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Archive for August, 2008

Ministry Spotlight: Lifesong for Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 29, 2008

Lifesong’s mission is to bring joy and purpose to orphans by mobilizing the church, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. We are very thankful that  Andy Lehman, Lifesong’s Vice President, is representing Lifesong at our upcoming conference as one of our great exhibitors. Click […]

Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote a brief article today entitled “The Culture of the Congregation: Celebrating Adoption.” Here are two excerpts: The concept of adoption is nearly universal. In the classic sense it is the formal and legally recognized act of willingly receiving someone else’s child as your own. In contrast to […]

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Orphans vs. American Dream

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 28, 2008

This morning I rediscovered Anthony Bradley’s hard-hitting Resurgence.com article, “Orphans vs. American Dream“. It’s a strong call to our churches to practice true religion. Certainly, if any group of people should joyfully and passionately care for orphans in their affliction, it should be those who have been adopted by God. As God’s children through adoption […]

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Steven Curtis Chapman has been on Focus on the Family the last three days to talk about God’s comfort.  Here are the program links: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3  (HT: Justin Taylor)

Rude Adoption Questions and the Gospel

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 27, 2008

Dr. Russell Moore, one of our conference speakers, wrote an excellent article about how rude adoption questions taught him about the gospel. It was published in the May 2007 edition of Touchstone: The Brotherhood of Sons: What Some Rude Questions About Adoption Taught Me About the Gospel of Christ. The Moores have four children, two […]

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FamilyLife’s Eight Steps to Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 26, 2008

Click on the image below for a very helpful resource on the process of adoption from FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans.

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Occasionally someone sends me an e-mail asking if I know of any resources that address transracial or transethnic adoption from a biblical perspective.  Unfortunately, most of these e-mails come from people who are facing opposition to transethnic adoption from within the evangelical community.  They most often want to know how the gospel addresses this important […]

Ministry Spotlight: The ABBA Fund

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 22, 2008

The ABBA Fund unites families through interest-free, covenant loans for adoption. I am privileged to work with Jason Kovacs, ABBA Fund’s Director of Ministry Development, here at Together for Adoption. Click on the image below to learn more about this great ministry.

Who should attend Conference 2008?

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 21, 2008

As all of you who frequent this blog know, we have our first Together for Adoption conference on November 1st. Over the past few weeks a couple people have asked me this question, “Who should consider attending your conference?” So I thought I would answer it here. Our conference is for anyone who has been […]

Interview with Sam Storms

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 20, 2008

This interview is with Dr. Sam Storms, the founder of Enjoying God Ministries,and soon to be Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. You will find his answers to be very thoughtful and encouraging. As I read them, I found myself rejoicing afresh about my adoption into God’s family. 1. Why do you believe that being […]

T4A Endorsements

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 19, 2008

About Conference 2008: “I love the focus of Together for Adoption. It exists to make much of the Gospel: calling believers to understand and embrace their status in Christ so that they can joyfully extend the love of Christ through orphan care and adoption. This is a needed emphasis in the Church today, and I’m […]

Tullian Tchividjian, one of our T4A Conference 2008 speakers, introduces the ESV Study Bible.

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