Category Archives: Ethics

Abortion on Trial

*Posted by Winston Hottman At First Thoughts, Robert George argues that Kermit Gosnell isnt the only one on trial in his prosecution. The ultimate defendent is the abortion license in America. The Gosnell episode highlights the irrationality of the regime of law put into place by the Supreme Court in 1973 and fiercely protected by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the polticians they and other pro-choice advocacy groups help send to … Continue reading

Lifting Moloch to Heaven

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I heard something the other day that I have never heard before. I heard this: Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. Maybe people say it all the time and Im just not around to hear it. Or maybe the people who support Planned Parenthood are much less likely to support the idea of God so they are not inclined to solicit His blessings. Or maybe … Continue reading

Kermit Gosnell and the Culture of Death

*Posted by Brandon Smith. This post originally appeared at Project TGM. The picture to the left is my daughter, Harper Grace Smith, on March 29, 2013. In this photo and subsequent photos and videos, we were shown her developed vital organs, her strong heartbeat, and her incessant kicking and squirming. According to U.S. law, we could decide to stop these things from ever happening again. If we didnt want her, … Continue reading

Facebook and the New Morality

*Posted by Winston Hottman In the video below, Dr. John Mark Reynolds discusses the implications of social media for Christian virtue. I particularly appreciated his discussion of the needfor churches to create safe zones of privacy in which modern individuals feel welcome to be authentic. If you dont have time to watch the full video, the first thirteen minutes covers the actual discussion, which is followed by Q & A … Continue reading

ERLC Announces New President

*Posted by Winston Hottman Dr. Russell Moore has been announced as the eigth president of the SBCs Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The presidential search committee, headed by Dr. Creamer of Criswell College, came to their decision after months of searching and deliberation. I look forward to Dr. Moores representation of an evangelical Baptist perspective in the public square.As a Baptist Press article from yesterday states: Moore, 41, a native … Continue reading

“It’s Not Just Wrong; It’s Illegal!”

*Posted by Joe Wooddell The other day my wife came home and told me about a sign she saw at a grocery store. The sign said not to buy cigarettes for minors; then it said, Its not just wrong; its illegal! What does the sign imply? The sign implies that if it were merely wrong but not illegal then thats one thing (i.e. we might find ourselves buying cigarettes for … Continue reading

Passionate Politics

*Posted by Winston Hottman Matt Anderson applies some great advice from Martin Luther, addressing the importance of our motives in the way we engage politically as evangelicals: …it is interesting that Luther (like Augustine) recognizes the subtle differences between zeal and love of justice on the one hand and anger and impatience on the other. He is attentive not only to whether we are seeking the right, but the passions … Continue reading

Obama on Gun Control

*Posted by Joe Wooddell In answering a question about gun legislation at his press conference January 14, 2013, Barack Obama stated, If theres a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown then we should take that step. Does he really mean this? I hope not. Relatively few children are killed each year due to gun violence (not that every single one isnt … Continue reading

The Standard Bare

*Posted by Barry Creamer There are two kinds of people in the world begins the old, common, and variably-concluded saying. Conclusions range from the comical those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who dont to the true but trite those who are saved and those who are lost. The longer I live and the more earnestly I try to grasp what separates people-what … Continue reading

The Mark of an Improvident Decision

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I happened upon some promotional material for a fancy dinner. Its being hosted by pro-choice leaders from across the country. They are gathering together to mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that deemed abortion a fundamental constitutional right. I found it interesting that this dinner was being promoted to mark and not celebrate the decision; though I suspect it will be a … Continue reading