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Defending Orphans as Christian Nurture

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 11, 2010

Toby Sumpter wrote a very helpful post about Walter Brueggemann’s insight into the connection between nurturing our children and defending the fatherless. Here’s the Brueggemann quotation that Toby writes about:

“The ultimate content of family nurture in this tradition is in order that our own children in faith have front and center in their vision the protection of orphans, a concern that is defining for faith. Family nurture in this tradition cannot be a narrow little enterprise about purity and safety; rather, it concerns inculcation into the peculiar ethical patterns of our faith.”

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