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Four Blessings from Above: The Joy of Grandchildren


It’s been a while since I showed pics of our grandchildren. Many of you have endured sleepless nights wondering when I was going to get back to them. Now you can relax and breathe again.

Planned Parenthood's Self-Description, and Unwanted Children

Planned ParenthoodA friend of ours was recently job hunting and came across an advertised opening at Planned Parenthood. Though she wasn't interested in the job there, she was interested in the terminology used in Planned Parenthood's self-description that follows

Some Thoughts about Fathering (and Grand-fathering)

Randy,  Karina and AngelaFatherhood's an incredible privilege, one we should thank God for every day, but which too easily we grow accustomed to and take for granted and, if we're not careful, occasionally resent. (For instance, after weeks without having a good sleep.)

Al Mohler on the Normalization of Abortion within the Practice of Medicine

stethoscopeAl Mohler writes a disturbing article captured in these words: ”The normalization of abortion within the practice of medicine would be a tragedy beyond words — the embrace of death within a profession dedicated to life.”

Phil Vischer’s “What's in the Bible?” DVDs

What's in the  Bible?While on a recent family vacation I pulled out an advance DVD of the first episodes of Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible” (whatsinthebible.com). I asked my five-year-old grandson Matthew Franklin if he wanted to watch something by the guy who created VeggieTales. Of course he did. So we watched it together, and watched it again the next day and the next, bonus features and all, until the day we had to leave. Matthew is now a devoted fan of Buck Denver and the other characters who are part of this new series which I believe has great potential.

Young Prolife Evangelicals and Abortion

Unborn childFollowing is part four of my video interview with Pastor Mark Driscoll at The Resurgence, as well as an edited transcript. (See all the parts of this interview at http://theresurgence.com/series/randy-alcorn-interview.) This video is titled, “Are Young Pro-life evangelicals inconsistent in how they approach the issue of abortion?”

What about Family Planning?

baby feetThe video in this blog, "How Should Christian Couples Approach Family Planning?" is part 5 of my interview with Mark Driscoll. (Watch all the interview videos.) You might like to check out my book I referenced in the video, Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?, which is also available for free as a PDF in its entirety.

In this blog I've included part of a conversation between two Christians who have different viewpoints on the issue of birth control, as well as a link to the complete article

An Alarming Trend: The Illiteracy of Boys

boy readingMy friends Brett and Alex Harris, on their wonderful website www.therebelution.com, cited a Wall Street Journal article about the importance of reading, and the great decline in reading among boys. I have often cited this as one of the most alarming trends of our day.

Heartbreak and Hope for Hannan


I have spoken before of Make Way Partners and our sister Kimberly Smith and recommended them as a worthy ministry to support. But this recent letter about a girl named Hannan in Sudan (who Kimberly met on a recent trip), touched me on multiple levels.

The 21-Day Dad’s Challenge

21 Day Dad's Challenge

Focus on the Family has a new book out titled The 21 Day Dad’s Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship with your Kids. After watching Courageous, men all over the U.S. will emerge from movie theaters wanting to be better dads, and this is an excellent next step.

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