Abortion: Does The Church Really Have A Better Alternative?

So what can the church offer to a woman who is facing the difficult decision of how to handle an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy? This is one of the best responses I’ve come across. In my opinion the church has little to no right to condemn abortions if it isn’t willing to offer difficult alternatives like the one below.

William Wilmon describes hearing an African-American pastor’s response to the grim reality of teen pregnancy in his book, “What’s Right With The Church”. Here is an excerpt from Willimon’s book, and it is beautifully sacramental:

“We have young girls who have this happen to them. I have a 14-year-old in my congregation who had a baby last month. We are going to baptize the child next Sunday, “he added.

“Do you really think that she is capable of raising a little baby?” Another minister asked.

“Of course not, “he replied. “No 14-year-old is capable of raising a baby. For that matter, not many 30-year-olds are qualified. Babies are too difficult for any one person to raise by herself. “

“So what do you do with babies? “They asked.

“Well, we baptize them so that we all raise them together. In the case of that 14-year-old, we have given her baby to a retired couple who have enough time and enough wisdom to raise children. They can raise the mama along with her baby. That’s the way we do it. “

Here is a link where you can buy Bishop Willimon's book,
Here is a link where you can buy Bishop Willimon’s book, “What’s Right With The Church” on Amazon.com

Podcast Episode #137: Andrew Peterson Returns

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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast, Andrew Peterson returns. Since we are so close to the Easter Season we talk a lot about his classic record, Resurrection Letters Volume 2. It was great to record this episode on location in Nashville at the Rabbit Room’s North Wind Manor. There’s a little something for everyone here. Great music and great conversation with a great artist, Andrew Peterson.

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St. Patrick’s Day and Psalm 42

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Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms

Since I close chapter three of the book by talking about St. Patrick I wanted to share the entire chapter as a celebration of his life and legacy. I hope you enjoy it. The book can be purchased from Amazon.com at this link.

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Simply click on the picture below to read Chapter 3 – St. Patrick and Psalm 42

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mary’s Song is a tune I wrote for my mom as a Mother’s Day gift years ago. I hope you enjoy it and I wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Music For Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter

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With Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and the Season of Easter fast approaching, here are some new hymn arrangements that Worship Music Leaders Might Find of Use.

 

FREE SHEET MUSIC for these arrangements and more can be found at this link: http://www.RickLeeJames.com/FreeSheetMusic.

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Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Cross Medley: Hallelujah, What A Savior, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, And Can It Be

Christ Has Died, Christ Is Risen

Hallelujah, Christ Is Lord! (St. Patrick’s Prayer)

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Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing)

More Than The Watchman (Psalm 130)

I Lift Up My Eyes

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Podcast #104 – Style vs. Substance In Worship

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Style vs. Subsance In Worship

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Recent and Upcoming Podcasts
Songwriting For The Local Church -Podcast Episode #101 (Workshop 1)
New Music with Guest Paul Baloche Episode #102
Worship Band Workshop  – Podcast Episode #103
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Substance vs. style In Worship – Podcast Episode #104 (Workshop 3)
Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms – Podcast Episode #105

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Podcast #102 with Paul Baloche

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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast we are joined by Singer, Songwriter, Author, and Worship Leader Paul Baloche. Paul has written so many great songs for the church (Open The Eyes of My Heart, Above All, Our God Saves, Hosanna) and on April 1st he will be releasing a brand new live album with Integrity music. Hear all about it from Paul himself this week on Voices In My Head.

Rick Lee James also has some big live album news to share. Basement Psalms Live is available this week for the first time on Amazon Instant Video. Hear more about it on this week’s show.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

Free audio download of Basement Psalms Live to Celebrate it’s release on Amazon Instant Video

My concert film, Basement Psalms Live has just been added to Amazon Instant Video. To celebrate it’s release I am offering the audio album for free (or a tip) on Noisetrade. Spread the word because this offer will only last a few days.

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The Hardcover of Rick’s Book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms is available at a reduced price this week on Amazon.com

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Also, my latest Podcast is available, Episode #101- Songwriting For the Local Church

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and…Don’t forget your free sheet music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next Monday!

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