Recommended Church Planting Books: New and Old
“Read two old books for every new one.”
missiology. Allen posits that the key to evangelizing the world is the adoption of “Paul's strategy.” Paul relied on trained lay leadership as pastors and elders.
New & Noteworthy Books
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Not by Nature But by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption. Gilbert Meilaender (University of Notre Dame Press). Evangelicals recently have distinguished
A Privilege to Vote: A Hispanic Perspective
As Hispanic believers we want to be good citizens of this country, whether it is our country of birth or adoption.
As Hispanic believers we want to be good citizens of this country, whether it is our country of birth or adoption. A Privilege to Vote: A Hispanic Perspective.
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive
Congressman Diane Black's experience and faith motivates her to advocate for change.
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. Diane Black/ May 12, 2016. Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. LEEROY.ca / Pexels.
Being a Pro-Life Church Is Messier Than You Think
Author and advocate Shannon Dingle on serving adoptive, foster, and special needs families.
Shannon Dingle is one of the voices at the forefront of the evangelical adoption movement. The messiness of foster care and adoption can cause tensions in churches.
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
Opinion | Family. How to Address America's Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village. The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake
The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better.
Emotional Pains, Hurting Marriages, and Addictions; Absorbed: Becoming Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Intimate as God Designed; and The Thread: Adoption Stories Knit
Wrestling with Eternity
For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.
While Paul highlights many of the blessings of God (adoption, redemption, and forgiveness of sins), this sentence is structured in such a way that it actually emphasizes divine
Status Update: Still Struggling
Adoption is a good thing, kids are cute, but let’s be real: This mess is hard.
Adoption is a good thing, kids are cute, but let's be real: This mess is hard. Even Christians who champion the cause of adoption don't really understand how onerous it can be.
99 Essential Doctrines Christians Should Know
Christianity wouldn't have its framework without these essential doctrines.
And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
A Look at Notable 2016 Publications
TEDS President offers his list of best books
Similar themes (religious liberty, racial reconciliation, abortion, adoption, and marriage) can be found in the multi-volume series on The Gospel for Life, edited by Russell Moore and
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ Kids
Responding to childhood trauma with Christ’s love, not tough love.
Opinion | Family. Adoption Doesn't 'Fix' Kids. Responding to childhood The cultural narrative around adoption was a lot more straightforward then. These days, we