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Archive for April, 2015

  These dippings are intended to clear away some of the muddled thinking inherited from the historic neglect of adoption. They offer us a taste of the doctrine’s substratum ~ a foundation touched on in passing in some biblical studies of adoption, but consistently omitted from theological and practical treatments. I am offering not a final […]

We have the privilege of partnering with Northland Camp & Conference Center this year for a family retreat with an adoption focus. The goal if this unique June 22-27 family retreat is to provide adoptive families with refreshment and encouragement…and the encouragement begins by providing you with a 15% discount when you use the code […]

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If Not for You — A Birthmother Story

by Dan Cruver Published Apr 20, 2015

Austin Stone’s Story Team just released its latest film, If Not for You. This is a story of Janice Moody, a birth mother who placed her baby for adoption and after twenty two years, she had the opportunity to meet him face to face for the first time. It’s a powerful story of adoption that […]

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This sermon jam is a 3-minute excerpt from a sermon I preached a few years ago at a Covenant Care Services‘ event. My sermon was on Psalm 36:7-9. You’ll find those verses below the sermon jam video. “How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of […]


by Dan Cruver Published Apr 16, 2015

Dr. C.F.W. Walther, a pastor who lived in the 1800’s, wrote, “Every Christian may apply to himself the declaration of God: ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!’” Don’t miss what Walther just said! The only thing I would change to what he wrote is swap out the word “may” with […]

Orphan Care as Protest and Resistance

by Dan Cruver Published Apr 2, 2015

Given the ever present complexity and systemic challenges of the global orphan crisis, how do we keep laboring for orphan prevention, orphan care, and family reunification when we see so little substantial change happening? In his book Rejoicing in Lament, J. Todd Billings offers this perspective: what if we viewed our continued efforts as protest […]

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