Writings

The Insignificant Differences Between Fetal Humans and Human Toddlers

If human life begins at the point of conception (as indicated by science and Scripture), are there any disqualifying differences between humans in the womb and humans outside the womb? Are fetal humans less human than toddlers? Is there status as human persons less certain? If so, why? Stephen Schwartz first identified four differences between fetal humans and …

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If You Don’t Like Abortion, Don’t Have One

A post at Stand Up For The Truth describes the efforts of “progressive Christians” to “use the Bible to promote abortion”. The article cited at the Christian Left Blog (entitled, “The Bible Tells Us When A Fetus Becomes A Living Being”) included a statement from an abortion advocate that I hear more and more …

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The Choice Between Entertaining and Training

I often talk about the need to “reform” our approach to youth ministry in light of the astonishing statistics related to young people leaving the Christian faith. While I tend to focus on the direction I would prefer to take, I seldom spend much time critiquing the alternative strategies that other youth …

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Did Jesus Have a Wife?

The New York Times and Huffington Post published an article today announcing the discovery of a papyrus fragment that “contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…”. In addition, this ancient fragment (smaller than the size of a business card) also contains …

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