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Orphan Sunday Explodes in Russia and Ukraine

As we’ve recently highlighted, one of the most exciting elements of Orphan Sunday 2011 is the way it is springing up in countries around the world, from Kenya to the Philippines to Guatemala.   What an amazing catalyst for a global orphan movement!  A report I just received from Cristi Slate and our good friends at […]

Great blog post from California’s ECCU Takes Up Orphan Sunday, Too

I’m here at the T4A conference, loving the palpable feel of Gospel-fed enthusiasm for the “cause of the fatherless.”  As much as we all must spend the bulk of our days laboring in the trenches, it is always so good to get glimpses of the way the Church is increasingly rising.  Beautiful. On another note, […]

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…And Rethinking Faith

David Kinnaman’s new book, You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…And Rethinking Faith, hits the shelves this week.  It follows in the line of Kinnaman’s penetrating research and analysis in the book, UnChristian.  Publisher’s Weekly describes You Lost Me as “a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity.” The closing section […]

Foster Care Issue at Forefront of Religious Liberty in America

Foster care and the adoption of foster youth increasingly stand at the center of highly-charged religious liberty debates in America.  Our friend Stanley Carlson Theis leads the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (IRFA), and writes on these matters articulately.  Here are two excerpts from his latest publication. Again: Faith-Based Adoption Agencies in Virginia Under Threat Private […]

Orphan Sunday Catalyzing Indigenous Movements around the Globe

Many Alliance member organizations are helping their local church partners in other countries to harness Orphan Sunday to help grow indigenous adoption and orphan care movements.  What’s happening–from Kenya to Ukraine to Guatemala–is thrilling.  On Friday, I heard from a friend who works in the Philippines, nurturing a vision for indigenous adoption and orphan care […]

CT: Piper on Racism

An article in this month’s Christianity Today continues in the vein of a recent blog post here on “Race and Adoption” and last month’s Alliance webinar on “Transracial Adoption.”  The article is an excerpt from Piper’s new book, Bloodlines.  It’s provocatively titled, “Piper:  I Was Racist:  How the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church went from […]