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As God, Jesus is himself the definitive Giver of God’s words. Only God can give God’s words. God’s words originate with God. He decides how they will be given to us or to angels. As man, Jesus is the perfect Receiver of God’s words. Man was created to be the receiver. God gives life and breath. We receive both. God gives love […]

Imagine how a child in an orphanage would feel if she were adopted reunited with her impoverished mother (now economically stable) instead of placed in a new family… Note: Theologically, adoption is both (1) placement in the family of God and (2) reconciliation and reunification. We’re not looking for a complete paradigm change away from […]

Of Adoption, Justice and Orphan Care

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 3, 2013

*This is a guest post by Micah Jelinek, a Branch Librarian and Faculty at Moody Theological Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan. He provides leadership in the area of orphan care and other social involvement issues at Oak Pointe Church | Milford. Download a PDF version of Micah’s post. Adoption and the Voice of the Defenseless Open your […]

In this blog series, all lowercase occurrences of the word “adoption” refer to the practice of families adopting children. All uppercase occurrences (“Adoption”) refer to God’s work of Adoption within redemptive-history. Series synopsis: While lowercase “adoption” presents a cosmetic solution to the global orphan crisis, uppercase “Adoption” presents a cosmic solution. Read Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Also, I appreciate Jen Hatmaker’s […]

In this blog series, all lowercase occurrences of the word “adoption” refer to the practice of families adopting children. All uppercase occurrences (“Adoption”) refer to God’s work of Adoption within redemptive-history. Series synopsis: While lowercase “adoption” presents a cosmetic solution to the global orphan crisis, uppercase “Adoption” presents a cosmic solution. Read Part 1. Read Part 2. Read Part 3. Also, I appreciate Jen […]

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