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.


Verbicide and Homicide

  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16)   Verbicide precedes Homicide. The sentence is from Paul Greenberg, a syndicated columnist who writes for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. What he means by it is that, in order to do the unthinkable,...
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Pure Religion and Life

  Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22).    Let anyone who is not convinced that defending the life of the vulnerable is a Gospel mandate read James. Much like Isaiah, who called out the hypocrisy of those who prayed and fasted and...
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The Nature of the Battle

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).   For those who work for life (and here I speak not...
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A Welcome for the Ashamed

All the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out (John 6:37). The fear of rejection is a powerful one, because we were made to be loved.  Having received a beautiful garden with everything they could ask or desire, including each other and...
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Engaging an Abortion-Hardened World

  Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” (2 Samuel 12:7).   I am always amazed that, having committed adultery with Bathsheba and killing Uriah (2 Samuel 11), the Lord had to send Nathan the prophet to convict David of his sin. If ever a sin was obvious, it was David’s....
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There Is Much We Don’t Know

  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you (Jeremiah 1:5). We often hear that the Bible is not a scientific text. And that’s fair enough, as far as it goes. But sometimes I wonder. Consider the Lord’s words to Jeremiah, “before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” What...
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When “No” Protects a Great “Yes”

  The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19:7-8).  Ever since Eve encountered the...
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The Lord’s Hand in Marriage

  You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married (Isaiah 62:4). The beauty of the Gospel is perhaps nowhere...
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The Fruit of the Womb

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate (Psalm...
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Faith on Earth

Luke 18:1-8 When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8) What does this mean? In this Gospel lesson we find a widow who has nothing with which to persuade her judge—and an unjust judge at that—to come to her aid. Nothing but perseverance. Why did she...
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