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.
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.
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
Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings
How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation.
But Christ ultimately fulfilled the Law, granting believers his own righteousness through adoption as children of God. Because Jesus is “the image of the invisible God” (Col.
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
birthing stories and maternity clothes. I was hidden under mounds of paperwork and the debt of adoption as my friends nursed their babies. I was hidden in
Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Why addiction ministry can include fellowship, the gospel and Narcan.
first responders that are often nearby has proven difficult, and though it has been proposed as one of the pillars of a national plan to combat the opioid epidemic, its adoption has been
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.
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
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
Not by Nature But by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption. Gilbert Meilaender (University of Notre Dame Press). Evangelicals recently have distinguished
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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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 Luddites and the First Contest of Man Versus Machine
Rapid technological change in 18th- and 19th-century England led to violent resistance…by Methodists.
In addition to poor working conditions, the factor which caused so much anger among the Luddites was the rapid adoption of the new technology over a matter of ten years, which
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’ 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