“Higher Calling” – Bryant on Dungy

Howard Bryant, a senior writer for ESPN.com, has written a masterful piece on retired NFL coach Tony Dungy’s post-coaching days. An excerpt:

In his first year outside the NFL since the early 1980s, Dungy is a unique and powerful figure. He has developed an enormous broadcast profile while emerging as a confidant of NFL owners, coaches and the commissioner himself. He is a connected insider, yet strives to maintain a special rapport and credibility with the country’s disadvantaged.”

Bryant probes into Dungy’s rehabilitative efforts with Michael Vick, LeGarrette Blunt, as well as lack thereof for former wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

Being a pastor zealous for the truth, I can’t help but mention that Bryant makes a minor theological misstatement in the story. See if you can find it.

Read the whole thing HERE.

Why So Many Abortion Workers Become Pro-Life

From Kevin DeYoung:

Like An Electric Current

“Mugged by Ultrasound: Why So Many Abortion Workers Have Turned Pro-Life”,by David Daleiden and Jon Shields, is a gut-wrenching, disturbing, graphic account of the emotional trauma abortion wrecks on those who perform them. For example, in 2008, Dr. Lisa Harris explained what happened while she, 18-weeks pregnant at the time, performed an abortion on an 18-week-old fetus. She felt her own baby kick at the same time she ripped off a fetal leg with her forceps. This prompted a visceral response.

Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes—without me—meaning my conscious brain—even being aware of what was going on. I felt as if my response had come entirely from my body, bypassing my usual cognitive processing completely. A message seemed to travel from my hand and my uterus to my tear ducts. It was an overwhelming feeling—a brutally visceral response—heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics. It was one of the more raw moments in my life.

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