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Would Hollywood Want the Disabled Dead?

Would Hollywood Want the Disabled Dead?

John Knight
An eleven-year-old wheelchair athlete may have written the most helpful, clearly articulated response to the new movie ‘Me Before You.’
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Disability Does Not Justify Abortion

Disability Does Not Justify Abortion

John Knight
Abortion advocates are taking advantage of the Zika virus outbreak to encourage liberalizing abortion laws in Brazil. It is shamefully prejudicial against unborn children with disabilities and does not address real public health issues.
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The Blind Eyes of Abortion

The Blind Eyes of Abortion

John Knight
The abortionist’s light-hearted comment about an eyeball opened up memories of deep personal disappointment and hurt. For years, I perceived my son’s disability as causing useless pain, and my own hurt as having no purpose. Then God opened my spiritually blind eyes and began to help me see.
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Should We Call Them Bullies?

Should We Call Them Bullies?

John Knight
Nobody condones bullying, right? Websites and radio and television public service announcements rightfully condemn bullying and encourage everyone to speak up for vulnerable children. My children’s schools have guidelines about what bullying is and who is protected from it: Bullying…
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It Is Insane to Kill Humans Because of Their Cognitive Abilities

It Is Insane to Kill Humans Because of Their Cognitive Abilities

John Knight
Sam Storms, in his message earlier this year at our Conference for Pastors, painted such a beautiful picture of God and what it means for us to receive glorified bodies in the age to come. I thought my heart was…
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United Through Disability

United Through Disability

John Knight
Might God destroy this massive work of the devil — separating us by ethnicity, social class, and income — through the so-called weakest members among us? Perhaps God might allow brothers and sisters experiencing disability to build pathways for spanning our other divides.
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The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World

John Knight
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. There is a chasm between the experience of living with Down syndrome and the perception given to future parents about how awful life with Down syndrome must be.
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Four Unthinkable Conversations

Four Unthinkable Conversations

John Knight
Do we need more evidence that discriminatory attitudes remain against people with disabilities? Shouldn’t killing them before they are born or awarding “damages” when they are “wrongfully” born be enough to convince us?
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When No Experience Is Necessary

When No Experience Is Necessary

John Knight
People hear and see things like that and begin to imagine what life must be like to raise a child with a disability: “His or her quality of life must be low, so low that nobody would want to live that life if given a choice” or “The marriage and rest of the family must be significantly...
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Was Richard Dawkins Right?

Was Richard Dawkins Right?

John Knight
The argument from sentiment is irrelevant to this particular case. If we grant our feelings as primary, rather than as a by-product, we put all people at risk, not just unborn children.
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Men, Are You Settled on the Issue of Abortion?

Men, Are You Settled on the Issue of Abortion?

John Knight
How does Willie Parker, a former “boy preacher in Baptist churches” who became a doctor and delivered thousands of babies, turn from helping women bring forth life to destroying life in the womb through surgical and chemical abortions?
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Brooklyn’s Bridge

Brooklyn’s Bridge

Stefan Green and John Knight
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? (Psalm 22:1) Adam and Corrie Hull were given Brooklyn, an amazing little girl. For 118 days. She…
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How I Almost Became a False Teacher

How I Almost Became a False Teacher

John Knight
What does a false teacher in the church look like? Some of them are easy to spot. Health-and-wealth, prosperity preachers hardly require any effort at all. Those who ignore or sneeringly distort the Bible also are fairly obvious. But what…
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When the Bible Is Hard to Understand

When the Bible Is Hard to Understand

John Knight
Years ago Noel Piper recommended a way to read the Bible that helped her, and, as I eventually discovered, helped me as well. She introduced a strategy that turned Bible reading from duty to delight: I became a hunter, and…
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Four Kinds of Churches Worth Leaving

Four Kinds of Churches Worth Leaving

John Knight
The saddest stories I hear from parents raising a child with a disability don’t involve schools, insurance companies, or hospitals. The stories that elicit the most bitter words, and tears, are the ones about churches that abandon families with a…
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Why We Need Pastors with Big Hearts

Why We Need Pastors with Big Hearts

John Knight
There are things you cannot know without suffering. So writes John Piper in his foreword to How to Stay Christian in Seminary. This is true, and yet those are the very things pastors must know, in some sense, as…
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What Abortion Shows Us

What Abortion Shows Us

John Knight
More than 55 million children have been slaughtered in the 41 years since the Supreme Court created a new right in the Constitution. If any benefit can be found in the rivers of blood that have been spilled, it is…
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Shouldn’t They Know Better?

Shouldn’t They Know Better?

John Knight
One of the more successful tactics of our enemy is to turn our hearts against the ones under our care — to turn protectors into executioners. For decades parents and doctors have legally killed unborn children in the name of…
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The Subtle Art of Destroying Humans

John Knight
My dearest Grubnat, I am glad to see you are finally learning to be subtler in manipulating your human. As I had warned you, I was concerned that your boisterous assault on the unborn vermin with the rare chromosomal makeup…
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Protect the Children from Chemical Weapons

John Knight
Dear Mr. President, I am joining the unknown numbers around the world who are praying for wisdom for you as you confront this present evil of chemical weapons in Syria. God has promised to provide wisdom to those who trust…
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How to Serve Families with Disability

John Knight
I was enjoying some friendly conversation with old friends after church when my teenaged daughter whispered in my ear, “Dad, he’s losing it.” A quick glance at my son confirmed her assessment of her older brother with disabilities. Experience had…
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New “Strict” Abortion Laws — Really?

John Knight
For some children, the new “strict” abortion law in Texas is no protection at all. Last month Texas Governor Perry signed a bill that banned aborting a child after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The headlines about the law suggested significant…
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When So Much Is Against Us

John Knight
Do you ever forget how dark and cruel and lost you really were before the light of Jesus broke through? Is your first reaction to the sin in others anger? Or is it broken-hearted grief at the stench of death…
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Singing to Silence the Enemy

John Knight
Two weeks ago I took an oath, “so help me God,” in a courtroom where two lawyers asked me questions about my son with multiple disabilities. At the conclusion of their questions, the judge determined that my son did not…
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Beyond the Rhetoric: Gosnell and the Late-Term Reality

John Knight
“It is a highly needed and valuable procedure.” That statement above is referring to late-term abortion. In other words, says LateTermAbortion.net, it is highly needed and valuable that deadly poison be injected into the heart of an unborn child if…
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