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Archive for May, 2011

Conference Registration Opens Tuesday!

by Dan Cruver Published May 30, 2011

Registration for our October 21-22 conference in Phoenix opens tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon! Visit our conference page and click on the informational links. Only 1,400 spots available. Check back tomorrow afternoon for full conference information.

Adoption: Movement or Trend?

by Dan Cruver Published May 27, 2011

Megan Hyatt Miller writes: While talking with a friend about our adoption recently, she made a comment that adoption just seemed so trendy—all these upper-middle class families running around with their brown babies talking about hundreds of millions of orphans, minus one. From the outside looking in, it appeared to be the “new thing.” She […]

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Abraham is in My Forever Family?!

by Dennae Pierre Published May 26, 2011

If you have adopted children then you are very familiar with the phrase “forever family.” It is often what is used to explain to children who are being adopted the difference between their new family (which is permanent) and their old biological family or foster family (which had no assurance of permanency). This helps children […]

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“What’s the relationship between the Gospel and social justice?” That’s a question I’ve been asked many times over the last few years. It’s one of those hot-button issues that we Christians can get riled up about fairly quickly, regardless of where we come down on it. Unfortunately, discussions about the relationship between the Gospel and […]

A Family of Adoptees

by Dennae Pierre Published May 25, 2011

One of the beautiful things about the theology of adoption is that it changes the way we think, speak of, and do “church”. Being a part of a church community that understands adoption is a life-changing, beautiful thing. It is unlike anything you will ever experience on this earth, because it is a taste of […]

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Adoption is About Belonging

by Dan Cruver Published May 24, 2011

Alister McGrath writes: “Adoption is about being wanted.  It is about belonging.  These are deeply emotive themes, which resonate with the cares and concerns of many in our increasingly fractured society.  To be adopted is to be invited into a loving and caring environment.  It is about being welcomed, wanted and invited.  Adoption celebrates the privilege of […]

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The growth of the evangelical orphan care movement is very encouraging. The movement has grown so much over the past 5 years that it is impossible to quantify its growth. Every year churches by the hundreds are answering the call to care for orphans in their distress. In light of God’s work to raise up […]

Can you love a child you adopt the same as you love your biological children? In part two of this series, I looked at why we can’t tie our love to a biological component and why our love for our children cannot be based on an instinctual love that is somehow tied to shared genes. […]

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THE Child of God was Cast Away…

by Dan Cruver Published May 20, 2011

Tim Keller, commenting on Mark 7:28: “On the cross, the Child of God was thrown away, cast away from the table without a crumb, so that those of us who are not children of God could be adopted and brought in. Put another way, the Child had to become a dog so that we could […]

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“Christians often find it difficult to believe that God’s unfailing love is real. This is where the knowledge and increasing assurance that we are children of God is a refuge and shield against the attacks of Satan. Just as part of his plan of action in his temptation of Jesus included the issue of whether […]

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When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (Galatians […]

Guest Blogger at NoelPiper.com

by Dan Cruver Published May 17, 2011

Noel Piper asked me to write a post for her blog. Check it out.

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