In the midst of the carnival-like atmosphere of the 2016 election cycle, evangelicals run the risk of allowing one thing to slip their attention: Hillary Clinton’s enthusiastic acceptance of Planned Parenthood’s endorsement and Planned Parenthood’s heightened efforts to expand its abortive territory.
In light of Planned Parenthood’s aspirations to recruit and train “tens of thousands” of persons to further its mission, how should evangelicals respond? In short, we should continue to seek both legal reform and cultural renewal, and should do so not only by articulating the Bible’s teaching about human dignity but also by enumerating the ways abortion corrupts society.
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Recently I received a letter from a college student who had registered for a course in “reproductive rights” at a nearby university. Having recently become a Christian, he was revisiting the pro-choice position he’d held up until this point. In the letter, he asked for my evaluation of the pro-choice position. Given the fact that [ Read More ]
Recently, President Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement that aims to counteract global warming by reducing carbon emissions. He did so, according to U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, even though he believes climate change is real and is caused in part by pollutants. The response to [ Read More ]
In 1998, at the age of 24, I left the United States for the first time in order to become a university instructor in Kazan, Russia. Kazan is a breathtakingly beautiful city that is best known internationally for having been the home, for a short while, of both Lenin and Tolstoy. It is also a cultural [ Read More ]
When we ask the question, “What is a Christian view of politics?” we can be tempted to jump straight to party platforms and policy issues. That is, of course, how the conversation proceeds on the radio shows and cable news networks: “What is a Christian perspective on immigration reform?” “Why do Christians oppose abortion but [ Read More ]
Earlier this week, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail reported that a Dutch family had to hold down their mother, as she fought against being euthanized by her doctor. The (now deceased) patient’s case will be reviewed by the Dutch Courts to determine if doctors can be brought to trial for euthanizing a patient “in [ Read More ]
Pro-Life Week 2017 Panel Discussion (Bruce Ashford, Trillia Newbell, Amber Lehman, Stephen Wade) This week is “Pro-Life Week 2017” at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here at Southeastern, we promote a whole-life pro-life ethic. Unborn lives matter. Born lives matter. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. White lives matter. Over the course of the year at [ Read More ]
By: Bruce Ashford, Alan Cross Erick’s parents brought him from Mexico to the United States when he was only two years old. He grew up in America and did not know that he was an undocumented immigrant until he was a teenager. He has no memory of Mexico, speaks perfect English, and graduated from a [ Read More ]
I entered the conservative movement when I was in college during the 1990s. I participated in College Republicans, listened to Rush Limbaugh, and wanted to be actively involved in public life as a conservative. To make things more interesting, I also became a devoted evangelical Christian during this time. At first, I was very comfortable [ Read More ]
Here are seven pro-life books and articles I recommend to pastors, medical practitioners, counselors, and students who wish to gain a better understanding of the pro-life case against abortion. I will describe each resource and then rank its level of difficulty on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most difficult. A Level 1 [ Read More ]