I’m a White Mom of Beautiful ‘Colored’ Boys
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children?
Nov 9, 2017. parent, adoption, biracial. I'm a White Mom of Beautiful 'Colored' Boys. I'm a White Mom of Beautiful 'Colored' Boys. A Lesson from Adoption.
The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character.
Son . . . that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Second, “God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.' ”. Here
GOP Tax Reform Recognizes Unborn Babies as Beneficiaries
Conservative Christians respond also to proposed changes on adoption credits and pulpit politics.
Conservative Christians respond also to proposed changes on adoption credits and pulpit politics. Gleanings. GOP Tax Reform Recognizes Unborn Babies as Beneficiaries.
International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes
Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions.
Meanwhile, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) reported “eye-opening numbers” on how Christian investment in orphan care and adoption “continues to climb
Here’s Where Evangelicals Are Giving the Most and Least
For Giving Tuesday, ECFA analyzes the finances of 1,800 ministries.
Adoption giving was also up from 2015 to 2016, this time by 11.4 percent. Except for a blip from 2012 to 2013 (growth of 3.9%), adoption giving has grown
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
Adoption stands incomplete until that moment when your child adopts you back. This mutuality, the adoption of one another, cements our connection.
The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts
God uses weak people.
Evangelical Adoption. As the charismatics pointed the way, Evangelicals were forced to engage. Worship wars soon erupted. Preaching became more personal, less formulaic.
The Southern Baptist (Re-)Emergence in Church Planting
Church planting accelerates and advances the kingdom in exponential ways.
However, with the adoption of this mini-reorganization (called the Great Commission Resurgence), the mission board was told that they had to prioritize church planting.
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 Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage
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.
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
As if we haven't walked beside our friends as they journey in the honor of adoption, as if adoption is a consolation prize or busy work while we wait for the “real thing,” as if adoption
The Great Supreme Court Cake-Off: Christian Bakers vs. Gay Weddings
UPDATED: The biggest religious freedom case of 2017, Masterpiece Cakeshop, held oral arguments today.
“A decision against Masterpiece Cakeshop would also raise more questions, such as whether a state can force Christian adoption agencies to place children with same-sex couples.”.
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. I was also reminded of the children who are still waiting on an earthly adoption of their own.
The Loving Father Who Judges?
Peter sees no conflict with God’s compassion and his justice.
God is Father, Judge, King, and much else, but the unblushing way Peter runs Father and Judge together sounds a note often absent in more recent preaching on the gospel of adoption
Why the Church Needs the Infertile Couple
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