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How Protestant Churches Are Involved with Adoption and Foster Care
Survey finds nondenominational ones are most active. But half of churchgoers say their church doesn’t mention either issue.
Research. How Protestant Churches Are Involved with Adoption and Foster Care. In the past, they've often focused on international adoption and orphanages.
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)
Three ways smaller churches can serve their communities
relative). Sometimes, though, children are made available for adoption. Currently there are over 100,000 children in foster care who are eligible for adoption.
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save ThemSubscriber Access Only
Experts debate State Department strategy to let the little children come less.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra| December 21, 2017. Image: Oli Winward / Salzmanart. Last fall, America's only active accreditor of international adoption agencies quit.
Adoption Tax Credit Saved by Both House and Senate
Republicans heed evangelical outcry on tax reform.
Republicans heed evangelical outcry on tax reform.
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.
One-on-One with Krish Kandiah on Stranger Grace and Stranger Danger
God is strange, unpredictable, and inscrutable
print. I recently interviewed Dr. Krish Kandiah, who is founding director of a fostering and adoption charity called Home for Good. His latest book, God
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. GOP Tax Reform Recognizes Unborn Babies as Beneficiaries. Gleanings.
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
The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and FutureSubscriber Access Only
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
Overreach Is the Part of Obama’s Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.
HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division
For some, the recent clashes between bakers and LGBT couples, patients and Christian clinics, prospective parents and adoption agencies, begs the question: What's the big deal?
Big Families May Get Bigger Tax Bills Under New Plan
But evangelicals cheer higher child tax credit and preserved adoption credit.
But evangelicals cheer higher child tax credit and preserved adoption credit. Daly praised the increase in the child tax credit and the retention of the adoption tax credit.
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.
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.
America’s Surrogacy Bump: Is Fertility a Blessing to Be Shared?Subscriber Access Only
Pro-life carriers and Christian bioethicists navigate the patchy landscape for assisted reproduction.
Eager to add to their family of three, Jenna and her husband, Mark, looked into adoption—many Christians' instinctual recommendation for couples who can't conceive—only to have the
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 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 Place the Freed Slaves Made
A think-tank leader and former presidential aide shares his debt of gratitude to the people of Madison Park, Alabama.
The Place the Freed Slaves Made. A think-tank leader and former presidential aide shares his debt of gratitude to the people of Madison Park, Alabama.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.
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