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Canadians, if you’re heading to T4G this April, I hope to see you at this breakout session.
Good comic strip from Adam Ford.
There have been times in the life of Grace Fellowship Church when we have endured some bad sermons. You could even say that in these seasons we purposely endured bad sermons. We heard men preach texts that were clearly beyond their ability to understand and explain. We heard men preach with all the fire of Paul Washer but with none of his depth or pastoral concern. We heard men preach who had neglected to ensure the sermon actually had a main point and an outline. There were other men we tried to hear while desperately fighting the distraction of their tics and idiosyncrasies. We sat through some pretty awful sermons, some of which were undoubtedly mine. But we considered it a privilege. We counted it joy.
Yes, this would seem to be an obvious statement, but it is worth pressing here. Cosmo, with their headline and emoji, acknowledges what abortion advocates often what to ignore or dismiss. The abortion debate is about babies.
Regardless of all the rhetoric over “clumps of cells,” “fetuses,” or simply ignoring the life in the womb all together and speaking of them only as a “pregnancy,” there is human life in the womb that, barring complications, will grow into and be born a fully developed baby.
So it’s worth asking, what about these children make them so lamentable and cause Cosmo to frown?
Apparently, it was common practice to attempt to support your promises by calling on the gods as a witness. The assumption was that the gods would surely not break their promises, so the person who made the oath could be trusted to fulfill their promise.