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Archive for November, 2009

Since God sent His Son to be born of a woman so that we might receive adoption as sons, Christmas provides a unique opportunity to celebrate our Adoption by God. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to redeem us so that we could be brought into the family of God for life (forever). Therefore, to celebrate […]

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 26, 2009

“Praise and thanksgiving be unto you, O God, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ and set him at your right hand in the kingdom of glory. Praise and thanksgiving be unto you, O Lord Jesus Christ, you Lamb of God who has redeemed us by your blood, you heavenly Priest who […]

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Interview with Talitha Piper

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 25, 2009

Olivia of Nobody416 interviewed Talitha Piper about her adoption into the Piper family. It is an excellent interview. I found Talitha’s gospel-rich answers very encouraging and instructive. Here’s an excerpt: I see adoption as a little picture of how God adopts us. The excitement, the pain, the sorrow, the joy!  I think that I wouldn’t […]

Why Attend Adopting for Life Conference

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 25, 2009

On February 26-27, 2010, Southern Seminary is hosting a conference on adoption entitled, “Adopting for Life.” They have put together a great list of general session and breakout session speakers. Here are seven reasons why you should seriously consider attending: Vertical adoption was invented before there was an earth for man to walk on. According […]

Tony Dungy: Always Room for One More

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 24, 2009

I really appreciate how Tony Dungy connects being pro-life with being pro-adoption in this brief video. His perspective is so very necessary. For the Christian being pro-life and being pro-adoption are two sides of the same coin. Always Room for One More from Family First on Vimeo. [HT: Paul Golden]

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“Without the gospel, your self-image is based upon living up to some standards—whether yours or someone’s imposed upon you. If you live up to those standards, you will be confident but not humble. If you don’t live up to them, you will be humble but not confident. Only in the gospel can you be both […]

Rebecca Manley Pippert illustrates the importance of being both word and deed people: One of the cries we hear in our modern culture is the search for family, for a community, especially with the isolating, fragmentary nature of modern life. The longing for community arises out of a search for connectedness with God, with others […]

[The photo above was taken four days before Daniel's death with the intended purpose that it testify to the glory of the Gospel in the midst of suffering. The Gospel is indeed for real life.] Yesterday’s post dealt with the crucifixion side of our backstory. In His infinite wisdom, God often leads His children through […]

The Gospel in Three Words

by Jason Kovacs Published Nov 19, 2009

 “Were I asked to focus the New Testament message in three words, my proposal would be adoption through propitiation, and I do not expect ever to meet a richer or more pregnant summary of the gospel than that.” —J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: 1993), 214 [HT: First Importance]

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As I wrote on October 12th, no one adopts a child in a historical vacuum. There is always a backstory behind the decision to adopt. At the center of our family’s backstory is the gracious work of God through the life and death of our son Daniel, who was born on October 12, 1999, and […]

When Christians are unsure of their Father’s delight in them, real Christian joy is absent and passionate Christian living is lacking. It is almost impossible (if not entirely impossible) to mobilize Christians who are unsure of God’s delight in them to care for orphans over the long haul, or at least to mobilize Christians who […]

Family Man: The Michael Oher Story

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 16, 2009

Join us this October 4-5, 2013 in Louisville for our national conference on orphan care and adoption. Learn more about the conference. [Previous post about Michael Oher] WORLD Magazine: All-American Michael Oher went from the streets as a 15-year-old son of a crack addict to potential NFL Rookie of the Year on the love and dedication […]

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