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.


Blessed are the Barren…

  He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children (Psalm 113:9).   I remember my father, a plastic surgeon, speaking of a woman who came to him to see if he could remove the tattoos on her hands. She no longer wanted them, and their presence had...
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The Scope of the Sin

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).     A woman who has voluntarily undergone an abortion has sinned. The church has been clear about that. Perhaps we have been less clear that she is also a woman who has been sinned against....
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Rachel Still Weeps

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled...
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The Word of the Watchman

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, “You shall surely die,” and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to...
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The Least of These

“Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Matthew 25:45). Jesus’ words here are sobering, for they come at the end of his description of how he will judge the nations when he returns. The problem with those who will be sent...
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The Newness of Life

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life...
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The Vanishing Down Syndrome Children

  God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence...
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Choose this Day Whom You Will Serve

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15). The...
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The Complicated Blessing of Children

Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your...
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The Blessing of our Birthright

Hebrews 12:15-17 See to it that… no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears...
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