Julie Cuthbert posted on August 18, 2016
If unbearable pain was the main reason people chose assisted suicide, we would naturally look to doctors to fix the problem. But it’s not the main reason. Unbearable pain doesn’t even rank as one of the top five.
Julie Cuthbert posted on July 19, 2016
Other than perhaps Kumbaya, it's difficult to find a hymn or gospel song strongly emphasizing brotherly care -- especially ones that so powerfully creates a picture for us of carrying one another on this long journey of life. Most of our hymns (very appropriately) sing to or about God, but isn't the second greatest commandment something to sing about as well?
Michele Shoun posted on July 12, 2016
When Life Matters Worldwide's President, Tom Lothamer, speaks in churches, he makes a point of sharing the forgiveness that can be found in Christ after an abortion. He doesn't know who's listening. Perhaps someone with a guilty conscience, or someone contemplating abortion.
Michele Shoun posted on June 10, 2016
Once upon a time not that long ago “everyone” knew with scientific certainty that human life began at conception. A mere three years after this editorial was written, “semantic gymnastics” made abortion-on-demand the law of the land. Would that pro-death people today could be as honest and forthright about their tactics.
Michele Shoun posted on June 02, 2016
It's obvious that human beings should treat animals well, but when it comes to animal life versus human life, we must favor God's creatures who are made in His image. Passages such as Genesis 9:2-6 and Exodus 21:28-36 are instructive. Indeed, human beings are "exceptional."
Michele Shoun posted on May 02, 2016
God is a defender of the weak and a shelter for the oppressed. Over and over in the Psalms, the psalmist expresses his utter dependence on -- and faith in -- God by saying, “You are my refuge. In You I trust.” It’s wonderful to think of God in this way. No other god has it in its nature to be a refuge (Deut. 32:37-38, Judges 6:31).
posted on April 06, 2016
It's so tempting to say, "You're strong! You're gonna make it." But we should instead be praying suffering people will BECOME strong . . . in the Lord. For some of us, however, holding our silence is a form of extreme suffering.
Michele Shoun posted on March 08, 2016
She had been taken from her home and they had not allowed her to return. She'd probably seen members of her family killed, or also taken captive. This nameless servant girl probably had no hope of ever returning to Israel. But like Joseph, she maintained her faith in God and adherence to His ways.
Michele Shoun posted on February 18, 2016
When we give people the Gospel or teach them from the Bible ... when we live a godly life before them and demonstrate its benefits ... we're giving much fine gold.
Michele Shoun posted on January 13, 2016
Human life is special. We are the only form of life which is said to be made in God's image (Gen. 1:26-28). That's why we talk about human life as being "sacred" or having "sanctity." We are set apart from every other form of life.