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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Grieving with Hope

  But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those...
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Hope or Joy or Crown of Boasting

1 Thessalonians 2:9-20 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20). I serve on the board of a pregnancy care center, which means I...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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