It was two years ago today that I began this undertaking with great trepidation and an even greater assurance that nobody would ever discover the blog.
Jill Stanek, who knew better, along with her moderators Bethany and Carla really encouraged me to step out of the boat. Jill gave Coming Home a beautiful write-up two weeks later on Christmas Eve, and the rest has been the Holy Spirit of God.
In the past two years, this blog has covered a great deal of ground. 633 Posts and 370,000 hits later, I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface.
Many on the other side have criticized the tag line:
“Science in Service of the Pro-Life Movement.”
I think that line is misunderstood, and I’d like to clear that up. I’m not distorting science in order to service the pro-life movement. It’s quite the opposite.
After 40 years of abortion, after 50 years of the sexual revolution, the casualties can no longer be swept under the rug with the rhetorical broom of the Culture of Death. The pile of human debris has turned into a mountain, and every shred of credible science shows as much.
Science done properly and well serves the truth, and the truth consistently emerging from credible science serves the pro-life argument.
Science validating the truth of life, the truth of God’s creation. That leads to the second great criticism of this blog:
The blending of science and religion, especially Catholicism, is seen as discrediting the science.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
Living an integrated life, in part, means taking truth from science and applying that truth to the contentions of faith and vice-versa, and looking for the areas of agreement. Science is increasingly demonstrating the benefits of a life lived according to God’s wise design. That’s why I get hammered. The Culture of Death is terrified by that prospect.
And of course, I would be having a conversation with myself, but for all of the good people who have stopped, read, contemplated, responded, encouraged and challenged me, and spread the word about what Coming Home has been bringing to light:
The wondrous nature of God’s creation, and the consequences of disregarding the revealed plan for that creation.
My heartfelt thanks and prayers to all who have spent their time here and who have spread the good news that the systematic study of God’s creation has validated his wise design for that creation.
I have never asked for money to help sustain me and my family, considering the time this blog consumes, and I never will.
God has sustained us, and He always will.
For all who responded to my request for the money and prayers we needed to bury Kortney, Sophie and Jon in October, my eternal gratitude. The outpouring of love and support were a healing balm for Ben Gordon, the Scharfenberger family, and the family at Students for Life. This was the pro-life family in our finest hour.
God Bless you all, and please be assured of my ongoing prayers for all as we soldier on together.