Posts tagged “Adoption

Sermo Dei: Septuagesima 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2017

February 12, 2017 • Matthew 20:1-16 • Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia On Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a sign advertises a so-called gentlemen’s club. It’s not for gentlemen. This particular den of iniquity is called “Temptations.” The gaudy neon sign displays an apple. The devil himself is mocking the people there: “I don’t even have to try with you, because either you humans don’t know your own story, or you’ve relegated it to myth. You are easy prey.” But the audacious display of hedonism is not the only shingle the devil hangs out. In more refined places, his signs are lit with a softer glow, the lettering elegant, the product respectable. He has written “Temptations” with invisible ink. And you buy what he’s…

Ugly Black Babies

Posted on August 8th, 2012

In this disturbing video, abortionist Ron Virmani praises abortion as helping the taxpayers, who otherwise would be stuck supporting “ugly black babies.” It’s not the conservatives that are the racists, but the leftists.

 

 

Someone who attended Divine Service at Immanuel on the day of my eugenics sermon wrote me an anonymous note saying that they were giving that day’s offering to Planned Parenthood instead, due to my “inappropriate” sermon topic. What this video reveals is that eugenics is alive and well (unlike the human beings the eugenicists slaughter). It also perpetuates the myth that no one will adopt these babies. I can say unequivocally that the exact opposite is true. Wait times for a domestic adoption are very long. I know this because Kassie and I are in the queue, and have been for some time. There are plenty of people who will take the “ugly black babies” and affirm to them that they are in fact not ugly at all, but beautiful, beloved, and worth saving, both in this life and for eternity.

Video via Timothy P. Carney at the Washington Examiner

Roe v Wade, or Dragon v Woman? Sermon before the March for Life

Posted on January 23rd, 2012

Revelation 12:7-13 Audio here. “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things…. And in one Lord Jesus Christ … by whom all things were made…. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life.” The issue is not abortion. The issue is not a matter of our culture. The issue is not a matter of our educational system. The issue is not a matter of the support, or apathy, among our clergy. The issue is not our political system. To be sure, all of these are broken. Our culture is a cesspool, saturated with soft pornography, blasphemy, and covetousness. Our educational system devours the minds of the young, producing relativists who…

A serious omission in the Great Commission

Posted on November 30th, 2011

Russell Moore implies that if we were serious about the so-called Great Commission, we would see adoption in much higher numbers: Why isn’t adoption an emphasis as a Great Commission priority for more of our churches? Adoption is, after all, evangelistic to the core. When a Christian family adopts a child, that family is committing to years of gospel proclamation, of seeking to see this child come to faith in Christ. –Adopted for Life, p181 One could expand that to the church’s attitude toward children (remove them from worship), contraception (encourage, or say nothing), abortion (talk, but do nothing), and crisis pregnancy centers (meager support, if any). Speculation: all the emphasis on missions will continue to fail until we begin at home.

Threats to personal sanctification

Posted on November 3rd, 2011

I’m reading a terrific book by Russell Moore called Adopted for Life, and just started chapter 5. It has the best title I’ve seen in a long time: “Paperwork, Finances, and Other Threats to Personal Sanctification.” Priceless!