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


Grand Bargaining No, Rethinking Yes

What We Say, What We Mean

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue (Psalm 52:4). A failed abortion. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our language betrays what we really mean. The term for this is parapraxis, also known as a Freudian slip. Dictionary.com defines parapraxis as “a slip of the...
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The Cost of Independence: A Christmas Meditation

  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger (Luke 2:12). Why does the Church make so much of the birth of Jesus? We don’t know anything about, for instance, the young life of Elijah or Noah or Abraham, all of whom...
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An Open Hand

  “For [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five...
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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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Hope or Joy or Crown of Boasting

1 Thessalonians 2:9-20 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20). I serve on the board of a pregnancy care center, which means I am familiar with the work that goes...
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Walking in a Wide Place

I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts (Psalm 119:45). When children are young, it is unusual for parents to give reasons for their rules. What youngsters need is to hear the command and readily comply. A child must learn to stay away from electrical...
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The Lord Delights in Repentance

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it (Jonah 3:10). The book of Jonah doesn’t specifically recount which sins of the Ninevites caused the Lord to send a word of...
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Guess How Much I Love You

  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him (Psalm 103:11). Our family has a children’s book called Guess How Much I Love You, written nearly 25 years ago by Sam McBratney. A sweet and timeless tale, it recounts...
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Our Bodies, Our Minds

  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may...
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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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