Category Archives: Abortion

Sanctity of Life Sunday 2

I hadn’t planned on writing anything this Sunday. I wrote about the evil of abortion a year ago on Sanctity of Life Sunday. You can read that article here. I am not going to repeat that post. I spent the morning at my church where our pastor preached from Proverbs 24:10-12 and Psalm 8 regarding abortion. You can find Pastor David Sunday’s message here. (As of the published time of this post, the message is not up yet, but should be up shortly at the link provided.)

I had to write today, though, after reading an opinion article published in today Chicago Tribune’s Perspective section by Sara Paretsky. I found it very disappointing that the Tribune would publish such a radical opinion on abortion without a corresponding pro-life piece, but maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. I have never heard of Ms. Paretsky before, but her opinion piece made it very clear she is a staunch supporter of abortion on demand as a vital woman’s right. She refers to pro-lifers as zealots in her piece and references “6,000 acts of terror [that] have been committed against clinics, patients and staff since 1973.” The irony is striking. Especially considering the 50 million unborn children murdered since 1973. And that’s just in the United States. Continue reading

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Sanctity of Life Sunday, 2011

Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday, so I sensed an urge to write my first blog post here at “By the Brook Cherith” even though the site is not fully complete. I was reading a free chapter online of For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper, ed. Sam Storms and Justin Taylor [Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010] posted by Justin Taylor. The title of the chapter is “Abortion is About God: Piper’s Passionate, Prophetic Pro-Life Preaching.” In my reading I was led to a sermon preached by Pastor John Piper in 1993, right around the inauguration of President Clinton.  His sermon was from the text of 1 Peter 2:13-17. Continue reading

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