Justice and “Jane Doe”

The case of “Jane Doe” deals with an undocumented immigrant who sought an abortion while being held in a detention center in Texas. She was denied the procedure due to her immigrant status, which both Federal and State officials concluded exempted her from a right to an elective abortion. While the entire case is heartbreaking, the celebration and description of this case by abortion advocates must be challenged. According to the Twitter account of the ACLU, “Justice prevailed for Jane Doe.…

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Jesus is Better than Your Bucket List

Before I die, I want to ______________. (Fill in the Blank) It is common to hear such expressions among Christians. We state, without much thought, that we hope that we get to do something or see something before we die. We call it our “bucket list,” which refers to the things that we want to do before we “kick the bucket.” The implication is that death will steal from us opportunities that we do not want to miss out on in this life. I understand this to a point, but I contend that…

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Abstinence is Not Enough, Or Why a Prohibition Culture is Not Ready for the Opioid Crisis

I have been a Southern Baptist for my entire life. And, for as long as I can remember, I have been taught to abstain from alcoholic beverages. Of the many Bible verses that I heard while growing up, Ephesians 5:18 was a constant. “Do not be drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” To this, every Bible-believing Christians can and should say, “Yes, and amen.” The problem, however, is not with the prohibition to…

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Aching for Heaven

Today marks the three year anniversary of my nephew’s death in a car wreck just a few miles from his home. On the first anniversary of this tragedy, I remarked that hearts were still heavy, the pain of loss was still real, and that the nagging feeling of “something missing” had not subsided. While all three of these sentiments are still a reality, I believe it is the third, the feeling of “something missing,” that I encounter most frequently. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,…

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The Purpose of Personal Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. When the apostle Paul wrote what we know as 2 Corinthians, he was a man acquainted with affliction. A brief survey of 2 Corinthians…

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