We have several LARGE families in our church. Some of our families include adopted children and not all of our adopted kids have the same melanin count in their skin, as their parents. Our moms report that they often get odd looks and backhanded compliments when they are out with their children (i.e. grocery stores, etc). America (not every American), as a society, HATES … [Read more...]
Abortuary Ministry: What If I Can’t Be Out There?
You want to participate in abortuary ministry, but you can't. What can you do? Trying to Encourage a Brother I spent some time on the phone the other day with a brother in Christ who has spilt sweat and tears for the unborn, outside of abortuaries. For years, he has pleaded with men and women not to murder their children, always doing so with the gospel of Jesus Christ as … [Read more...]
Love the Nomad; Don’t “Like” Him
Yesterday I discovered that I have numerous Facebook friends who are friends with a nomadic street preacher/abolitionist--a person with no real attachment or accountability to a local church. Three Groups of Facebook Friends I realize that among these Facebook friends there are likely some who... Have no idea the person with whom they are Facebook friends is a nomad. … [Read more...]
Memes: Sometimes I Have Something to Say
meme \MEEM\ noun. 1: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. 2: an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media. ~ Meriam-Webster Why Memes? Sometimes I have something to say. I don't always have the time to flesh out what I'm … [Read more...]
City of Iowa City vs Anthony Edward Miano: Case Dismissed!
That's right. In the City of Iowa City vs Anthony Edward Miano (me), District Associate Judge Deborah Farmer Minot dismissed the "disorderly conduct" charge against me. As you will see in her published ruling below, Judge Minot determined that the City of Iowa City code under which I was cited is unconstitutionally vague and unconstitutionally broad. I am grateful to … [Read more...]
Identification: When Are You Required to Show It To An Officer?
You are engaged in public evangelism and/or ministry outside of an abortuary. An officer arrives and asks for your identification. What should you do? Introduction There continues to be some confusion among street evangelists and abortion abolitionists regarding when or if one is required to show a police officer a form of identification when asked to do so. In this article, … [Read more...]
Two Texts, Encouragement, and Divine Providence
Yesterday, I saw the providence of God at work in a small, but very encouraging way--texts from two friends who have never met each other. The Providence of God I think a good place to start is with a definition of "Divine Providence." "Divine providence," according to one theological website, "is the governance of God by which He, with wisdom and love, cares for and … [Read more...]