MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Some Abortion Facts

November 13th, 2018 Viewed 34 times, 11 so far today

Did you know, that in England and Wales, nearly 25% of all pregnancies are terminated by means of abortion? Six million, in fact, since 1967. For more, check out Alive and Kicking, the campaign to make abortions rare in the UK.

Sweden stats: 35,000 abortions per year. (check on that it said 35.000)

As for the United States, an article on the Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the partial birth abortion ban stated the following:

More than 1 million abortions are performed in the United States each year, according to recent statistics. Nearly 90 percent of those occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and are not affected by Tuesday’s ruling.

Worldwide abortion stats:

  • 46 million per year
  • 126,000 per day
  • 64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women
  • 18.4% of all abortions are performed on married women
  • 9.4% of all abortions are performed on divorced women
  • 93% of all women say their decision to have an abortion was a social decision (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient)
  • 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have already had one or more abortions

Counting the Cost

November 13th, 2018 Viewed 21 times, 8 so far today

Luke 14:1-33

David enjoyed much favor from God, for he was a man after God’s own heart. In 2 Samuel 24 we catch up to David near the end of his life. David numbered the children of Israel, something the kings were told not to do—their victory was to be found in the Lord. Upon doing it, David realized his error, but he was punished anyway, and when he was given the chance to put an end and make a sacrifice he went to the threshing floor of Araunah. Araunah offered to give him the floor and the items for the offering, but David would have none of it. He would not offer an offering to God that cost him nothing.

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Voting Irregularities in Florida

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 27 times, 4 so far today

John Fund points out that there should be a lot more media attention paid toward Florida:

In [Florida,] Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott’s lawsuit against Democratic Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, the county court found that Bucher was illegally withholding over-votes and under-votes from the county canvassing board and barring public viewing of the counting.

Gov. Scott also filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes last Thursday, alleging that her office was hiding information about the number of ballots left to be counted. Again, a county court ruled in his favor as Snipes kept “discovering” new ballots.

Despite these clear rulings, the Sunday morning programs on ABC News and NBC News ignored the court orders. While it’s certainly true that claims of election irregularities and fraud shouldn’t be blindly reported, the media has an obligation to pay attention to the context.

John Fund via Fox News

Florida was the epicenter of the issues of Bush v. Gore back in 2000, and I can’t remember an election where one wondered what they’d end up with in an electoral contest.

Now with ballots supposedly in AVIS rental cars, in a moving truck, and in a elementary school storage area and election supervisors with convictions of removing ballots, while not even including the fact that the Dem’s lawyers want illegal immigrant’s votes counted— this reeks of corruption.

Will this be enough to force Voter ID?

Are You All Talk?

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 26 times, 4 so far today

There’s a saying that goes “talk is cheap” and with the invention of the Internet, we know just how true that is. While technically it costs something to post to social media or to blogs, it feels free– as free as speech itself. And because it is easy and feels free, we’re all experts on all sorts of topics, pontificating to whomever will listen in our expert tones… but do our lives match up?

You have the truth, are you making a difference?

Nowhere is this more pointed than in our spiritual lives. It is very easy for us to talk about how we should live the Christian life, but how does our talk and our walk measure up?

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Peter’s Teachings on Submission

October 12th, 2018 Viewed 160 times

One can only envision that as time passed from the Ascension, the Apostles started to realize how important it was to document their witness and describe in detail how to live the Christian faith. Only so much could be entrusted to people through teaching, and so we see the New Testament start to take shape.

Structure of relationships under Christ take shape in all of the these works– churches, marriages, slaves, government– as the Apostles fleshed out how believers were to both be citizens of another world, but inhabitants of this one. How do you be “in the world, but not of the world?”

So Peter is going to take us through our responsibilities as believers in this world.

Kavanaugh vs. Ford Would be Easier If There Were No Politics

October 4th, 2018 Viewed 166 times
Sen. Feinstein and Judge Brett Kavanaugh

I’ve been thinking about the whole Kavanaugh debacle for the past few weeks and have been tweeting out different thoughts about it on Twitter. Having a chance now to hear and read a lot of different viewpoints on this topic, I figured I might as well get my perspective in among the mess and see if I could coherently come to any conclusion… and the biggest conclusion I could come to is that it would be a whole lot easier to get to the bottom of this if there were no politics involved– but then no one would care.

Abortion-Inducing Drugs

September 13th, 2018 Viewed 339 times, 2 so far today

In her latest article on the Kavanaugh nomination, Ann Althouse discusses the question about what exactly birth control is supposed to do. Much of the pro-life movement wants to distance itself from the birth control discussion for obvious reasons; however, there is a link.

In the mind of many, abortion is just another form of birth control, only instead of preventing conception, fertilization or implantation, the abortion component of the debate has been limited to discussing the medical procedure needed to remove a baby/fetus from the womb after the pregnancy is discovered.

Has Trump Been Successful In Implementing His Agenda?

August 24th, 2018 Viewed 297 times, 1 so far today

In the middle of a discussion I was having on Twitter regarding whether it was right for the Department of Justice to have a guideline not to indict a sitting President, I broached the idea that the reason that we are even having this conversation is that there are many people that believe that Pres. Trump should be indicted and jailed. They are furious that no one will stop him using this means, mostly because they know that the Republican Congress and Senate will not impeach and convict him, so they believe that if they could get an indictment or, better yet a criminal conviction, then the Republicans would have to get rid of him.

This has been in back of the Russian Collusion narrative, the Stormy Daniels affair and the rest– the idea that there needs to be something, anything that can remove Trump from office.

How do we judge if we’re successful?

August 22nd, 2018 Viewed 257 times, 1 so far today
Am I successful at the right things?

Everyone in life wants to be successful. They want to know that what they do and that their life matters.

What constitutes success is something we internalize from the culture around us. We’re shown examples of people that we are told are successful– the business person that has a lot of money, the politician that has a lot of power. The leaders in our lives that are able to attract attention, the person with the most Twitter followers or the most readers to their blog.

How does someone go about determining if they are truly successful? I mean, there are people out there that are competing at video games and making a bunch of money doing so– does this make them successful? Should we all go do that?

David Counted the Cost

August 21st, 2018 Viewed 317 times

David enjoyed much favor from God, for he was a man after God’s own heart. In 2 Samuel 24 we catch up to David near the end of his life. David numbered the children of Israel, something the kings were told not to do—their victory was to be found in the Lord.

Upon doing it, David realized his error, but he was punished anyway, and when he was given the chance to put an end and make a sacrifice he went to the threshing floor of Araunah. Araunah offered to give him the floor and the items for the offering, but David would have none of it.

He would not offer an offering to God that cost him nothing.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.