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Archive for March, 2013

Don’t Live in an Exhausting Story

by Dan Cruver Published Mar 27, 2013

Telling a great story with your life can be exhausting. Back in November of 2011, when I was on a 15 hour flight from Melbourne, Australia to LAX, I sat next to woman who was working hard to tell a great story with her life. When she first boarded the plane and took her seat […]

If the first nugget dipped in historical theology claimed the neglect of the doctrine of adoption, and the second described it, the nuggets digested with the remainder of this first sauce will give us a taste of the main scope of the history of adoption. There’s not much that can be said of the apostolic fathers. We […]

Orphan Justice for the (Un)adoptable

by Dan Cruver Published Mar 15, 2013

What should we do for those orphans (by far the majority) who are not, nor ever will be, adoptable? How’s that for a straightforward question right out of the gate? If “religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction” (James 1:27), then my […]

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 […]

LIVE in the Story

by Dan Cruver Published Mar 8, 2013

There’s still time to join us in Athens, Georgia for our March 22-23 LIVE in the Story event! Join us for this intensive two-day event designed for Christians and ministry leaders who desire to journey further into the transformative theology of adoption (i.e., God’s work of adoption within the story of redemption) for the sake of […]

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There are four tendencies in the theological history of adoption which support the claim that the history is one of neglect. Firstly, there’s the almost or entire omission of adoption by many theologians. These include the apostolic fathers, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Hodge, W. G. T. Shedd, Thomas Chalmers, George Hill, William Cunningham, Abraham Kuyper, Louis Berkhof, and G. C. […]

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