The BBC and the pro-life movement

I'm posting the content of today's newsletter from the ProLife Alliance (UK). In my previous post I referred to apathy. Well, here's an opportunity for simple action. The episode expires by the end of today, so if you want to see it, you need to hurry. ‘Hunter’: A Shameless BBC misrepresentation January 28, 2009 The…

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Pro-life or in favour of life?

Issues Etc., keeping to a persistent theme, has been featuring a series of interviews on the subject of abortion, specifically on the moral facts (yes, I mean that) of abortion and on ways to argue about (i.e. against) abortion. They are excellent and well worth listening to. It has bothered me for some time that,…

The Benefit of the Doubt (8th Commandment)

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbour, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way. It has been heartening…

Lectionary madness

Next Sunday is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. The readings in the three-year lectionary, Series B are 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (the calling of Samuel), 1 Cor 6:12-20 (flee from sexual immorality) and John 1:43-51 (the calling of Philip and Nathanael). Which got my blood boiling. Here's a preview of part of the sermon I'm…

Praying the Catechism

The phrase "praying the Catechism" is at least as old as Luther's writings on the subject. I don't know if the following contribution to the subject is original, but I haven't come across it before. The Catechism (in the narrower sense: The Commandments, Creed and Lord's Prayer) can be prayed very simply and very quickly…