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4 ways to help your kids if they’re grieving

by Jason Kovacs Published May 21, 2017

Imagine climbing into a car or onto a plane and leaving behind everything you have ever known: pets, possessions, places, your home, your relationships. When we bring a child into our home, we’re offering them a new family and a new life, but it’s important to keep in mind all they’re leaving behind.  In addition […]

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We wanted to let you know about an exciting new opportunity we have for families considering or engaged with Foster Care or Adoption: our Culture and Adoption Project (CAP). Take a few minutes to fill out this quick survey to help us learn more about your experiences! Culture is an integral part of our identity […]

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Eulogy for Scott Crawford’s Father

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 26, 2015

Repost from December 2, 2014. Scott Crawford, longtime T4A volunteer staff member, lost his father last week to a long battle with cancer. In honor of Scott’s father, I wanted to share the beautiful eulogy that Scott wrote for his dad. A eulogy by son, Scott Crawford A husband. A father. A son. A brother. […]

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A cesspool of wicked and deviant dehumanization of the unborn for the love of Mammon: Planned Parenthood and the Atrocity of Corpse-Selling (http://www.russellmoore.com/2015/07/14/planned-parenthood-and-the-atrocity-of-corpse-selling/). What is at stake is the systemic eradication of the being and nature of the unborn child. Scottish theologian Thomas F. Torrance masterfully deconstructs Planned Parenthood’s hellacious attempt to dehumanize the unborn […]

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“When the eternal Son of God became man, he ushered his infinite, flawless communion with the Father into the depths of our sin, pain, and suffering (see Mark 14:36), not impersonally but in a profoundly personal manner. Jesus’ communion with the Father and the Spirit did not detach or distance him from the brokenness of […]

  Question #4: What impact does the belief that God’s adoption of his people is metaphorical have on the way we understand Paul’s language?  Our endeavor to clear the ground for a fresh perspective on the biblical teaching of adoption has led us to engage a series of questions. In answering the first three, we […]

When I spoke on “Adoption as Reconciliation and Family Reunification” at T4A’s October 2014 conference, I received a good bit of push back. Most who pushed back believed I had changed positions and weren’t pro-adoption any longer (i.e., pro-adoption: placing fatherless children into families through adoption). Many thought my position was now somewhat anti-adoption. I […]

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5 Questions Adoptees Are Tired Of Being Asked

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 7, 2015

Huffington Post article by an adopted teenager: As an adopted teenager, I think there is a fine line between being curious and being nosey, especially when it comes to personal issues such as adoption. Most kids will point out the obvious: “Oh, that girl/boy does not look like their parents, they must be adopted.” While […]

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Together We Can Help Orphans Now

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 17, 2014

Yes, the orphan crisis is complicated, but there are simple steps to move us toward attainable solutions. When we think of the world-wide orphan crisis, one way to motivate ourselves to action is recognizing there really are simple solutions! Believe it or not, we are already closer to solutions that will help orphaned and vulnerable children than we might have thought. Don’t […]

Eulogy for Scott Crawford’s Father

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 2, 2014

Scott Crawford, longtime T4A volunteer staff member, lost his father last week to a long battle with cancer. In honor of Scott’s father, I wanted to share the beautiful eulogy that Scott wrote for his dad. A eulogy by son, Scott Crawford A husband. A father. A son. A brother. A friend. A soldier. He […]

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Fundamental Question #2: Is Paul’s Language of Adoption to Be Taken Literally or Metaphorically? By challenging the admixture of the filial and familial language of Paul and John so prevalent in treatments of adoption, we have disentangled John’s  terminology relevant to the new birth from Paul’s germane to the believer’s adoption in Christ. In summary […]

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1. Distinguishing the Filial and Familial Language of Scripture (continued) Having outlined the three basic facts of adoption ~ the uniqueness of the biblical term huiothesia, Paul’s exclusive use of it (Rom. 8:15, 23, 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5), and his utilization of the term to cover the whole scope of redemptive history (Eph. 1:5; […]

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