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Archive for July, 2009

Adoption Culture at Church?

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 31, 2009

The issue is not creating an adoption culture at your church. It’s already every church’s culture. We have all been adopted by God. The issue for every church, then, is living in the reality of our adoption by God.

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Theology

Many amazing stories about orphans have been written in response to the new horror movie “Orphan.” God uses grace-filled stories like these to stir others up to love and good works. So please, keep telling them! God uses grace-filled stories like these to stir his people up to defend the cause of the orphan. In […]

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Conference Discount for Church Groups

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 29, 2009

God has given the Church a great privilege and calling: to care for orphans in their distress (James 1:27). Our T4A conferences are not primarily about equipping individual Christians to fulfill the orphan mandate, though they certainly do this.  Many individuals and couples have already registered for our upcoming conference, and for this we are […]

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Doors of Hope Flung Wide Open!

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 28, 2009

Nick Lyndon of Show Hope: It is so exciting to see the doors of Maria’s Big House of Hope flung wide open to welcome the least of the least of the special needs orphans! Thanks to all the supporters and sponsors who have helped to make this a reality, and to all the Show Hope […]

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Gospel Faith and Serving the Poor

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 27, 2009

If you haven’t already, read Tim Keller’s recent paper entitled “The Gospel and the Poor.” In it he argues that the church is “a pilot plant of the kingdom of God. The church is to use its gifts and power to heal all the results of sin, spiritual, psychological, social, physical.” Tim also does a […]

Gospel Coalition and New Conference Banner Ad

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 24, 2009

This is the banner ad that The Gospel Coalition is using. It was created by Brannon McAllister.

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Conference 2009

Hot Off the Press!

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 24, 2009

Register for Conference 2009.

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New Blog: Orphans’ Matchbox

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 23, 2009

Christian Alliance for Orphans has launched a blog called Orphans’ Matchbox! Jedd Medefind writes: Welcome to Orphans’ Matchbox, the blog of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. We offer it as not much more than a few loaves and a couple dried fish. But God has a way of multiplying such things. The truth is, from […]

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Help Mobilize Christians for Orphan Care

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 23, 2009

If you are interested in helping us equip Christians theologically about orphan care and adoption, we are looking for volunteers who would help us produce a free e-book resource that will be released prior to our October 2-3 conference. Please contact dan.cruver@togetherforadoption.org or jason@abbafund.org for information about volunteer opportunities in this important project. It may […]

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Family Curriculum on Children at Risk

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 22, 2009

Jason Kovacs: More than 1.2 billion children around the world grow up without hope and basic necessities. This large group is normally untouched by the message of God’s love and compassion. What can we do? Red Card: Standing Against Oppression, Providing Hope is a new curriculum on children at risk created by Caleb Resources, a […]

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Video: Freed to Visit Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 21, 2009

Our new T4A video connects the glory of the Gospel (i.e., the treasure that Jesus is) with the current global orphan crisis. The video’s quotations come from “The Orphan Crisis: Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be” (Part 1 and Part 2). Here’s the YouTube link to “Freed to Visit Orphans.” Many thanks to Brannon […]

Who Should Attend Conference 2009?

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 20, 2009

As all of you who frequent this blog know, we have our next Together for Adoption conference on October 2-3 at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. It is a conference we are very excited about. From time to time I’m asked this question, “Who should consider attending your conference? It seems like a really […]

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