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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

How to View Children: Audio lecture

November 16th, 2014 by Aubri


There are good ways and bad ways at going about sharing your views on child prevention aka birth control. I’ve addressed it a bit on this blog, but I don’t do that much because I believe it’s an issue better left in the hands of theologians and the Holy Spirit. Obvious to most of you is the fact that Phil and I do not use any forms of child prevention, I did write on that here, but when it comes to discussing it with others, this topic is an emotional land-mine I pretty much avoid.

My series on Fertility in a Fallen World was started as a way to gently open discussion on the issue and as a way to encourage all women who have deeply struggled with procreation. As anyone who is married knows, we must all make some hard decisions about procreation, there’s no way around it.

So with that said, I wanted to share a paper with you all that Phil wrote on the issue titled: “The Logic, Ideology, and Ascendancy of Child Prevention.” He presented this paper at the Nebraska Lutheran Confession Series at Good Shepherd, Lincoln this past Thursday.

It deals with Margret Sanger and her program of family planning and how her influence has changed how Americans talk and think about children. And how Christians are called to view children.

Here is the edited audio:


Here is the same, with a download link to the mp3:


The full paper is here if you’d prefer to read it while you listen which is what the original audience did:


3 Responses to “How to View Children: Audio lecture”

  1. Katy says:

    Thanks, Pastor Hale! I look forward to listening while sorting clothes this afternoon.

    Aubri, you’re so right–it’s a tough topic to ever bring up. Pretty much the only time I do is when folks are insatiably inquisitive.

  2. Rebekah says:

    Thank you for sharing. Will appreciate hearing what he had to say.

  3. Carrie H says:

    Finally finished reading this, I know, it took me a long time! Thanks for sharing it 🙂