The Happiest People in the World
Mar 20, 2015
There is a chasm between experiencing Down syndrome and the perception given to future parents about how awful life with Down syndrome will be.
Four Kinds of Churches Worth Leaving
Mar 10, 2014
Parents of disabled children should never have to hear from a church, “You don’t belong here.” Here are four kinds of churches that are better left behind.
Dispel the Myths About Down Syndrome
Mar 21, 2017
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, and a day for celebration. But we should be careful that we are celebrating the right things.
It Is Insane to Kill Humans Because of Their Cognitive Abilities
Apr 30, 2015
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…
What Abortion Shows Us
Jan 21, 2014
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…
Protect the Children from Chemical Weapons
Sep 12, 2013
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…
The Blind Eyes of Abortion
Nov 4, 2015
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.
Disability Does Not Justify Abortion
The Zika Virus Is No Excuse
Feb 12, 2016
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.
Singing to Silence the Enemy
Jun 5, 2013
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…
The Altar of “Progress”
The Horrifying Science of Child Sacrifice
Aug 4, 2017
When children are conceived for experimentation and discarded when they’re no longer useful, we must call it what it is: child sacrifice to scientific “progress.”
Was Richard Dawkins Right?
Sep 16, 2014
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.
Ordinary Gifts for Extraordinary Trials
How God Carries Us Through Suffering
Oct 20, 2017
God is giving you the help in trials you’ll need ten years from now while you listen to his words today.
May 28, 2014
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…
Would Hollywood Want the Disabled Dead?
Jun 10, 2016
An eleven-year-old wheelchair athlete may have written the most helpful, clearly articulated response to the new movie ‘Me Before You.’
Four Unthinkable Conversations
Feb 25, 2015
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?
When No Experience Is Necessary
Jan 22, 2015
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...
Hitler Killed Disabled Children and So Do We
Sep 28, 2011
His name was Gerhard Herbert Kretschmar – the first person killed by official order of Adolph Hitler. He was born blind and missing some limbs. He was five months old. And he was not the last. Immediately following this illegal…
Help Save the Ones Around You
Feb 19, 2013
Recently a healthy young woman went to see her doctor for a prenatal checkup on her baby girl. She had named her Madison. Then she went to an abortion clinic to end her daughter’s life. Four days later, this mom…
When So Much Is Against Us
Jun 27, 2013
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…
Why We Need Pastors with Big Hearts
Feb 6, 2014
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…
The Subtle Art of Destroying Humans
Oct 16, 2013
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…
How to Serve Families with Disability
Sep 9, 2013
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…
How I Almost Became a False Teacher
Apr 23, 2014
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…
To Those Hurting This Christmas
Dec 9, 2012
I know some of you are praying you’ll make it through Christmas — just make it through — not anticipating anything good will come from gathering with extended family and friends. It has become a cliche — right next to…
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