A Pastor’s Reflections was created in 2015 by Reverend W. Ross Blackburn, Rector of Christ the King, an Anglican Church in Boone, North Carolina, and longtime contributor to the Human Life Review. Now the feature, renamed Pastoral Reflections, will carry contributions from a variety of clerics and religious who, along with Rev. Blackburn, will meditate on abortion and other grave moral transgressions that not only hurt individuals but deform the culture and threaten religious liberty.

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A Breaking and Healing Word

Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice (Psalm 29:4).   Genesis 1 and Psalm 29 are tremendously hopeful passages. In Genesis, the earth is dark and chaotic, and the Lord speaks. And he speaks again, and again, and...
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What belongs to God?

Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s (Matthew 22:21).    One of the things that many of us may not appreciate sufficiently is Jesus’ mind. His toughness and his tenderness are readily apparent...
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Abortion and the Power of Fear

Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him (Exodus 32:1). Idolatry is a serious sin—the most serious sin—in the Bible. But what is it? Why...
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Verbicide and Homicide

  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16)   Verbicide precedes Homicide. The sentence is from Paul Greenberg, a syndicated columnist who writes for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. What he means by it is...
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Pure Religion and Life

  Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22).    Let anyone who is not convinced that defending the life of the vulnerable is a Gospel mandate read James. Much like Isaiah, who called out the hypocrisy of...
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The Nature of the Battle

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).   For those who...
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