse. As the jury returned…

The Glory of God in Down’s Syndrome

It turns out that the most dangerous place for a person with Down’s Syndrome is the womb. Studies show that between 67% and 85% of babies who receive a diagnosis that they are likely to have Down syndrome are aborted. While this statistic represents a reduction from the 90% that once dominated the discussion, it…

Pro-Life vs. Quality of Life

This January marks the forty-third anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This anniversary presents a perfect time to reflect upon what it means to have a whole life pro-life outlook, valuing those made in the image of God. We begin today, by working to undermine one of the greatest assaults on human dignity, the “quality of…

Aleppo and the Injustice of Civilian Casualties

Aleppo has fallen, and in its wake, one of the greatest atrocities of our time is coming to light. Pro-Assad forces took control of the city and did so ruthlessly. The United Nations reported “summary killings” by those forces and has accused the Assad regime of war crimes. America’s ambassador to the UN asked those…

I Pray for the Day When the Confederate Flag Disappears

Maybe the past few years have forced us to acknowledge as a nation that race continues to be an issue that we haven’t comprehensively addressed. Perhaps age has granted me perspective so that I can recognize some of my failings in this area; failings that only the Gospel can transform. Whatever the reason, over the…

Technology’s Unfulfilled Promises, Pt 2

Yesterday I explored how technology continually leaves us wanting as it offers a promise it cannot fulfill, an unqualifiedly better life. The problem with the technology wasn’t the technology per se, but the depravity of the people driving and using the technology. But there remains a more sinister side to technological advance, a side where…

Weekly Wrap-Up 11/11

Media Bewilderment After Donald Trump’s sound victory over Hillary Clinton, the media is wondering how they got it so wrong. Apparently they missed the importance of “fly-over country” in their calculations because that is what propelled a Trump win. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/business/media/news-outlets-wonder-where-the-predictions-went-wrong.html?referer= Christians and the Post-Election Culture How do Christians fit in the American landscape after the…

America’s War on Women

The feminist movement was right, in part. American culture is anti-woman. I am not a feminist nor do I support their entire agenda. I do, however, recognize that our culture is becoming increasingly hostile to women. Donald Trump’s comments should cause us to recoil in horror because it represents one of the most egregious examples…

The Idolatry of Physician Assisted Suicide

17 years ago America recoiled in disgust as news of Dr. Jack Kevorkian flooded the media. What was once appalling is now legal in Washington state, Oregon, California, and Vermont. Moreover, physician-assisted suicide (PAs), is on the ballot in Colorado and is being debated by legislatures in Washington D.C. and New York. In a surprising…