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How should we navigate the drama of life?

by Dan Cruver Published May 14, 2014

“Worshipping God as Savior means that the most significant drama in my life is not what will happen to my marriage, children, possessions, or career, but what will happen to my sin. It means that the most wonderful thing that could ever happen in my life is my salvation. It means that the most wonderful […]

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday today, I’m re-posting the Live in the Story video about how my youngest son applied the meaning of MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech to a situation he faced at school.

We live into the stories that captivate us

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 14, 2013

We refer to Adoption in Scripture as a Trinitarian story-word and we write about the Story of the Trinity because we believe we’re shaped profoundly by the stories that captivate us — and there is no more captivating Story than the one written by our Triune God. LiveintheStory.com was created to help you “live into” (see and click quotation […]

Scotty Smith‘s topic for his plenary talk at our conference this past weekend was “When Everything Sad Comes Untrue.” One of Scotty’s “sweet spot” doctrines (he has many!) that I absolutely love to hear him preach on is the New Heavens and the New Earth. So when I invited him to speak at our 2013 […]

It’s not yet too late to register for this weekend’s conference! So join hundreds of us as we explore the Story that changes everything for the fatherless… Register now! Six rich general sessions. Sixty tool-gathering workshops.  One breathtaking Story. General Session Topics The Story Gone Wrong (Mike Reeves, author of Delighting in the Trinity) Stories of the Fatherless (Dr. Sharen Ford, Manager of Colorado State’s […]

One Week from Today!

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 27, 2013

Our 2013 national conference starts just 1 week from today! Join Dr. Sharen Ford, Scotty Smith, Mike Reeves, Vermon Pierre, Johnny Carr, Noel Piper, and many others as we explore the power of “the Story that changes everything — for us and the fatherless” and its implications for global orphan care. Register now! Six rich general sessions. Sixty tool-gathering workshops. One breathtaking Story. […]

Come Hear Mike Reeves!

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 18, 2013

Until recently, Mike was Head of Theology for UCCF, providing theological fuel for student mission and supporting undergraduates studying theology. Before that he was an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia. Mike’s new role is Theologian-at-Large. His duties […]

Join us for our upcoming October 4-5 national conference in Louisville as we give a real-life, gritty look at adoption and orphan care in the world through the lens of God’s redemptive-Story of Adoption in human history. Learn more about “The Story that Changes Everything for Us and the Fatherless.” — Watch the conference trailer. — Register now! _____________________ Part 1 […]

We are excited to announce that we’ve launched the website of Together for Adoption’s new initiative (Live in the Story) along with this year’s conference trailer (above). As a way of saying “thank you” to everyone who has expectantly waited for the launch of Live in the Story, we are extending early-bird registration ($79) for […]

Dr. Mittag-Leffler: “Mr. Crick, you have a voice speaking to you?” Harold Crick: “No, not to me. ABOUT me. I’m somehow involved in some sort of story. Like I’m a character in my own life. But the problem is that the voice comes and goes…” The film Stranger Than Fiction has captured my imagination of […]

I love the dialogue to the left between Dr. Mittag-Leffler and Harold Crick. It takes my Christian imagination to a place I wish it would go much more often, like as often as every time the second-hand of a clock ticks. Like Harold Crick, we often feel like words are being said about us from […]

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