As any longtime reader of my blog knows, I am passionately opposed to abortion. My views on the matter crystalized about 10 years ago, when my daughter Macy was stillborn. As I struggled to come to terms with my loss, one thing became clear to me. Life is a gift from God. He is the One who holds the power to kill and make alive in His hands. When we take that power upon ourselves, we put ourselves in the place of God and usurp His authority. We wade in waters that are too deep for us.
I’ve also written a considerable amount (though with less passion) about my concerns with making political action (particularly on a national stage) a substitute for discipleship. I don’t have any problem with Christians taking pro-life political positions. In fact, if I believed that political efforts to defeat abortion in America had any likelihood of success, I would join them. Continue reading