I have written about abortion, and I have written about war; today I’m writing about capital punishment. While many who describe themselves as “pro-life” support the death penalty (making a distinction between the loss of “innocent” life in abortion and the “guilty” who are convicted of murder), I believe a consistent pro-life ethic must stand […]Read more "Consistently Pro-life, Part Three: Capital Punishment, Police Brutality, and Race in America"
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about abortion. I talked about the need for the church to be unified in opposition to abortion, while also showing love and compassion to those caught in situations where it seems necessary. Today I want to talk about war, and why those who consider themselves pro-life should oppose […]Read more "Consistently Pro-Life, Part Two: Who Would Jesus Bomb?"
I have considered myself pro-life for pretty much my whole adult life. Ever since I was a teenager, I have believed that human life begins at conception; and also that those who are weak or vulnerable deserve to be protected. I feel that abortion can only be justified when a pregnancy threatens the life of […]Read more "Consistently Pro-Life: A Challenge to the Church (Part One: Beginnings)"
What is a sacrament? The word has Greek and Latin roots, and literally means “sacred mystery.” But different churches have different understandings of what this means. The Roman Catholic Church has traditionally understood a sacrament to be an “outward act, initiated by Christ, which mediates (or dispenses) God’s grace to humankind.” The Church recognize seven […]Read more "Sacraments – Mediators of a Deeper Reality"