In the past couple weeks, we have taken a short break from our series in Acts: The Mission of God to look at what the Bible says concerning the sanctity of life. In particular, we have focused on the unborn and the immigrant, asking how we are to respond to these difficult issues as followers of Jesus. To further help you as you wrap your heart and mind around these topics, we wanted to make available to you the following resources that could provide some insight.
These resources are just a few recommendations to get you started. There are a number of other articles, books, and videos that paint a biblical view of the unborn and the immigrant.
Please note, we are not endorsing everything that is said in these articles, videos, websites, and books. But we think they are helpful starting place in pointing us towards a biblical understanding of the sanctity of life.
Russell Moore looks at how the gospel speaks to those who have had or are considering an abortion.
This article lays out Peter Kreeft’s three fundamental assumptions undergirding the pro-life argument.
This article looks at arguments about abortion that don’t require a Christian worldview.
The ERLC is an organization dedicated to Christian ethics. They have a number of resources on the topic of abortion.
Statistics on Abortion from the CDC.
Statistics on Abortion from the Guttmacher Institute.
Beyond the Abortion Wars by Charles Camosy “In this book Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the major issues at stake in abortion morality and law.”
This white paper provides a broad, well-documented assessment of our current immigration situation, as well as suggestions for reform.
Matthew Soerens and Daniel Darling make a concise biblical argument that we must work proactively to let the Scriptures challenge dominant attitudes towards immigrants.
A conversation between Mathew Soerense and Dan Darling discussing how Christians should reform our views on immigration.
Russell Moore talks about how the gospel impacts the way we view immigration.
Welcoming the Stranger by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang. In this book, they try to paint a Christian response to immigration.
Seeking Refuge by Matthew Soerens, Stephan Bauman, and Dr. Issam Smeir. Takes a look at our current refugee crisis and how Christians should respond.