Sex Ed. on the 4 Train

Sex Ed. on the 4 TrainThe other night as I rode the subway home from a meeting, I took my seat in the middle of a condom rally. Yes, that’s right, a condom rally. When I sat down, I was across from two teenagers, a boy and a girl, who were sitting across from two of their friends who were standing in front of the subway-car doors. This set of parallel teenagers each had condoms in their hands and were exchanging them with each other by airborne express. The pair I was sitting across from were remarking on how cool they thought it was that their friends’ school handed out condoms in bulk.

Embracing Life — Day 34

Embracing Life -- Day 34

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 34: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

I had lunch on Saturday afternoon with a very good friend of mine and her husband. My friend Angela is founder of Sisters for Life in Kentucky, and she was in Dayton leading a workshop on transforming communities through intercessory prayer. At lunch, we were talking shop and the conversation turned to how we pray, and what we pray for, when we go to abortion clinics. Somehow we ended up talking about praying for the abortionists. We both chuckled and agreed that praying for the physicians who perform abortions is somewhat of a litmus test of our purity of motivation and strength of dedication to seeing abortion end. But is that the only reason we pray for them? Today’s 40 Days devotional calls us to reflect on this.