In God We Trust

Trying to trap Jesus in His words, His enemies collaborated in an attempt to force Him to choose a side between God and government. Jesus’ response teaches us what our commitment to both should be. Mark 12:13-17 13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in …


The Women Whose Rights Were Taken Away

“After years of fighting for the passage of this essential protection for women, our moment has finally arrived. The New York State Assembly has kept the torch lit for years, and we are extremely excited to be able to pass the torch to a Senate dedicated to the respect of women and the protection of …


God’s Imprint Within the Womb

As a pastor, I am a mandated reporter if I discover that abuse or neglect is transpiring within a home. Many people falsely assume that if something is confessed in a ministry counseling situation, the pastor is safe not to report it.  That’s simply untrue.  I am liable to the American government if I know …


Planned Parenthood and the Backward Ethics of America

In a strange turn of events today, a grand jury indicted two people who pretended to want to purchase aborted fetal body parts rather than the organization that was selling them.  Months ago, a group’s sting operation provided footage that showed Planned Parenthood employees admitting to illegal activity concerning partial birth abortion procedures and the potential …


Choose Life

In a culture debating pro-life versus pro-choice, how is the Church to respond?

92% of Down Syndrome Babies Are Aborted

What does Psalm 139 tell us about the unborn?  What about those children with disabilities?  David Platt provides answers for these questions in this short soundbite from a sermon.

No, Mr. President

The video above is from a John Piper sermon delivered in 2009.  In light of the news today, it has been a serious reminder for me to: Speak out for those who have had their voice removed from them Pray for our President Pray that this news will cause a change to happen with him …


Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts

I have no words.  I am physically sick right now.  When are we going to wake up? If you haven’t seen the video from the sting operation that revealed a level of wickedness many didn’t think possible, you can watch it above. Warning: it is disturbing at the callous nature of this conversation. So, fetuses …


No Murder

We focused on the sixth commandment today, and I was simply overwhelmed at the presence of God among us today. The sixth commandment commands us not to murder but also implies that we should give life.  Jesus reveals the heart nature of the issue and leaves us all in need of evaluation. We started our …


Sanctity of Life

GUEST BLOGGER: Kyle Richter – This complete article can be found in the current edition of the Compass. The dictionary defines sanctity as “the condition of being considered sacred or holy, and therefore entitled to respect and reverence.” The argument is often made that life demands respect and therefore abortion and euthanasia are wrong. According …