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Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies Again
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage Subscriber Access Only
A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children.
Their influence has helped to reverse the negative stigma of adoption in the country. Now roughly 100,000 American children are waiting for adoption; almost all are in foster care.
The Diffusion and Influence of Contemporary Worship
How does worship music style relate to congregational growth?
FACT), have used characteristics like informality, use of electronic technology and instruments common to contemporary popular music, to track the mass adoption of contemporary
Why the Church Needs the Infertile CoupleSubscriber Access Only
We're missing a broader scope of familial love.
The widespread and uncritical adoption of reproductive technologies among evangelicals has thus had the effect of rendering infertility even less visible among our communities than it
After 40 Girls Die in Orphanage Fire, Guatemala Asks Evangelicals for Advice
Tragedy becomes impetus for reforms sought by Christian experts.
Tragedy becomes impetus for reforms sought by Christian experts.
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. Image: LEEROY.ca / Pexels.
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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
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.
Why Burkinis Should Matter To Christians Who Care About Religious Freedom
We must speak into religious liberty issues that protect the rights of those who believe differently than we do.
of the police. Or Catholic adoption agencies stripped of their participation in Massachusetts' adoption system because of their views of marriage. Or a
Southern Baptists, Racism, and the Alt-Right: It's Time to Make This Right, Plain, and Clear
I look forward to its overwhelming adoption on the floor of the SBC today. PROPOSED RESOLUTION #10. ON THE ANTI- GOSPEL OF ALT-RIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY.
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.
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.
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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 Leer en español.
Why International Adoptions by Americans Have Hit a 35-Year Low
Most of the decline comes from three countries.
(However, some advocates say the requirement that foreign adoptive parents stay one year in the country before their adoption is complete is “not realistic.”).
Supreme Court Saves Christian Hospitals from Crushing Pension Payments
Unanimous victory for religiously affiliated health care groups will affect 100 lawsuits.
Unanimous victory for religiously affiliated health care groups will affect 100 lawsuits.
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.
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
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ KidsSubscriber Access Only
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
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.
Three Scenes: The Open Secret in Christian Adoption Circles and Why it Matters to the Church
How will you and your church contribute to the ministry of adoption?
Three Scenes: The Open Secret in Christian Adoption Circles and Why it Matters to the Church. Scene 3—One Year after the Adoption Event (this is a hope for the future).
The Imago Dei in the Colorado Springs Tragedy
Kelly Rosati, who leads Focus of the Family’s Life Issues, Speaks Up for ALL Life
Kelly lives in Colorado Springs, CO, and is the vice president of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family where she oversees the Adoption & Orphan Care Initiative and the Sanctity
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The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
Let’s get unchurched evangelicals back into church, and prejudiced evangelicals back to the Bible.
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