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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Worship in a Culture of Death

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips (Psalm 16:4). What is meant exactly by the above verse is not entirely clear. Were the drink...
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Learning to See

  Do you see this woman? (Luke 7:44).   In the Gospel lesson cited above there are three people. There is the woman, “a woman of the city, who was a sinner,” a woman who wept at the feet of Jesus, and anointed him there. Then there is...
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Press On

  And the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus” (1 Kings 19:15a). It’s a bad day when one is called to be a prophet. Isaiah was sent to an unresponsive people (Isaiah 6:9-10). Jeremiah was told he would...
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When Questions Confuse

Galatians 1:11-24 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace… (Galatians 1:15). The Collect for last Sunday is as follows: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think...
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What We Refuse to Know: Mark 11:27-33

  So they answered Jesus, “We do not know” (Mark 11:33). Sometimes we don’t know things because we don’t know them. Sometimes we don’t know things because we don’t want to know them. Sometimes we trifle with the things that we should take...
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Can a Nation Repent? Jonah 3:1-10

  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).   Two things we know. First, that over 50 million babies have been...
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