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Away With Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion

Jared Wilson:

You have likely heard this line of reasoning from earnest pro-lifers before. Snopes.com even has an example listed as “glurge”. (Definition of glurge here.) The logic goes something like this: You should be pro-life because you never know if you’ve aborted the next Einstein, the next Beethoven, the next Martin Luther King, Jr., the next Pasteur or Salk, etc. What if you aborted the curer of cancer or AIDS? The motivation is understandable and the underlying reasoning is sound: abortion, which does immediate harm to unborn children and many of their mothers, does unseen future harm to families, communities, and the world.

But I hate this argument against abortion, and here’s why.


3 Ways to Encourage a Blogger

Mike Leake:

Faithful Blogging is hard work…Blogging can be difficult and painful. Comments can be nasty. Words can be misunderstood. Articles that you worked your tail off on will usually disappear somewhere in Al Gore’s basement where he houses that computer that runs the entire internet. Bloggers can get discouraged. Therefore, I thought I would let you know 3 ways to encourage a blogger. Not because I am fishing for encouragement at present…wait a week or so, that way I don’t make the connection…but I am writing this article to help you encourage other bloggers. And you ought to do this if with those superhero bloggers.


Remember Whose You Are

Jonathan Howe:

As I began my walk through the New Testament this year, the first reading was, quite obviously, from Matthew 1. I was struck anew with a sense of awe as I read it and the words came to life for me like never before.

Just last month, my wife and I had our third child (and Jonathan begat Micah). Because of this recent life event, fatherhood had been on my mind more than usual. When I read over is familiar passage, two things stuck out: our parenting doesn’t affect just our kids but also generations to come, and it matters whose you are.


Seven Lessons on Blogging

Thom Rainer:

I wrote my first blogpost in May 2009. I would write only sporadically for the next nineteen months. Then in January 2011, I began writing with consistency. It was also the first time I opened the blog to comments. But it took another year-and-a-half period before I began writing daily blogposts, an event which took place relatively recently in July 2012.

So what I have learned in this short time? Some of the lessons have been expressed multiple times on multiple blogs, but maybe I can add something to the conversation

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