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Twitterview with Dr. Russell Moore on Orphan Sunday

The Alliance just did its first “Twitterview” (a live interview via Twitter) today with Dr. Russell Moore, highlighting this weekend’s Orphan Sunday. Here’s the transcript. Jedd Medefind: We’re excited about the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ first twitterview with Dr. Russell Moore for ORPHAN SUNDAY 2009. So let’s start with your plans–what are your doing on […]

Notes from the Road Four: Adoption, Orphan Care and Illinois Cornfields

My return drive from Peoria to Chicago included a stop at the headquarters of Lifesong for Orphans, nested in the small town of Gridley, IL amidst a vast expanse of now-soggy cornfields. The founder of Lifesong, Gary Ringer, created Lifesong as a ministry outgrowth of his successful food processing business. The relationship between the two […]

Notes from the Road Three: A Pastor’s View of What Comes With Orphan Ministry

While in Peoria for speaking engagements last week, I had the privilege of sharing a cup of coffee and rich conversation with Daniel Bennett, pastor of Bethany Community Church. Daniel’s eyes light up when he speaks of seeking God’s glory; and it’s clear he means it, not merely as an abstract sermon topic, but as […]

We’re All in This Together

Hillsong United’s music-and-message film, We’re All in This Together, launches in U.S. theaters tomorrow.  It promises to be a potent rallying cry to the Church to make faith visible in Christ-like service to orphans, widows and others at the margin.  As their website explains: Hillsong United began in suburban Sydney, Australia, as a bunch of […]

Notes from the Road Two: More Signs of Stirring

While traveling for the Alliance Board meeting, several other experiences added to my ever-growing sense that God is stirring hearts across the country to reflect His heart for orphans.  I had the privilege of joining a gathering of the Middle Tennessee Alliance for Orphans.  The group brings together a dozen or so churches in the […]

Notes from the Road 1: Alliance Board Meeting

The Alliance semi-annual Board meeting last week in Nashville left me with an overwhelming sense of what a privilege it is to get to ride in a boat when a whole team is working the oars in unison…and God is the one blowing in the sails.  From 8 AM to 5 PM, the Board sat […]