Planned Parenthood and the Banality of Evil

Hannah ArendtIt’s not that the Planned Parenthood videos, in which the body parts of infants are harvested and sold, show monstrously evil people. It’s the lack of conscience in ordinary people that makes them so horrific. Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish philosopher who wrote about Adolf Eichmann’s trial after the fall of the Third Reich, sheds light on the severity of evil and the ease with which it is accepted if we simply change the words we use to describe our actions. Mike Cosper summarizes Arendt’s insight in his article, The Banality of Abortion. Read it!

 

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Make the Gospel of Grace a Daily Meditation in 2016

New Morning Mercies“When amazing realities of the gospel quit commanding your attention, your awe, and your worship, other things in your life will capture your attention instead. When you quit celebrating grace, you begin to forget how much you need grace, and when you forget how much you need grace, you quit seeking the rescue and strength that only grace can give. This means you begin to see yourself as more righteous, strong, and wise than you actually are, and in so doing, you set yourself up for trouble.”

–Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies, Introduction.