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


Real Deficiency

  Scenes that touch on abortion from a pro-life perspective are rare in mainstream Hollywood movies, and therefore worth acknowledging, even celebrating, when they appear. Recently I was watching Creed II, the (believe it or not) seventh sequel in the Rocky series. Like...
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The Vision of the Good

  Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live” (Exodus 1:22). A nation does not have to feel hatred toward children in order to kill them. It is enough simply for them to...
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Lessons From Virginia

Amidst all of the press concerning the proposed abortion bill in Virginia, there were two matters that grabbed my attention, each saying something important about our country. The first was the call by many prominent Democrats for Governor Ralph Northam’s resignation after a...
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The Power of Pro-Life Witness

Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these...
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The Psychology of Evil

He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless; he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net. The helpless are...
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When the Church is silent, we display our true loves (When the Church is Silent, #10 of 10)

  You shall not covet (Exod 20:17).  Defending the vulnerable—the fatherless and the widow—is costly. It is costly because people who profit by oppression will not stand by idly and allow their darkness to be exposed, but will fight back when their interests are threatened....
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When the Church is silent, we support the killing of the vulnerable (When the Church is Silent, #9 of 10)

  You shall not bear false witness (Exod 20:16).   “Verbicide must precede homocide.” The sentence is from Paul Greenberg, an American journalist. What he means is that, in order to do the unthinkable, we must convince ourselves that the unthinkable is acceptable.  We do...
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When the Church is silent, we revisit the sin of slavery. (When the Church is Silent, #8 of 10)

   You shall not steal (Exod 20:15).   The natural bent of the human heart is to possess that which is not ours. James said it well: “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?  You desire and do not have,...
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When the Church is silent, we support sexual immorality (When the Church is Silent, #7 of 10)

 You shall not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14).   Adultery is a gospel matter. How so? Because God made man in His image—male and female (Gen 1:26). Because the union of a husband and a wife is a picture of Christ and the Church (Song of Songs; Eph 5:32-33). Because this is so,...
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When the Church is silent, we incur guilt before God (When the Church is Silent, # 6 of 10)

  You shall not murder (Exod 20:13).   Let’s take for granted the obvious—abortion kills a human baby—and explore what may not be entirely clear—the responsibility that the Church bears in a world of abortion on demand. There is an obscure ritual commanded in the Old Testament,...
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