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In this special workshop, African-American pastor Dr. Toney Parks shares advice for White couples parenting African-American children in a post-Ferguson country. Dr. Parks is a 1980 Criminal Justice graduate of the University of South Carolina. He received a Masters Divinity degree from Erskine College and Theological Seminary and earned a Doctorate degree in counseling from Westminster […]

“Why is your mommy White?”

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 20, 2012

She asked my son an honest question, and he gave her a surprising answer: ”Noah, why is your mommy White?” As I’ve written about before on this blog, my family is multi-ethnic. Melissa and I are White, our daughter is White, and our two sons are Black. We live in a fairly racially diverse neighborhood (Whites, […]

Wisdom for Transracial Adoptive Families

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 17, 2012

Together for Adoption is committed to helping Christians think theologically about all things adoption. One of the ways we seek to do this is through occasional interviews. Today’s interview provides wisdom for transracial adoptive families. Our guest is J.B. Watkins, Senior Pastor of St. Roch Community Church, a multi-cultural congregation called to serve the St. Roch […]

The Gospel and Trans-racial Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 4, 2011

Dennea Pierre did a great job summarizing her husband’s breakout session on the Gospel and trans-racial adoption. Vermon’s breakout session was the only one I was able to attend at our conference in Phoenix, and I am so glad I did. It was fantastic. Vermon Pierre is the lead pastor of Roosevelt Community Church, a […]

Jesus took transracial adoption to the cross not to make a statement against it, but rather to accomplish it. When Jesus went to the cross, transracial adoption—the bringing of both Jews and Gentiles into God’s household—was gloriously stamped on his mind and deeply embedded in his heart. How do I know this to be the […]

On Transracial Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 16, 2009

Justin Taylor writes: Following up on my post about the Justice of the Peace who refused a marriage license to an interracial couple due to the harm he thinks it would bring to their children, I thought the following–from an article I wrote for Modern Reformation–might be relevant to the discussion: We don’t regard our […]

God promised Abraham that in him “all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). From the very beginning, God’s promise to Abraham encompassed every ethnic and racial group. Jump ahead 1,800+ years. When Paul wrote Galatians 3:7-8, Jesus had already completed his redemptive mission by living, dying, and being raised from the […]

The paragraphs below are from the sermon that Carl Robbins preached last year at Together for Adoption Conference 2008. Carl’s sermon was entitled “Adoption and the Multi-Ethnic Family of God” (Ephesians 2:11-22). The full sermon will be available in our upcoming free ebook. If you’re older than 30 you probably remember one of the most […]

Great Line from The Blind Side: “My son!”

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 12, 2009

In this “The Blind Side” trailer there is a GREAT line by Sandra Bullock that illustrates the beauty of the miracle of transracial adoption in both its horizontal (a family’s adoption of a child) and vertical dimensions (God’s adoption of us). No matter our human ethnicity, when God adopts us through Jesus Christ, we are all […]

Yesterday I posted a blog interview on the Gospel and transracial adoption.  Today’s post is an audio interview on the same topic.  Russell Moore was a guest last week on Albert Mohler’s radio program to discuss “Transracial Adoption and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”  They begin discussing the topic at the 11:19 mark.  Download the […]

The Gospel and Transracial Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 24, 2008

Together for Adoption is committed to helping Christians think theologically about all things adoption. One of the ways we seek to do this is through occasional interviews. Today’s post is our second interview that deals with the issue of transracial adoption. Our guest is J.B. Watkins, Senior Pastor of St. Roch Community Church, a multi-cultural congregation […]

Here is part two of some choice quotations from Carl Robbins’ sermon on Ephesians 2:11-3:6 at the recent Together for Adoption conference. His thesis was that “there should be no barrier for Christians to adopt trans-racially since they understand that their God is adopting children from every nation, tribe, race, people and language group.” The […]

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