The Light Does Shine in the Darkness
Apr 18, 2013
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5) Sometimes the darkness is overwhelming: The Chinese health ministry reported that more than 336 million children have been eliminated through abortion since 1971. Joe Carter…
Will We Protect the Little Ones?
Aug 9, 2011
Consider the following about babies with Down syndrome: Of women who choose to have prenatal testing, approximately 90% of those who discover their child has Down syndrome choose to abort. Two companies are racing to provide new prenatal diagnostic tests…
Should We Call Them Bullies?
May 14, 2015
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…
Children Are a Blessing from God — All Children
Sep 13, 2011
Burdensome. Sad. Relentless. Hopeless. These words are attached to disability. And often they are used to "justify" aborting babies with disabilities. The perceived low quality of life of the child and the unknown-but-assumed hardships that would be placed on the…
You Are Valuable and I Love You
Nov 6, 2012
I was recently looking over The New York Times when I stumbled onto an article they recommended: British Conservatives Play the Abortion Card. And there it was. A health secretary wanted to reduce the time frame of abortion to…
The Glory of God in the Gift of Disability
May 28, 2011
In last week's sermon on John 9:1-23, John Piper makes this bold statement: Jesus says that the purpose of the blindness is to put the work of God on display. This means that for our suffering to have ultimate meaning…
Beyond the Rhetoric: Gosnell and the Late-Term Reality
May 16, 2013
“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…
A Child Is Not Chattel
May 1, 2013
One of the common hopes and repeated phrases around the pro-life movement is that “abortion will become as unthinkable as slavery.” I long for such a day. The only problem is that the elements that made slavery possible are still…
New “Strict” Abortion Laws — Really?
Aug 11, 2013
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…
United Through Disability
Spanning Our Divisions of Race, Culture, and Class
Mar 27, 2015
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.
Shouldn’t They Know Better?
Jan 8, 2014
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…
I Want to Be More Like My Disabled Son
Oct 11, 2011
Several months ago my son badly bruised his heel while having a seizure. As he walked around the house before school, it was a pattern of grimace, smile, grimace, smile, grimace, smile, grimace, smile. Then when he found his special…
“Just As Long As It's Healthy...”
Jun 12, 2012
Every couple experiencing pregnancy gets this question: do you want a boy or a girl? Many will respond this way, “we don’t care, just as long as it's healthy.” But "healthy" exists on a spectrum of possibilities just like disability…
Standing Against a Vicious "Gospel"
May 16, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of joining a group of people that included a Christian man from Ghana. He loves Jesus and holds tightly to the promises of God in ways that are beautiful and humbling. He has been evangelizing…
An Unwed Teen with an Unplanned Pregnancy
Dec 20, 2011
There is a murderous logic to those who advocate aborting children with disabilities. It goes something like this: People with disabilities suffer in this world. Abortion is a kindness that prevents such suffering. The caregivers (primarily parents) of children with…
Men, Are You Settled on the Issue of Abortion?
Aug 15, 2014
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?
When God Launched a New Ministry
Mar 21, 2012
What date is burned into your memory? Many people impacted by disability can tell you the day it started. It is the day the child was born, or the diagnosis was made, or the accident occurred, or the virus attacked…
The Sufficiency of Jesus in Shameful Memories
Aug 30, 2011
I was returning to the place of my greatest single offense against God. In 1995, in the Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Hospital, I took a look at my 3-month-old son and concluded that God was strong, cruel, capricious, wicked. …
Those Children Have Names
Mar 7, 2012
The argument isn't my primary concern. Articles like "After-birth abortion: why should the baby live" are more treacherous for the outcome of their argument than the argument itself, as silly as it is. Ideas really do have consequences.…
What About When the Hurt Comes from Your Church?
Aug 16, 2011
This is a plea to parents of children with disabilities — if you are in a faithful, Bible-saturated church, hang in there with them while they figure things out. Even when they don’t “get it.” Even when they hurt you…
Let Us Glorify God for the Greater Thing
Jul 5, 2011
People often gave glory to God when Jesus healed their disabilities: When Jesus healed many: And they glorified the God of Israel (Matthew 15:31). When Jesus healed a blind man: And all the people, when they say it, gave praise…
John Piper Interviews John Knight (Part 1)
Disability and the Sovereignty of God
May 24, 2011
Download this interview's transcript and watch Part 2 and Part 3 of the videos.
One Way to Serve Families with Disabled Children
Sep 6, 2011
Disability looms over families. By definition a life-long disability is unrelenting; there isn’t a day I wake up that my oldest son isn’t significantly disabled and needing care. Frequently that care includes an army of people who are serving our…
The Church's Indispensable Members
Jul 12, 2011
We say, “useless!” God replies, “on the contrary — indispensable!” Our churches are filled with people who don’t realize how the culture has made a negative impact on their perception of disability. For those of us with loved ones who…
The Battle Is Not Cordial: Four Ways to Fight
Jun 1, 2012
The United States House of Representatives took a closer look at sex-selection abortion this week. It’s about time this abhorrent practice was dragged into the light. The United States has seen a rise in the number of children being aborted…
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