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Here is the second installment of audio from our 2015 conference this past November: Angela Tucker’s talk Beyond “Closure”. Listen to or download it for free! Angela Tucker is a transracial adoptee and the subject of the powerful documentary Closure. She uses her personal story to educate others and encourage stimulating and transformative conversation and prompt procedural […]

Below is the first installment of audio from our 2015 conference from this past November. We’ll be adding much more free audio from the conference over the next week, including audio from Brandon Hatmaker, J.D. Greear, Angela Tucker, John Sowers, Dr. Sharen Ford, Tony Merida, Susan Heath Hays, Chris Marlow, Tara Vanderwoude, Sara Brinton, Nemili Johnson, Johnston […]

Stop giving your life to Jesus. Stop it!

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 23, 2015

It’s not unusual for me to meet orphan care advocates, foster care and adoptive parents, and orphan prevention activists who feel burned out. The energy and enthusiasm that once characterized their efforts to advocate for orphaned and vulnerable children has all but evaporated. They are weary and heavy-laden (Matthew 11:28). “It’s not unusual for me […]

This sermon jam is a 3-minute excerpt from a sermon I preached a few years ago at a Covenant Care Services‘ event. My sermon was on Psalm 36:7-9. You’ll find those verses below the sermon jam video. “How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of […]

Dr. C.F.W. Walther, a pastor who lived in the 1800’s, wrote, “Every Christian may apply to himself the declaration of God: ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!’” Don’t miss what Walther just said! The only thing I would change to what he wrote is swap out the word “may” with […]

FamilyLife Today did an excellent 2-part interview with Brian Borgman last week. Brian is the author of After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption. Listen to: Part 1 Part 2

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 […]

Learn more about ChriStory

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 30, 2014

Lesson 1: Audio for “Jesus, The True Eden for Us” Lesson 2: Audio for “Jesus, The New Creation for Us (Part 1)” Lesson 3: Teacher Notes for “Jesus, The New Creation for Us (Part 2)” Lesson 4: Audio & Teacher Notes for “Jesus is Eden” (John 9) Lesson 5: Jesus is the New Creation (Part […]

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The Love Story of the Incarnation

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 24, 2014

Below is a sermon I had the privilege of preaching this last Sunday at Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina.

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Free Conference Audio Downloads

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 2, 2014

Download the audio of all the general session talks from our October 4-5 national conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. The audio from our breakout sessions will be available next week. To learn more about our October 4-5 national conference, take a look at the conference booklet (PDF). Conference Theme: The Story […]

South Africa’s Orphan Care Movement

by Dan Cruver Published Mar 14, 2013

One of the perks of my work with Together for Adoption is the opportunity to see firsthand a little of what God is doing in other places of the world to awaken and empower churches to care for orphans. I had one such opportunity earlier this month as I participated in the first annual Together […]

Mini-Course on the Theology of Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 10, 2012

If you are looking to deepen your understanding of the theology of adoption, start with the six hour-length lectures below. All six of these excellent lectures were given at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the October 4-5, 2012 Together for Adoption Conference for Pastors & Orphan Care and Adoption Ministry Leaders. Whether you are a […]

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