Dr. Ross Blackburn has been ordained for 20 years and has served as Rector for Christ the King for the past 10. He earned a Master of Divinity at Trinity School for Ministry, and a PhD in biblical studies at the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland. He and his wife Lauren have been married for 23 years and have five children.
As a member of Anglicans for Life’s Board of Directors, Dr. Blackburn is a regular contributor to AFL’s Lectionary Life App series, and writes for the Human Life Review as well as  Christian Publications.


March for Life 2022: Signs of our Times

Many have bemoaned that we have become a Twitter culture, where slogans have taken the place of argument.  I am one of them.  But, as they say,  it is what it is.  And, slogans can be revealing as well. Let me suggest a simple experiment.  If you want to explore the character of...
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Herod Revisited

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him (John 3:17).  During Christmas week the church commemorates the Feast of the Holy Innocents, honoring the infant victims of Herod’s effort to wipe out the...
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Why He Came

  “I believe in Christianity,” C.S. Lewis said, “as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Lewis’s claim is stunning. It is in Christ, and through Christ, that the world makes sense. Apart from Christ, the world...
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Grieving With Hope

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1...
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Truth Has Stumbled

  Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter (Isaiah 59:14).  “My body, my choice” has been chanted by abortion advocates for as long as I can remember. So it is somewhat jarring, at...
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The Logic of Abortion

Love must be learned. Which is why there is no better example of love in our world than that of mothers, who both love and learn to love by giving themselves to another—often at great cost. It is also why pro-choice culture is so deeply destructive. For a culture that is all...
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Adoption and Calling

  You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’  The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, the heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ … (Romans 8:15-17).    Callings come in (at...
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Oppression in the Name of Equality

  The Equality Act (H.R.5), which attaches sexual orientation and gender identity to civil rights laws, would be devastating if implemented. Not necessarily for the church, for despite the threat to religious liberty it poses, the church will press on. The Lord has always...
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False and Faithful Witness

For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree (Mark 14:59).  The chief priests knew what they wanted to do. The problem was how to justify it. It didn’t help that the testimonies against Jesus didn’t line up. But that’s the way of false witness....
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After January 5th

The call of the church is to transcend the “myopias and smallnesses” of our present circumstances.
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