The Friday Five {1.27.17}

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Sanctitiy of Life

This past Sunday, churches across America celebrated Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which falls every year around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As Christians, we are called to value every life, regardless of religion, race, age, abilities, or opinions. We hope that these links help you think more deeply and broadly about what it means to be truly pro-life. 

1. The Dignity of Human Life – This short video is the perfect overview of how we are called to love everyone as Christ loved – every human, from one-cell embryos to life’s final breath. When we view others as God’s image-bearers, being pro-life will no longer be a political stance, but a fundamental part of who we are.

2. Miscarriages & Misconceptions – Both of us have experienced firsthand the pain of miscarrying a child. This article challenges believers to change the way we treat miscarriage in the church. We must weep with one another and carry each other’s burdens, treating miscarriage like the true loss of a child that it is. We cannot be pro-life and do any less.

3. Caring Sacrificially for Foster Children – There are over 400,000 children in the American foster care system on any given day. As Christians, we’re called to care for the orphans and the fatherless. We should open not only our homes but also our hearts to show the love of Christ to these children, most of whom have never known that kind of love.

4. It’s Time to Speak Up for Refugees – Given some recent moves by our new president, our country is becoming more closed off to refugees. In this article, Ed Stetzer outlines the reasons some Americans fear refugees and refutes those fears with facts & with the gospel. All people are created in God’s image, and being pro-life means being pro-refugee, too.

5. Race & the Church – On this podcast, Ekemini Uwan is interviewed about her background, her studies at Westminster Theological Seminary, and how she became involved in speaking out about racial issues in the American church. She talks about what it’s like to be targeted for being outspoken about racial injustice, and ways in which the American church has whitewashed Christianity. To truly be pro-life, we in the church must open our eyes to the suffering of others and be willing to admit our own failures when it come to racial injustice.

 

Two friends striving to be faithful women of God and excellent wives.

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