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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Sex, the Church, and Government: Contradiction is Not Judgment

Luke 3:15-22 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, added this to them all,...
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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...
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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...
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The Blessing Is a Burden

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens,...
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The Lame, the Blind . . . and the Pregnant?

  Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here....
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Abortion from the Pulpit

  Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may...
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