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Life

The Gosnell Story

If you are unfamiliar with the Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who is on trial for murder, watch this 21-minute documentary below. You can also read about Gosnell in a recent USA Today article. World Magazine has ongoing coverage of the case

As a small way to help spread the word on this atrocity which is being completely ignored by the national media, please Tweet, Facebook, or blog these links.

http://vimeo.com/44824447

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Life

Terry Harrington spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

A gripping story from Sports Illustrated about an Omaha man who unjustly spent 25 years in the Iowa State Pen for murder.  Here was an eye-opening paragraph:

Harrington recalls the prison experience with a string of “de” words: demoralizing, degrading, dehumanizing. He has stories of gang fights and riots and inmates throwing feces on guards. He says that by the end of his first week, two inmates had been killed, one of them “cut up and put in a laundry bag.” Still in possession of his faith, Harrington went to church services. He soon quit when he saw the chaplain, also a prison guard, clutching a rifle, threatening to blow an inmate’s head off. “This guy’s going to teach us about morals and forgiveness?” says Harrington. “No, thanks.”

The story is quite long, but it is well worth it. You will not be disappointed. It is a tale of an man seeking justice and needing an outside advocate to provide it for him. The parallels to the gospel fall drastically short; however, the story makes me thankful for Jesus, who was innocent and took our death sentence for us. It also makes me long for his return when he will make all things right and bring justice to all those who have been unjustly tried and treated.

Read the whole thing.

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Ministry

Prayer for World Vision

Here’s an email I got today from World Vision.  There was an attack on their offices in Pakistan and six staff members were killed.  Let’s pray for World Vision, the families involved, and that the universal Church would be strengthened through this suffering.

Dear Friend,

It is with a sad heart that I write to you about a terrible loss to the World Vision family. Six staff members were killed in a brutal and senseless attack on our offices in the Mansehra District of Pakistan. Additionally, eight employees are hospitalized with injuries after the unprovoked assault by gunmen. Four of the staff have been released from the hospital.

Our work in Pakistan is conducted by local citizens. We remember those staff who died as dedicated workers seeking to improve the lives of people affected by poverty and disasters. World Vision has temporarily suspended our operations in Pakistan, but we remain committed to helping children, families, and communities in this country.

As World Vision mourns our colleagues, we ask you to join us in praying for the families of our staff members and the people they serve in Pakistan, including those who respond to kindness with violence.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision U.S.

You can stay up to date with this story at World Vision’s website.

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Life

Pro-Choicers Ignore 2nd Grade Science Lesson

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Life

John Piper Addresses President Obama on Abortion