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Archive for September, 2013

One Week from Today!

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 27, 2013

Our 2013 national conference starts just 1 week from today! Join Dr. Sharen Ford, Scotty Smith, Mike Reeves, Vermon Pierre, Johnny Carr, Noel Piper, and many others as we explore the power of “the Story that changes everything — for us and the fatherless” and its implications for global orphan care. Register now! Six rich general sessions. Sixty tool-gathering workshops. One breathtaking Story. […]

Following Clement, Origen (184/185-253/254) became the next renowned teacher of the Catechetical School of Alexandria. It was there his prodigious talent, purity of character, and capacity for learning first developed. With the martyrdom of his father Leonides (and the confiscation of his property), Origen came to rely on a wealthy patron before going on to become […]

Fierce Compassion, HELP!, and More…

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 23, 2013

With Together for Adoption 2013 being just under two weeks away, we wanted to highlight several workshops that you’ll want to check out. If you’ve yet to register, do so today. See you in Louisville! Breakout Session One (11:00am – 12:00 Noon, Friday): Engaging in the Local Orphan Ministry (Heather Sewell, Orphan Alliance of Louisville) – Orphan […]

Wanted to highlight a few of our excellent 60+ workshops. The conference is in 2 weeks, so register now! Breakout Session Two Highlights (1:30 – 2:30pm, Oct. 4): Becoming an Adoption-Friendly Church: 20 Ways to Look After Orphans (Paul Golden, Baptist Bible Seminary) - How does your church “look after orphans in their distress” (James 1:27)? Included in […]

*This is a guest post by Angela Prince (PhD in Special Education, Clemson Univ.). If ever there was an adoption romantic, I was she. In junior high school, adoption became my dream. The older I became, the more intense the dream grew. Dating relationships died {thankfully!} over this desire. When the man-of-my-dreams said, “I want […]

Adoption is Bigger Thank You Think

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 18, 2013

Excerpt of my blog post over at Desiring God: The Love Story of the Universe The eternal story of the infinite reciprocal love that the three Persons of the Trinity share with each other sheds the light of the Son on the immense size of our adoption. Pastor and author Gerrit Dawson captures just how […]

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Come Hear Mike Reeves!

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 18, 2013

Until recently, Mike was Head of Theology for UCCF, providing theological fuel for student mission and supporting undergraduates studying theology. Before that he was an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia. Mike’s new role is Theologian-at-Large. His duties […]

*This blog post is by Scott Crawford, our Conference Exhibitor Coordinator. Scott works as a Pharmacist for his day job. Why You Should Join Us for the Together for Adoption National Conference 2013 I am biased, of course. I have been on staff involved with conference planning and on-site exhibitor coordination for 2 other national […]

My friend Dr. Becca McBride is the new appointed Assistant Professor, Political Science at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Becca possesses a brilliant mind and who has been an immense help to me over the years in my interacting in the secular adoption field. Here first voice as a Calvin professor was published today by […]

Registration Giveaway from

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 17, 2013 is giving away two free registrations to our October 4-5 conference at Southern Seminary. It’s easy to enter. So go enter now!

We’ve got three copies of our friend Mike Reeves‘ fantastic new book (Delighting in the Trinity) to give away! Mike is one of our wonderful keynote speakers (and he’s speaking twice!!)! You’ll love his British accent as well! How can you get a copy? Click on the photo to the right (it will take you […]

Conference Booklet for NatCon 2013

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 13, 2013

Click on the cover below to read the 48 page booklet for our October 4-5 national conference at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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