Peacemaking Begins in the Womb: Print E-mail
Written by P.J. Southam   

Abortion should top the list when churches speak out against violence

Ethan7smHow would our nation be different if we had as many signs publicly displaying the beatitudes as we did the Ten Commandments? The beatitudes, or blessings, are those eight sayings of Jesus Christ from his Sermon on the Mount that are recorded for us in Matthew's gospel chapter five. One of those beatitudes is "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." As followers of Jesus we are called to be peacemakers. We should work to make peace within our households, our neighborhoods and communities, and in the larger world.

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PPL's Executive Director is on the Move! Print E-mail

Headshot smHere is where The PPL Executive Director, Marie Bowen, will be in the next few weeks Please visit our PPL display if you are attending any of these events and say hello!

June 8-12 - Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly, BOOTH 411, Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN

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Woman to Woman: Who Decides? Print E-mail

God's truth and his principles for our living are timeless. Consider this from PPL Archives, Summer 1991.Terry-Schlossberg-bw opt

A presenter in a recent dialogue on abortion expressed dismay that the format didn't allow him to ask of the pro-life presenters the same question we see in Planned Parenthood ads, "Who decides?"

Better questions have to do with the moral role of the church ...

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“Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” Yes! But ... Print E-mail
Written by Marie Bowen   

fig03face5mosThink of the tricky balancing act parent's experience when a child's report card shows improvement but does not rise to best effort. I face that same navigation dilemma in knowing what to say regarding H.R. 36.

This bill is a huge step in the right direction but not nearly enough to achieve dignity and protection for the tiniest and most vulnerable human beings.

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Review: Love is for Eternity by Joel Patchen Print E-mail
Written by Marie Bowen   

Patchen 2Get equipped for ministry that leads to life! Start every day of the year with a devotion by Joel Patchen focused on a Bible teaching about life.

If you are a Christian who is passionately pro-life, God may want to equip you to be a significant voice for innocent human life. Should you accept this mission you will first want to search God's word and engage in prayer. In 1987, I was confronted with the disturbing news that the denomination I had just joined (PCUSA) had a policy that stated abortion could be a "morally acceptable" decision in certain circumstances, my first response was to go to God in prayer.

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