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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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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Monday Mercies

In 2 Samuel 22:29-31, we read, “For You are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God — His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” As David’s final hours drew near, these words capture His testimony regarding the Lord’s faithfulness. So…

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Even So, Come LORD Jesus!

Today marks one year since my nephew Hayden passed away. He was fifteen years old. During worship this morning, I thought of him often, especially during the offering in music when two young adults played “How Great Is Our God” on the piano and violin. I was moved and provoked in the best of ways. I could not help but think about how the splendor of which I was thinking was at that very moment being beheld by my nephew,…

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