Rev. Blackburn is an adjunct professor at Trinity School for Ministry and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a board member of Anglicans for Life. He is married with five children.


Walking in a Wide Place

I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts (Psalm 119:45). When children are young, it is unusual for parents to give reasons for their rules. What youngsters need is to hear the command and readily comply. A child must learn to stay away from electrical...
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The Lord Delights in Repentance

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). The book of Jonah doesn’t specifically recount which sins of the Ninevites caused the Lord to send a word of...
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Guess How Much I Love You

  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him (Psalm 103:11). Our family has a children’s book called Guess How Much I Love You, written nearly 25 years ago by Sam McBratney. A sweet and timeless tale, it recounts...
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Our Bodies, Our Minds

  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may...
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Woven by God

  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the...
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Adoption and Calling

  You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’  The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, the heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ … (Romans 8:15-17).    Callings come in (at...
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Learn from Me

Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to...
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Abortion Must Be Secret

  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).   Abortion trades in secrecy. You may or may not know that another undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood practices was released a couple of weeks ago, then...
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A Matter of Conscience

… having a good conscience… (1 Peter 3:16).  “I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory’,” Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’” “But ‘glory’ doesn’t me...
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How God Draws Near

  Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation (Psalm 68:5).   The verse struck me as curious. How is the Lord a Father of the fatherless and a Protector of widows from His holy habitation? Rather, it sounds as if by being in His holy...
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