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.
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
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.
Why Many Colombian Protestants Opposed Peace with FARC Fighters
Three seminary leaders explain how believers balanced justice vs. grace.
to guarantee greater transparency; they have obtained approval for legislation that promotes stiffer sentences for violence against women; they have objected to adoption by gay couples
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.
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
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.
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.
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ Kids
Responding to childhood trauma with Christ’s love, not tough love.
Opinion. Adoption Doesn't 'Fix' Kids. Responding to childhood trauma with Christ's love, not tough love. The cultural narrative around adoption was a lot more straightforward then.