Dr. Ross Blackburn has been ordained for twenty years and has served as Rector of Christ the King for the past ten. He earned a Master of Divinity at Trinity School for Ministry, and a PhD in Biblical Studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He and his wife Lauren have been married for twenty-three years and have five children.

For the last few years, Rev. Blackburn has been a regular contributor to the Human Life Review’s website. His column, titled A Pastor’s Reflections, is an ongoing meditation on how the grave transgression of abortion hurts not only individuals but the culture, which both influences their behavior and is shaped by it.

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A Prayer for the Vulnerable

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to pray, and we are helped by the words of others. The following is a prayer for the vulnerable, particularly the unborn, taken from Psalm 35. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with t...
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The Trick of Life

  Once in a while, I come across a quotation that clears away the fog and threatens to fundamentally reorient my thinking. I had such a moment recently, reading an excerpt from a letter written by a father to his 18-year-old adopted son. Here it...
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A Beautiful Problem

Our family has a dear friend, Hannah, a young woman in her late twenties who moved to Moscow to learn the Russian language roughly six weeks before the country went on lockdown due to COVID-19. Her host family has made her feel welcome, but...
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The Cost of Courage

  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Recently, I read a column in the National Review about three missing journalists who had dared to report on the unfolding coronavirus crisis...
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COVID-19 and Abortion: Why Are We Concerned?

  I write this from my home in North Carolina, not having seen (in person) anyone outside of my family (except the postman) for almost two weeks. Our governor has issued a stay-at-home order for April. Like many other places in the country,...
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When Wisdom Serves Evil

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made (Genesis 3:1). Before proceeding with this short reflection, let me acknowledge that those who perpetrate evil do not always intend to do so. It is...
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