Back to the blog again after a break enforced by my week on duty. While this week was not as busy as the last one, I was still too preoccupied to get onto the internet. It is rather interesting that it happened right after I posted about my blogging addiction (which some of you noted!!). Well, I guess the break answered my own questions in a way! And thanks for the comments and encouragements. When I've been off the internet for some time, the links are generally a hotch-potch collection. So kindly adjust!
REACTION TO THE VERDICT ON DARA SINGH: Ever since the Supreme Court verdict on Dara Singh was passed, I have been thinking of writing something about it. Then I saw Andi Eicher's beautiful reflection on all that has happened and realised he put most of what I was thinking into words in a better way than I could have done myself. Thanks Andi. And thanks to Mrs. Gladys Staines for exemplifying for all of us true Christian love and forgiveness. Something very rare in today's world.
ERIC LIDDELL BIOGRAPHY: Tim Challies has posted a biography of one of my childhood heroes. This part speaks of his early days and the events made famous in Chariots of Fire. I'm really looking forward to the second part which will hopefully tell the less known story of his life - as a missionary in China.
ANGIE SMITH'S STORY: Deepa's post reminded me of the story of Angie Smith (wife of Todd Smith, lead singer of the band Selah) who had to decide about whether to abort her fourth daughter who was diagnosed to have life threatening health issues in the womb. There are many stories of parents who have chosen as she did and whose children now remind them every day of the right choice they made.
THE CASE AGAINST ABORTION: There is an organised and researched methodology of replying to questions on abortion, which is very useful in any debate on the matter and I thought I would link to this post of mine again as we were on the topic. As I was searching for it, I found I had posted quite a few links on this topic - and some useful information too. (Forgive the plugging!)
WHAT YOU MAY HEAR AT AN ABORTION CLINIC: Recently, the blogosphere has been up in arms against Planned Parenthood, one of the premier abortion clinic networks in the US after Lila Rose's organisation published the following videotape. In it, the manager of a clinic discusses how to 'help' a pimp who is purportedly running a sex ring with underage girls. It is quite disgusting. But it gives a good idea of the way our minds get warped as we seek to condone and explain this crime of killing babies. (HT: Z)