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


When the Church is silent, we lie about God’s character (When the Church is Silent #3 of 10)

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain (Exod 20:7).   “My walk is a public one. My business is in the world; and I must mix in the assemblies of men, or quit the post which Providence seems to...
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When the Church is silent, we forsake the worship of God (When the Church is Silent #2 of 10)

You shall have no other gods before me . . . You shall not make for yourself a carved image . . . You shall not bow down to them or serve them . . . (Exodus 20:3-6). The first commandment in the Decalogue concerns worship, forbidding the worship of anything apart from God alone....
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When the Church is silent, we have forgotten who we are (When the Church is Silent #1 of 10)

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery (Exod 20:2). The Lord constantly reminds His people of who He is. In the Old Testament, the Lord instituted the Passover as an annual reminder that He delivered Israel from slavery. In...
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New life through snow trust

Life in Crisis

Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy” (Psalm 86:1). Years ago, pregnancy care centers were typically called “crisis pregnancy centers.” I am not sure why most centers dropped the term “crisis,” but I suspect it had something to do with letting women...
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We Want What We Want

One evening in 1787 a young English M.P. pored over papers by candlelight in his home beside the Houses of Parliament. Wilberforce had been asked to propose the Abolition of the Slave Trade although almost all Englishmen thought the Trade necessary, if nasty, and that economic...
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The Slide to Abortion

Perhaps you know this Old Testament story (2 Samuel 11). King David, on his roof after a nap, spied a married woman, Bathsheba, bathing on her own roof below. Admiring her beauty, he sent for her and lay with her. Shortly afterward, Bathsheba sent the king word that she was...
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Cecile Richards

The Business of Bribery

   Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say “Amen” (Deuteronomy 27:25).   It is hard to imagine anyone objecting to the Old Testament forbidding bribery in the service of murder. One would think such a law would be axiomatic in...
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Woven by God

  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the...
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Rest in Peace Alfie Evans: Matters Sacred and Irreversible

Most who read this will know that 2-year-old Alfie Evans, who suffered from a mysterious neuro-degenerative disease, died last week, the UK Supreme Court having ordered life support be removed and, despite the desires of Alfie’s parents, forbidding him to receive treatment...
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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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