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Archive for July, 2013

Dr. Mittag-Leffler: “Mr. Crick, you have a voice speaking to you?” Harold Crick: “No, not to me. ABOUT me. I’m somehow involved in some sort of story. Like I’m a character in my own life. But the problem is that the voice comes and goes…” The film Stranger Than Fiction has captured my imagination of […]

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be blogging about some excellent under-the-radar breakout sessions you should consider attending at our upcoming October 4-5 conference at Southern Seminary in Louisville. In each post of this series I’ll highlight a few breakout sessions offered in each breakout session time-slot. Everyone of these breakouts will provide you with valuable […]

Remaining with the Latin Fathers we come now to Cyprian (200-258 A.D.) ~ spiritual son and pupil of Tertullian, Bishop of Carthage, subject of the first Christian biography, and martyr under the persecution of Roman Emperor Decius. Cyprian’s biographer, Pontius the Deacon, surmised in the aftermath of Cyprian’s execution that “he will probably never cease […]

I love the dialogue to the left between Dr. Mittag-Leffler and Harold Crick. It takes my Christian imagination to a place I wish it would go much more often, like as often as every time the second-hand of a clock ticks. Like Harold Crick, we often feel like words are being said about us from […]

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be blogging about some excellent under-the-radar breakout sessions you should consider attending at our upcoming October 4-5 conference at Southern Seminary in Louisville. In each post of this series I’ll highlight a few breakout sessions offered in each breakout session time-slot. Everyone of these breakouts will provide you with valuable […]

Story is the stuff of life. All of it. Have you ever watched the film Stranger Than Fiction? The lead character Harold Crick is played by the brilliant comedian Will Farrell. Harold is a letter-of-the-law IRS auditor who dutifully (but not joyfully) does his dreaded job. He clocks in each day knowing that no one likes him […]

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by Dan Cruver Published Jul 25, 2013

In ten weeks, we will hold our sixth annual T4A conference. We have over 50 speakers this time and some of the best exhibitors you’ll find anywhere. The theme this year is: “The Story that Changes Everything for Us and the Fatherless.” I have long believed that the Bible’s Story of Adoption has the power […]

Who will be at NatCon 2013? Gerrit Dawson

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 24, 2013

Gerrit Dawson is one of those authors I wish more Christians knew about and read. He has the ability to write both scholarly books (e.g., Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation and An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour) and popular ones, like Called By A New Name: Becoming What God […]

“Because there is so much that needs to be done for orphans right now and so little time to do it, do we really have time for in-depth study of theology? Don’t get me wrong: theology is important, but do we really have time for theology right now?” ~From a concerned T4A reader From time […]

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by Dan Cruver Published Jul 23, 2013

Adoption is a story-word (mp3 audio). In the Bible, God’s work of adoption within the world is a story that encompasses all of human history, from its pre-temporal beginnings when God predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3-6) to the eventual renewal of the heavens and the earth (Romans 8:23), when everything sad […]

Who will be at NatCon 2013? Johnny Carr

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 23, 2013

Johnny Carr, author of Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adoption, is the emcee for our October 4-5 National Conference at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. What should we do for those orphans (by far the majority) who are not, nor ever will be, adoptable? That’s the question I opened with when I blogged about […]

My good friend Jedd Medefind (President of Christian Alliance for Orphans) writes: Our good friends at Together for Adoption are gearing up for their national conference, this year in Louisville, KY on October 4-5.  (See more and register HERE.) We deeply value how T4A so consistently labors to root the Christian orphan care movement where all […]

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