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.
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.
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…
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.
When the Bible Is Hard to Understand
Mar 26, 2014
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…
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…
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.
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...
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.”
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…
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.
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…
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?
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…
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.’
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Hurting People Need to Know the Character of God
Jun 28, 2011
During a recent interview, Pastor John pointed out that most people recoil at the thought of God’s sovereignty over things like making babies who are born blind, or ordaining deadly diseases. He asked me why the healing accounts that…