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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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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