Editor’s Note: “A Pastor’s Reflections” is a the newest feature on the Human Life Review’s website. Each week we will post a reflection by Rev. Ross Blackburn, who serves as the Rector of Christ the King, an Anglican Church in Boone, North Carolina. These have been adapted from a series of reflections Rev. Blackburn did over a number of years for Anglicans for Life’s Lectionary Life App, a resource used by fellow clergymen looking to incorporate pro-life themes in their homilies and sermons. Rev. Blackburn is also 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.

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Prayer and Perseverance

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention...
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The Vision of the Good

  Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live” (Exodus 1:22). A nation does not have to feel hatred toward children in order to kill them....
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God Sees Her

  “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me” (Genesis 16:13). Recently, I was speaking to a friend over lunch, a woman who has given herself to what we might call the issues of life, particularly abortion and euthanasia/assisted...
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Grand Bargaining No, Rethinking Yes

What We Say, What We Mean

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue (Psalm 52:4). A failed abortion. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our language betrays what we really mean. The term for this is parapraxis, also known as a Freudian slip. Dictionary.com...
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dependent hands

The Cost of Independence: A Christmas Meditation

  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger (Luke 2:12). Why does the Church make so much of the birth of Jesus? We don’t know anything about, for instance, the young life of...
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An Open Hand

  “For [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went...
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